Give a dollar store basket a makeover with rope, twine, and seashells. Using dollar store items keeps this coastal decor piece budget friendly.
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One of the easiest ways to bring the beach to your house is to decorate with seashells. I like to gather them and sort them into various containers.
Coastal Seashell Basket
I’ve had several of these wire baskets from the Dollar Tree for a while. Since I’m still not out shopping, I’ve been going through my craft stash looking for items that I can use. I also found rope and some craft pebbles.
Changing the wire basket to have a coastal look is as simple as hot gluing rope onto the basket.
I wrapped neutral colored rope around the basket, adding dots of hot glue along the way to hold it in place. Trim the rope on the back of the basket and add glue to hold it down.
To give the basket some filler, I added a small bag of craft pebbles that I also bought at Dollar Tree.
Once I got to this point, I decided that I didn’t like the way the metal handle was going to look. It was easy to remove using jewelry pliers.
To give the basket contrasting colors, the next level is wrapped in white rope.
I would have added more of the neutral rope around the top, but I didn’t have enough. So, that sent me back to my craft stash where I found a roll of twine.
Note: Be sure to use a finger protector when gluing something as thin as twine.
I wrapped the handles of the basket with thicker twine.
I used the bit of leftover rope for a handle. I ran it through the wire handles and added small amounts of hot glue to secure it.
The final step was to glue a shell to the front of the basket and fill the basket with an assortment of shells.
If you don’t have a collection of seashells, you can buy them at most craft stores, dollar stores, or online.
Supplies Used for Coastal Basket Makeover
- Wire Basket
- White and neutral rope
- Hot Glue
- Craft Pebbles
- Finger Protector
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Wire Basket Makeover