For the past few weeks I’ve been trying to figure out better storage solutions for my house. One of the things on my list was something to store toilet paper in. I came across this rope basket from Terrain, but there was no way in hell I was going to pay $100 (there is no toilet paper fancy enough for that). After researching different basket tutorials and different types of rope, I decided on a super simple project.
I love the added texture it gives, I actually used a crappy 11′ dollar store basket as a template, so it was super easy. It took a little under 2 hours to make, I put a movie on and went to town, but the best part was that I made it for under $5.
You’ll need: 100 ft of cotton clothesline/ Hot glue gun/ Plastic basket (optional)
Step One: Coil your rope into a flat base, hot gluing as you go.
Step Two: When your base is as wide as you like start stacking your rope on the outer edge. This is easier if your are working with plastic basket or bucket as a template.
Keep wrapping until you run out of rope. To make handles leave two sections of the basket loose. I made my handles three layers thick, and then then continued to wrap regularly for the last two layers. Then, pull out the handles and cut. Re-glue and secure as needed.