No Sew Storage Baskets

Hi friends:)  I’m back to share a tutorial for the baskets I made for my Washer/Dryer Pedestal

I can’t sew and don’t intend to learn anytime soon so I made these with my trusty hot glue gun.

I started by purchasing these Willow baskets from Wal-Mart.  I chose them because they were the right size and only $3.00…. so I thought.  When I checked out my total for three of them was $1.50!  They were on clearance for $.50 each!  Whoop!

The handles kept the baskets from fitting under the pedestal so I cut them with scissors.

Super easy:)  On to the fabric!

I found this great fabric at Hobby Lobby.  It was on sale for 30% off!  The print was just what I was looking for and had the perfect grey accent to match the laundry room:)

I measured the circumference at the top of the basket.  I added 2 inches and cut 3 strips to match at 6 inches wide.

I folded about an inch on the top and hot glued to secure it

and did the same with the other end.

Folded and glued the ends to make them nice and clean.

I started wrapping it around the top of the basket, hot glueing as I went.  I did let the fabric sit up a little from the rim of the basket because I liked the way it looked:)

I overlapped the edges and that was it! (Almost)

I did use Minwax Polycrylic on the entire pedestal,  however, I did not want to take any chances on it scratching so I purchased these felt pads from Wal-Mart.  Super cheap:)

I placed 4 on each basket and they stuck very well.  We have been using these baskets for a few weeks now and they haven’t fallen off yet!  If they fall off I will just epoxy them back:)

That’s all folks!  I spent under $10 total for all three baskets and only about 1 hour of work:)  LOVE!

We keep our shoes in the baskets and it is SOOOOO nice to have a clutter-free floor!  I’m still working on the rest of the laundry room but what an improvement already!  I’ll be back soon to share more:)

Thanks so much for stopping by! ~Ashley

  • Belvie

    Great instructions for the basket liners! Now, what I really want is instructions on making the elevated stand for the washer and dryer!

  • brianne

    I love your blog, so many great ideas! I was wondering how you made or where you purchased the stand for your washer and dryer!

  • Monica

    I LOVE that your washer and dryer are elevated and have the storage underneath!!!
    I’m new to your site and I’m loving everything I”m seeing! Thank you for posting all your crafyness!!!!

    • Ashley

      Thank you so much Monica! So happy to have you:)

  • http://ohigotthis.blogspot.com/ Rachelle

    Thank you for making this a no-sew project. Sewing machines and I haven’t had good relationships.

  • http://www.abeachcottage.com abeachcottage

    Lovely idea :) Great pattern of the fabric

    • Ashley

      Thank you:)

  • http://www.DIYHomeStagingTips.com Barbara Pilcher

    Great idea. I never understand why those baskets cost so much when they are just baskets and fabric. Taking the handle off was genius. Who among us does not have some of those baskets with handles that take up too much space. Nice work.

    • Ashley

      Thank you so much Barbara:)

  • Gail

    Thank you. I recently scored for really cheap, 3 large laundry wicker baskets and didn’t have enough fabric to make a full liner. Because of your inspiration, I’m using scraps of designer fabric to make an edger like yours . The inside of the basket, I’m covering just the bottom ( a large oval of felt)

    • Ashley

      Good thinking Gail!!!! Glad I could help a little:)

  • http://avintagegreen.blogspot.com Joy

    Great idea – sure looks good – and what a great way to utilize space.
    - Joy

    • Ashley

      Thank you Joy!!! Love having everything in it’s place!

  • http://afishwholikesflowers.blogspot.com Bethany

    These turned out great. And just my style, with a glue gun. I love the fabric you used too!

    • Ashley

      Thank you Bethany! I can’t sew so the glue gun is my go-to:)

  • http://pinkcalaveras.blogspot.com Georgette Ramirez

    genius! it came out fabulous!

    • Ashley

      Thank you Georgette:)))

  • http://MakingItHomey sandi

    I wished I had seen your tute before I made mine over the hard, long way. Way to go, they look great.

  • http://www.petalsandgifts.blogspot.com Kari

    I love no sew projects. Not handy with a needle. Love the it!! I look for simple projects all the time for my crafty classes at my shop. This is a great one!!

  • http://todayismysome-day.blogspot.com Kim@todayismysome-day

    Great idea! They turned out great, and we’d never know you didn’t sew them.

    • Ashley

      Thanks so much Kim:)))

  • http://www.karimascrafts.com Karima

    Hi from your newest follower/s via tip me tuesday. Now google and facebook following you. Karima, from
    http://www.karimascrafts.com
    and
    http://www.karimasblogs.blogspot.com
    I love your idea, i too like changing and altering things!

    • Ashley

      Thank you Karima:)

  • http://www.mywonderfullymade.blogspot.com Lauren

    Love these and what a STEAL you got on those baskets! Thanks for the new-sew tutorial!

    • Ashley

      Thank you Lauren:)))) I love good deals!

  • http://contentinsenoia.blogspot.com Lee Anne

    Love the idea! thanks so much for the post. I like that no sewing is needed to complete the project.
    Thanks again for the post!

    • Ashley

      Thanks so much Lee Anne:)

  • http://ecofriendlyhomemaking.com Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking

    This is so impressive! These baskets look awesome and it is amazing that there is no sewing involved!!

    • Ashley

      Thank you Alicia:)

  • http://ekcoltrin.blogspot.com Emily

    Love it!! They turned out so cute!

    • Ashley

      Thanks so much Emily:)))

  • http://bubblynaturecreations.com Rachel

    great job!!! love these!

    • Ashley

      Thanks so much Rachel!