5 Woven Baskets That Do Double Duty as Decor and Storage

published Aug 2, 2018
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Woven baskets are a chic, inexpensive way to bring storage and decor into a room, but they also have a tendency to be a little on the basic side. If you’ve grown bored with your stacks of wicker planters and straw storage boxes, breathe new life into them with a few easy DIYs. From cheerful pom poms, to Moroccan inspired tassels, to colorful acrylic patterns, there’s a slew of ways you can style these plain pieces to make them feel more like statement accents.

1. Textured Loops

(Image credit: Paper & Stitch)

If you don’t want to spend hours creating pom poms, Paper & Stitch gives you another alternative with this woven loop tutorial. It will bring some texture to the basic piece, and turn it from a simple basket to a handmade masterpiece.

2. Golden Triangles

The pop of gold and fringe accents on this basket make it a great eye-catching accent piece for any room in the house.

3. Green Fringe

(Image credit: House Homemade)

Another great way to breathe new life into an old basket is to cover it with cotton cording, like House Homemade did. Using a glue gun to attach it and an easy yarn looping technique to create the hanging tassels, this project should take you no longer than 30 minutes and give you a beautiful new planter basket.

4. Black-and-White Stripes

What’s black and white and striped all over? These sleek handmade baskets that would add graphic interest to your living room, bathroom or bedroom, all while keeping your clutter neatly tucked away.

5. Poppy Pink

If you want to take a craftier route, you can create a basket, vase, or dish completely from scratch, with your own two hands. We Are Scout shows how to make coiled raffia bowls with bold, colorful accents to help liven up a credenza or bookshelf.