DIY Hanging Jute Basket

Contributor post by  Caitlin of The Merrythought

I've been working with a lot of jute lately because I love it's simple, natural beauty and it's ability to work with any room's decor. This hanging basket is super easy to make, but can be a bit time consuming. Fill it with some fruit, plants, or anything else that needs a pretty place to be stored.

What you need:
-Sewing Machine
-Metal Loop
-Hot Glue Gun

How to make it:
(See instructional images below)
-Start forming a tight circle and use a zig-zag stitch to connect the pieces together.
-Continue wrapping the jute around and stitching them together until you have reached your desired size.

-Cut three strips of 1" wide leather 6-8" inches long each.
-Sew one end of the leather to the outside of the basket with the same thread used on the zig-zag stitch.

-Fold the other end down and secure it with two straight stitches across the top and bottom (through both layers of leather and the jute.) Repeat with each of the leather strips.

-Cut three long strips of of jute and put them through each of the three leather loops.. (Mine were 60" each - adjust this depending on where you will be hanging it. Remember the length will be half of the original cut piece once it's through the loop.)
-Take the ends of all the strings and pull them through the metal loop. Adjust the strings to make sure each side of the basket is level.
-Use another piece of jute to wrap tightly around the looped pieces of jute. You can use hot glue to secure the beginning and end of this wrap.
-Trim the six loose ends to be an inch or two under the wrap.

Hang and enjoy!

About the Contributor

Caitlin McGrath lives in a small town in Western New York. When her face isn't hidden behind her camera, she's usually crafting and daydreaming for The Merrythought, where she is a part of the three lady team sharing DIY projects, recipes, fashion, home d├ęcor & and bits of daily life.

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Wendy said...

Smart! love it.

Unknown said...

This is reminds me of a floppy brimmed hat!


Unknown said...

This is too cool!

Unknown said...

Love it!
I have been inspired.I wanted this kind of something to store onion and potatoes.
Thanks once again.