DIY Rope Basket

by Chan Vu, Apr 10 2017

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As I was organizing for spring, I noticed I had a lot of rope scattered in drawers and decided to create DIY rope baskets that would add a pop of color to my kitchen and function as additional storage. I hope you enjoy my tutorial for this simple DIY rope basket!

Time to start creating your very own DIY rope basket!

Project Time: 30 minutes

Difficulty Level: Beginner


  • 50 Feet of Rope
  • Hot Glue Sticks
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure


  1. To determine the natural bend in the rope, lay rope on a flat surface.
  2. Measure 6-inches of rope and then fold.                                                                        DIY Rope Basket
  3. Secure the folded section with the hot glue gun.                                                         DIY Rope Basekt
  4. Wrap the rope around the beginning spiral 15 times to create the base of the basket. Use the hot glue gun to glue each rotation together, keeping the base flat.                                                                                                                                         DIY Rope Basekt
  5. To build the rotation upward, apply hot glue on top of each layer of rope instead of the side.
  6. Continue to build the basket upward until you get the desired height.                       DIY Rope Basket
  7. Next, cut the end of the rope leaving an 8-inch tail.
  8. If the rope has a foam filling pull out 2 inches of the filling and cut it off. If the rope does not have a foam filling you can ignore this extra step.                                                                                                                                                                             DIY Rope Basket
  9. Fold the 8-inch tail in half forming a loop.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               DIY Rope Basket                  
  10. Glue the end of the loop to the top of the basket.
  11. Fill your DIY rope basket with anything! Bread, fruit or just use it to hold your keys!

Note: If you want to create round DIY rope basket form a circular base and then follow steps 4-11.

DIY Rope Basket

DIY Rope Basket

DIY Rope Basket

Enjoy your DIY rope basket and don’t forget to check out the DIYZ app for more project inspiration and step-by-step home improvement tutorials. The app is available from the Apple App Store for iPhone or Google Play for Android and includes lots more project ideas!


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