Caravan Sonnet: Perplexed to Pretty {or, goodbye plastic baskets}

2/26/13

Perplexed to Pretty {or, goodbye plastic baskets}

So as y'all read last week I was perplexed on what to do with the plastic baskets that I found so cheaply at Goodwill. As I mentioned in my post yesterday , I had a lot of great suggestions on my facebook page of what to do and after tweaking some of these suggestions I am THRILLED with the final product!

For the background of this project you can read of my fun overwhelming adventure at Joanns fabric here.  After I got home I made sure that all of the baskets were washed and dry.
My next step was to cut out the muslim that I purchased to cover the darker baskets. Just so y'all know I measured approximately a 14inch by 14inch piece of muslim (and later fabric) for each of the baskets despite their different sizes. (As you can tell by my perfect uneven cutting I was obviously eye-balling the measuring!)
The tape that you see in the lower left hand portion of the picture above is actually a tape called "U-Glu". It looks like duck tape but is a speciality tape that attaches to both plastic and fabric (something that was difficult for me to originally find). I chose this over the spray adhesive that I had read about on another blog simply because this was not temporary (like the spray adhesive was).

The next step was to place pieces of the tape around each part of the basket. After this I covered the baskets (with color) with muslin.
After four of the baskets were covered with muslin:
I cut out the fabric to approximately 14 inches by 14inches and then was ready to cover all of the baskets. {Yesterday I mentioned how expensive alot of the fabric that I found was. I was thrilled to find that this fabric was adorable and cute and was only $9.99 per yard and was on sale for 20% off! {As an fyi, these seven baskets only needed 1 yard of fabric.} For those of you who are interested in this particular fabric it was from Studio and the fabric name was: "beloved".
After repeating the same process as with the muslim I covered each of the baskets. And here are some shots of the final look:
Once again, here is a comparison of before and after! I am so happy with the final outcome!

7 comments:

  1. WHAT?!!! No way! This is a riot, I would have never known under that whimsy fabric were plastic dollar store baskets!

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  2. GREAT idea! So, so clever! Thanks for sharing! :)

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    1. Thanks again for stopping by Brianna and for your sweet comment! :)

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  3. What a brilliant idea. They look so good.

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    1. Thanks again Natasha! This idea came from another blog! I was inspired!! Thanks for stopping by!:)

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  4. These are so adorable! I'll have to keep my eyes open for more ideas like this when I'm thrifting! Thanks for linking up and I'm now your newest follower :)

    Erica
    thepaintedtrailer.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you again Erica for your sweet comment and for stopping by! The link up was so fun!
      :) Rebecca

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