What do you do with a plain plastic dollar store basket? Make it super cute by weaving in your favorite ribbon! Or get a shabby, raggy look by tying short pieces of ribbon to the basket. You can use low, wide baskets like these for a variety of situations: organizing a coffee or tea station, keeping track of your fabric (or ribbon stash!), or even in the bathroom to hold towels.
- Plastic basket, $1
- Ribbon*, $1 and up
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks, on hand
Total: $2 and up
*Ribbon: You can buy spools of ribbon at the dollar store, but for this sample project, I used May Arts ribbon. You might also have a stash of ribbon already, or you can use strips of fabric.
1. Weave strips of ribbon through a basket. Alternate going over-under for each row.
2. Anchor ribbon to edges of basket with hot glue.
3. If desired, embellish the top of the basket with a row of ribbon or add additional embellishments (bows, rosettes, etc.)
Alternately: Cut short lengths of ribbon (about 4-6″ each) and tie to each line of the basket.
A Note About the May Arts Ribbon:
One way to make your dollar store crafts look really high-end is to use high quality embellishments. I love May Arts Ribbon because they have a huge selection of gorgeous ribbons, and just a little bit of nice ribbon can make a dollar store craft look like it came from a high-end department store. You can buy May Arts ribbon by the yard, so it’s easy to keep costs down when you buy the length that you need for a project.
Since I discovered May Arts, I’ve had a blast coming up with pretty ribbon craft projects. I hope I can write a ribbon craft book one day!
These crochet-edged velvet ribbons have to be some of my favorites!
Find May Arts:
- To find May Arts Ribbon in a store near you, use their Retail Store Locator.
- Or buy it by the yard on Etsy
- Follow the May Arts Blog
- Fan May Arts on Facebook
Check out this adorable wreath – The Adore Wreath.
I fell in love with this ribbon when I went to CHA. Check out what I made when I got my hands on some of it:
I embellished a thrifted basket with some ribbon, and look at this cute little thrifted pin I added:
I’ve made about fifty other projects using the May Arts ribbon, and I have had a huge blast working with it. I want you to experience the joy, too, so enter to win some May Arts ribbon below:
May Arts Ribbon Giveaway
I had a TON of fun creating projects with my May Arts ribbon. This ribbon is high-quality, gorgeous ribbon that adds so much to dollar store creations. Just look at all the pretty colors and styles of ribbon available from May Arts:
Since you can buy it by the yard, May Arts ribbon is an affordable way to add high quality to your dollar store crafts:
Want to get your hands on some May Arts Ribbon? Enter below to win 5 spools — a $125 value!
It’s easy to enter — just log in with your Facebook account to use this widget. (Remember, if you win, you will be contacted with your Facebook email address):