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Turn a Laundry Basket Into Pretty Decor In 3 Easy Steps

Cheap plastic laundry baskets cost next to nothing from a dollar store. Made from thin plastics of all colors, you have multiple purchase options. While you can certainly use them for laundry, these projects will have you upcycling them into beautiful and functional household helpers.

So grab a laundry basket and dump out the laundry. With a few easy-to-follow steps you can upcycle a laundry basket in the time it takes you to wash a load of clothes. You don't need much to turn your dollar-store find into stylish storage. I don't know about you, but it's hard for me to justify dropping a lot of money on a decorative bin, no matter how useful it is. (There's just too much other fun stuff to spend money on!) One thing I can get behind, though, is transforming a super-basic item into something that's both practical and incredibly pretty. Take the humble laundry basket. You can find one for next to nothing, and once you cover it in some colorful cord, picking up dirty clothes or stashing blankets gets a whole lot chicer. Best of all: no artistic ability required whatsoever.

Snap up a round plastic basket at your local dollar store. (You'll want to buy one without handles.) Next, pick up two different colors of cord, each about 1/4-inch thick. I like the two-tone look, so I chose teal for the top half and a natural hue for the bottom. Grab a hot glue gun and glue sticks and you're ready to go.


  • 1 round plastic basket
  • 2 different colors of cord (1/4-inch thick)
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
Turn a Laundry Basket Into Pretty Decor In 3 Easy Steps
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