When I had finished my crocheted washcloths and scrubbies I found them too beautiful to hide them away. So I thought about how to display them in our bathroom, incorporate them into the interior design. Wire baskets came to my mind – and I remembered a tutorial for a DIY wire basket that I had seen a while ago and bookmarked.
I followed the comprehensive pictured tutorial of Amy and have to say:
These baskets are really easy to make, although the sturdy wire mesh is a bit difficult to handle. And be careful with the cut ends of the wire – they’re sharp. You’ll bend them to the inside, but if I would make these baskets for kids, I guess I would sandpaper the raw edgesd first. And next time I will wear gloves…
I am still thinking about spraypainting them, but I couldn’t decide for a colour (copper?) … and I do like the raw silver matte look of the baskets right now. Definitely an upgrade of our bathroom!
wire mesh (1 cm grid) (I found it in the garden section of our local home improvement centre), wire cutter, pliers optional: sandpaper
See Amys pictured step-by-step tutorial.
Of course your are totally free about the size of your basket. If you already have a purpose in mind, adjust the basket size to the content.
I made my baskets in the following sizes:
25 x 15 x 10 cm, 14 x 10 x 6 cm, 11 x 11 x 9 cm (length x width x hight)