Tuesday, March 12, 2013

DIY recycled felt basket


Today an easy idea to create a recycled basket! You gonna need a plastic container (I used a bleach bottle but anything you have around should work), felt and embroidery thread.


Cut felt in strips and braid at the size of the bottom of the container, fix with pins and sew. It may work with glue, let me know if you try!



Put the fabric over the bottom of the container, fix the strip with a pin and start braiding sides. Sew or glue strips together.



Cut extra strips and fold them inside, fix with pin and sew/glue along the edge. This is what you must have a this point!



Let's finish the edge! Fold a felt strip around an sew it with embroidery thread! Done. So you can use it that way to storage small items!



Or you can make it stronger keeping the container inside! So I just cut the bottle at the right size. It's perfect as fruits basket, for example, and you can take the felt cover of to clean it!



But I needed a plant pot! So I drill a few holes in the bottom, put a plastic sheet between the felt and the plastic container and voila!!!



Hope you enjoyed these easy way to recycle and embellish your home





12 comments:

  1. Great idea! Could make these for storage in my bathroom...

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  2. Adorei a idéia e o tutorial, parabéns!

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  3. Je vois que ma plante devient de plus en plus belle !!!

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    1. J'ai réussi a la garder en vie, trop contente!

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  4. Tu n'as pas moyen de recycler des vieux vêtements pour en faire un costume de mariage...

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  5. This is one of the best junk makeovers I have seen! Visiting from Roadkill Rescue. PS I have a linky party that opens today at 1:00 PST and runs through Sunday night. I would love to share this with my readers if you can stop by and link up. Truly, a great idea!
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    1. Thank you! I would love to take part of your link party!

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  6. What a beautiful transformation! I love the idea of using it for a plant pot, too. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Glad you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

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