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