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

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

  2. 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. 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!!!!

  4. 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.

  5. 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)

  6. 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!!