How to make Dollar Store storage bins look like tasteful home decor

Nadine Stay

I’m a huge fan of baskets as a storage option for a couple of reasons — they look far better than any ordinary crate and they match pretty much any home aesthetic. But wicker and rope baskets can get pretty pricey, especially if you’ve got as many of them as I do.

So this idea to DIY fancy-looking woven baskets out of a storage bin you can find at Dollar Tree could just be the best thing that ever happened to your home and your wallet!

The idea comes from the blogger behind Busy Bliss who decided to go this affordable route when finding storage options for the kitchen. Not only will you find great before and after photos on the blog, but you’ll also get a step-by-step tutorial to show you how you can go from this:

Dollar Tree

to this:

Busy Bliss

You’ll need some fabric, rope, scissors (in case you need to cut your fabric down) and a hot glue gun to complete this easy DIY.

You’ll start by adhering the fabric to the inside of the bin using hot glue, leaving enough to cover the outer lip of the basket. Once the fabric is secure inside the basket, use the glue gun to affix the rope to the outside as you wrap it around the bin.

When the bin is completely covered with the fabric and the rope, it’ll look completely different from the plastic bin you purchased. Plus, it’ll be ready to house pillows and blankets in your bedroom, magazines and remotes in your living room, towels in your bathroom and so much more. The storage possibilities are practically endless!

This tutorial from the Nadine Stay website shows how, if you get a rope or piping that’s thick enough, you can create a rope basket without even purchasing a bin from the dollar store. All you need is a circle large enough to mimic the desired shape, some piping and a glue gun. The tutorial demonstrates how a large trash can could be a great point of reference. But another basket or even a large planter could also do the trick.

In the end, you’ll wind  up with a beautiful storage option:

Nadine Stay

And if you’d still like to purchase something instead of sparing the time for a DIY, you can find some reasonably priced options online.

This rope basket is going for just $13.99 on Amazon:


Whether you get crafty and save yourself a little money or purchase affordable options, remember that woven and rope baskets are great ways to keep clutter at a minimum and style at an all-time high!

Cleaning & Organization, Crafts, DIY & Improvement, Home

About the Author
Augusta Statz
I have a B.F.A. in Writing from the Savannah College of Art and Design. I’m an avid writer with a genuine sense of curiosity. I feel the best way to absorb the world around you is through fashion, art and food, so that’s what I spend most of my time writing about.

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