Last week was Week 7 of the 52 Weeks of Pinterest Challenge. I had really high hopes for the project I had picked out. We have a shoe organization problem at our house. I feel like there are shoes everywhere all the time. A friend of mine keeps baskets at each of her doors for shoes and I thought that was a brilliant idea. I had seen this DIY Dollar Tree Basket Pin from Amie at Busy Bliss and thought it would be perfect for my shoe basket.
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Last Sunday, Graylie and I made a trip to Joann’s Fabric Store. Since I don’t sew, I didn’t have any fabric scraps to use like Amie. It was so much fun looking at all the patterns. I had plenty of Dollar Tree baskets to use and had already picked up some gray rope from the Dollar Tree as well.
For this project you only need a few supplies:
- Plastic tote/basket
- About 1/2 yard of fabric
- Rope or Twine
- Glue Gun
I was excited to get started. I should have known this might not be a good project for me when my 8 year old son had to show me how to get the fabric to fit inside the basket! Once I had that figured out, I cut the fabric around the top of the basket. I ended up cutting it too close to the top. You should leave extra fabric and then wrap the rope around it.
Once I had trimmed the fabric, I started wrapping the rope around the basket and securing it with the hot glue. I thought this part was a little tedious and it ended up taking me about three days to finally get it done. I ran out of rope towards the end of the basket so my basket is not completely wrapped. I honestly think it looks like a hot mess!
I think this could have turned out better with practice so I don’t want to discourage anyone from giving it a try! I just wouldn’t say it is one of my most successful Pinterest Projects! The fun part of this challenge is trying things that I wouldn’t normally do. I am most crafty with paper, scissors, and paint.
I’m already looking forward to the next challenge! I am hoping to try some of the many pins I have for Lunch Prep. Anyone here prep lunch for the entire week? It sounds like a brilliant idea to me so we’ll see how that goes.
Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups says
Good job trying, I feel so motivated to try more crafts when I see your posts.
I would have no idea how to get started with that one.
Thanks Emily! It was fun!
I’m not sure I would be able to handle this basket project either. It looks tricky! But you’ve inspired me to decide on a basket project for our mountain of shoes!
It was a little tricky and more time consuming than I would have liked. It was fun though and I think it will be very useful for my kids’ shoes.
Using hot glue can definitely be tedious after awhile because it dries so quick. I think this turned okay okay; I’m sure my attempt would be just down right awful. LOL That’s great you’re trying new projects though. 🙂
Glitter On A Dime says
Thanks Lauren! Yes, the glue gun got very tedious. I actually just got it a few months ago so I’m sure I’ll get better at it. I am loving trying new projects. Part of the fun is also deciding what to do next!