Baskets look great but they can be expensive. Get the same look using a cardboard box, fabric and some rope!

DIY basket storage

What you’ll need:

  • a box
  • rope
  • fabric
  • hot glue gun


1) Choose a sturdy box in the size you want for storage.

2) Cut the top flaps off the box.

3) Glue one end of your rope to the bottom edge of the box and wrap around the box until 2/3 of the box is covered.

4) Cut a strip of fabric double the size of the exposed box left.

5) Glue the material to the outside and fold over to inside of your box and glue in place.

6) Wrap one extra line of rope over the material and cut and glue in place.

7) Leave to dry.

Your box is ready to store things in!

These can be made so cheaply and they look great! They’d also be good for gift giving with hamper presents in.

Have you ever made a storage box like this? Please add any tips you have in the comments below.

Image courtesy of Pintrest.com

  • What a brilliant idea. I seriously need to invest in a hot glue gun.


  • Seeing the end product, you would never have guessed it was just a cardboard box underneath! Fantastic


  • yeah they do look fab and you can customise it to suit a room’s colour scheme


  • I have never made one but they look wonderful!


  • Love this! As a Professional Organiser I’m always recommending clients to contain their stuff but the costs can add up. Thanks for helping me think outside the cardboard box ;p


  • This looks very lovely. I could use a few of these around my home


  • this is a great idea. they look so pretty!


  • These look fabulous! They are a great way to dress up a room and help hide clutter. Thanks for sharing this project.


  • I love this, it looks fantastic. I’m not a crafty person but I think I could do this.


  • This looks so good. Like the real thing! I think I had better go and buy a glue gun


  • Looks lovely !!


  • If things don’t fit in my cupboards, then they don’t belong in my house. Storage boxes are just clutter, no matter whether they look good or not.


  • What a great Idea! Looks lovely


  • now to get creative!


  • A gorgeous looking storage box – good project too.


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