We're big fans of simple, inexpensive crafts here at Apartment Therapy. They not only provide a sense of accomplishment and a handmade touch to your home, but can save you money. These simple rope containers cost a whopping $2 and a little time to make! Michelle of The Gilded Hare has been busy making baskets/containers. These simple projects only involve a bit of hot glue and a 50' length of rope.
You could mix things up and alter your rope choice, dip dye them, or dip them in paint or even rubber to make something truly unique. It's a great project to take on during a night of tv watching, and could be the perfect diy accessory for bathrooms, office desks, or those catchall spots around your home.