For the love of all things organized, don't limit yourself to clear plastic containers. There is so much more style to be found in the realm of home organization, so I encourage you to think outside the box (or bin) and enter into the world of storage baskets. Yes, you can buy them, but why not make them? Woven storage baskets make the perfect home for the cumbersome stack of blankets in the living room, the pile of dirty laundry on the bedroom floor, toys, knitting supplies, car keys, plants...you name it, and it can find a place in a storage basket. Keep the plastic containers for under the bed or in the closet, because you'll want to show these projects off.
(Above) Let's kick things off with a beautiful round basket with lid created by the talented Julia of Bildschœnes. In a 3-part project you can see how she starts with woven rope coasters, adds more to make it into a basket, and then finishes with a fitted top.
Check out this chunky knit basket using Flax & Twine's tutorial to create craft storage you can keep on display. Or use it for a fun planter cover for green thumbs.
If you're not up for weaving your own storage basket, update an existing basket with color-blocked yarn fringe, as seen over on A Kailo Chic Life.
Similarly, you can hack an IKEA rag rug if you aren't up for weaving from scratch. You'll still need a sewing machine to make these fun Sugar & Cloth storage baskets, but check out the tutorial to see how easy it is.
Create colorful storage using wire bins by dyeing cotton rope, wrapping it around the bin with alternating sections of raw rope. Perfect for entryway storage. Check out our own tutorial to learn how.
Jute storage baskets are timelessly stylish, and so easy to make. The only materials needed to make this basket from Noémie at Pierre Papier Ciseaux are rope, hot glue, and oversized yarn pom poms.
Keep it simple with a cotton piping coiled basket with leather accents. This would work wonderful for storing bath towels and blankets, and could also be great for concealing less appealing items like plastic toys or children's books. See how to make your own over on Alice and Lois.
These cheery baskets from We Are Scout might require a little more time, but they are worth it when it comes to adding flare and fun to home storage. Keep a bowl or two in your entryway to curb clutter, or stash your office supplies inside to brighten up your desk space.