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DIY recycled felt basket


Today an easy idea to create a recycled basket! You gonna need a plastic container (I used a bleach bottle but anything you have around should work), felt and embroidery thread.


Cut felt in strips and braid at the size of the bottom of the container, fix with pins and sew. It may work with glue, let me know if you try!


Put the fabric over the bottom of the container, fix the strip with a pin and start braiding sides. Sew or glue strips together.


Cut extra strips and fold them inside, fix with pin and sew/glue along the edge. This is what you must have a this point!


Let’s finish the edge! Fold a felt strip around an sew it with embroidery thread! Done. So you can use it that way to storage small items!


Or you can make it stronger keeping the container inside! So I just cut the bottle at the right size. It’s perfect as fruits basket, for example, and you can take the felt cover of to clean it!


But I needed a plant pot! So I drill a few holes in the bottom, put a plastic sheet between the felt and the plastic container and voila!!!

Hope you enjoyed these easy way to recycle and embellish your home! 





Amaryllis

Kim

Sunday 11th of June 2023

Impressive idea ! Excited to make this , thank you for posting . Creative 👍

amaryllis

Wednesday 14th of June 2023

Thanks Kim! Let me know how it turns out. You are welcome to tag me on Insta if you like to share @ohoh.deco

Shannon Madigan

Tuesday 26th of March 2013

What a beautiful transformation! I love the idea of using it for a plant pot, too. Thank you for sharing.

Ama Ryllis

Wednesday 27th of March 2013

Glad you like it! Thanks for stopping by!

Good Time Charlie

Thursday 21st of March 2013

This is one of the best junk makeovers I have seen! Visiting from Roadkill Rescue. PS I have a linky party that opens today at 1:00 PST and runs through Sunday night. I would love to share this with my readers if you can stop by and link up. Truly, a great idea! Redouxinteriors.com

Ama Ryllis

Thursday 21st of March 2013

Thank you! I would love to take part of your link party!

Ashley @TheCreamToMyCoffee

Tuesday 19th of March 2013

This is absolutely lovely - great idea!

Ama Ryllis

Wednesday 20th of March 2013

Thank you!

Anonymous

Tuesday 19th of March 2013

Tu n'as pas moyen de recycler des vieux vĂȘtements pour en faire un costume de mariage...