After their baskets I had to get in on the action. I made mine using sheet music and jute.
I used Mod Podge to paste my paper onto the container and I also added a couple of coats to the top of the paper to make it more flexible and less brittle.
The beige topped basket was my first one. You can see that the sides aren't real even. I don't know a lot about weaving but I thought that a tiny bit of a gap between the 'uprights' would improve this. So on the next two baskets, I cut a sliver of plastic out from between each upright cut.
I think adding a slight gap between each upright strip helped immensely.
Usually, I don't mind when whites/off-whites don't match but it bothered me with these baskets that the yellowed sheet paper contrasted with the white of the plastic container so I used hot glue to edge the baskets with some dollar bin trim I had on hand.
I am using them to store the girls' craft oddments (glue sticks, crayons, and scissors) in style in the living room.
I am going to shout out to Gail at that artist woman again. This is a really fun and satisfying project (I am thinking it would be fun to use fabric scraps to weave too). You can't beat free materials like yogurt containers.
Gail has loads of cool projects on her blogs and I am pretty sure you will find a few more of them here in the near future.
I will be sharing this at:
wow, how neat! i had to see what yogurt containers meant in craftiness.ReplyDelete
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Ooo. I need to do this!ReplyDelete
These baskets are great Melissa. I like their earthiness and simplicity!ReplyDelete
Melissa! Those are so cute! You are so stinkin' clever! :)ReplyDelete
P.S. You name is in the pot for the drawing! :) Good luck!
Wow! These are amazing!ReplyDelete
I love fun projects like this!ReplyDelete
Gosh, you've got some cool ideas. Love it!!ReplyDelete
What a great look. The baskets turned out wonderfully.ReplyDelete
They look fantastic! I'm always looking for ideas for empty yogurt containers. :-)ReplyDelete
These are fab! I know what you mean about sometimes NEEDING to fix something that bugs you, even when no one but you will ever notice.ReplyDelete
I love it! This is such an adorable idea. Thanks for linking up to upcycled awesome!ReplyDelete
What a brilliant idea! They look awesome :)ReplyDelete
These look great! Can't believe they were old containers. What a cool idea!ReplyDelete
Very creative project. Love the idea of using the yogurt containers and making them into an awesome work of art. Thanks for sharing your inspiring post.ReplyDelete
What a fun way to use sheet music! I also love that you re-used the yogurt cups for the base! Great job!!!ReplyDelete
Oh wow...wish I had the patience. Thye look great!ReplyDelete
Looks great, way to recycle! Thanks for sharing at Beyond the Picket Fence's Under $100 linky party.ReplyDelete
I've never seen that done before. What a great idea. I like the trim at the top and would never had known it was a disguise of sorts. ;)ReplyDelete
Thanks for linking to my party. It's fun to see what you link up each week.
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I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :)ReplyDelete
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