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


  1. Belvie on August 21, 2012 at 11:13 am

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

  2. brianne on July 23, 2012 at 10:22 am

    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!

  3. Monica on June 19, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    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 on June 24, 2012 at 6:32 am

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

  4. Rachelle on March 14, 2012 at 12:10 pm

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

  5. abeachcottage on June 13, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Lovely idea 🙂 Great pattern of the fabric

    • Ashley on June 14, 2011 at 12:31 am

      Thank you:)

  6. Barbara Pilcher on June 13, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    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 on June 13, 2011 at 1:26 pm

      Thank you so much Barbara:)

  7. Gail on June 13, 2011 at 11:20 am

    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 on June 13, 2011 at 1:27 pm

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

  8. Joy on June 13, 2011 at 5:24 am

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

    • Ashley on June 13, 2011 at 1:28 pm

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

  9. Bethany on June 13, 2011 at 4:13 am

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

    • Ashley on June 13, 2011 at 1:28 pm

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

  10. Georgette Ramirez on June 11, 2011 at 2:06 am

    genius! it came out fabulous!

    • Ashley on June 11, 2011 at 12:02 pm

      Thank you Georgette:)))

  11. sandi on May 26, 2011 at 2:27 am

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

  12. Kari on May 25, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    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!!

  13. [email protected] on May 24, 2011 at 12:46 pm

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

    • Ashley on May 24, 2011 at 4:18 pm

      Thanks so much Kim:)))

  14. Karima on May 24, 2011 at 10:53 am

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

    • Ashley on May 24, 2011 at 4:19 pm

      Thank you Karima:)

  15. Lauren on May 24, 2011 at 7:58 am

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

    • Ashley on May 24, 2011 at 4:19 pm

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

  16. Lee Anne on May 24, 2011 at 3:13 am

    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 on May 24, 2011 at 4:22 pm

      Thanks so much Lee Anne:)

  17. [email protected] eco friendly homemaking on May 23, 2011 at 8:42 pm

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

    • Ashley on May 24, 2011 at 1:15 am

      Thank you Alicia:)

  18. Emily on May 23, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Love it!! They turned out so cute!

    • Ashley on May 24, 2011 at 1:15 am

      Thanks so much Emily:)))

  19. Rachel on May 23, 2011 at 3:49 am

    great job!!! love these!

    • Ashley on May 24, 2011 at 1:17 am

      Thanks so much Rachel!

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