Vintage meets Rustic basket. Beautiful baskets make a difference. Storing bottles, makeup, and even boho jewelry and accessories, can become less messy if they are put in the right container. And not any container; a see-through basket made of lovely chicken-wire.
I made this chicken-wire basket using easy steps (but gotta admit the wire did poke me a couple of times - so gotta be careful).
~ Chicken wire
~ Wire-cutter, or strong scissors
~ Cardboard (to be tucked underneath the burlap bottom for more security.
(Both photos of bottles-in-chicken-wire-basket are originally by Karboojeh Jewelry)
- Cut the chicken-wire sheet into, say, 30x50cm (or whatever can become a tube shape, wide enough or narrow enough for your needs).
- Run a twine thread through the two flaps of the tube to secure it, use pliers to tweak loose wire endings onto themselves (which is a bit pokey, so wear garden gloves). You can later on cover up the area where the flap meet with burlap-over-cardboard so the wire thongs won’t poke you every time you’re around the basket :)
- For the bottom, fold the tube onto itself to create a closed bottom; use free-soul common-sense to secure the bottom by applying some wire-and-plier action.
- Cut a piece of cardboard and another one of burlap to be placed at the bottom of the basket, by tracing the bottom from the outside. Tuck them in one after the other.
- Rope is more of decorative than anything else if you’re going to use thise basket for heavy things. But if you want to ‘hang’ it, it can very snugly carry your ribbons, head-bands, combs, and feathers.
You’re done. I’m not into step-by-step tutorials because I think each one of us has a different skill-level (and patience), so I guess you need to go boho on this one and experiment a bit to make your own design.
P.S. You can add flowers, decorations, or whatever you like, to
the exterior part of the basket to make it your own.