Creative Uses for Baskets

Creative Uses for Baskets

I found a couple of cute baskets at the thrift store yesterday.  Of course, my mind went straight to its creative side and started contemplating how I would use the baskets. If you put your mind to it, you can definitely come up with some creative things to use a basket for besides holding items.  This one was so cute that I knew it would look gorgeous on my wall, especially with the brown curtains that are on the windows.


Creative Uses for Baskets

Line the bottom of the basket with a piece of poster board.  You should try to use the same color as the matte that you will be using.  This will keep any portion of the bottom from showing.  You can use whatever product is best to attach poster board to basket, i.e., wood glue, hot glue, etc.

Creative Uses for Baskets

You can save money by using a mat from an old frame at home if you have any available.  This one came from an 8 X 10 frame and has a 5 X 7 insert.  This is a photo of me when I was pregnant with my first child.  So long ago.

Creative Uses for Baskets

Insert mat into basket.  Attach using some type of adhesive.

Creative Uses for Baskets

Finished product. That looks really good!  Plus, it looked even better when hung on wall.

Creative Uses for Baskets

Another shot from a different angle of the framed picture in the basket. Super cute!

Below is another basket that I found.  I decided to use it as a scarf holder. I love the strange shape of the basket.

Creative Uses for Baskets

Just insert scarves into the holes.  It can actually hold a lot of scarves.  Following is a picture of how it looks after inserting scarves and hanging in closet with a screw.

Creative Uses for Baskets

It’s perfect for my closet.  Now, my scarves are more organized. I’m loving it!  Can’t wait to find more baskets….


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  1. What a cool idea!! Love it!

  2. I adore repurposed projects and your picture frame basket is so lovely! Congrats, you’re featured this week at the Inspire Us Thursday Link Party on Organized 31.

  3. I love your cute easy ideas that even I can do.
    Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry recently posted…Herbed Cauliflower ‘Couscous’ with Tahini YoghurtMy Profile

  4. Hello! I’m stopping by from the SoMe2 link-up. Your basket ideas are so cool. I would have never thought to hang one on the wall, with a picture inside! What a neat way to frame a memorable moment. And I have never seen a basket like the second one. If I find one I’m going to be sure to grab it, because I really need a better scarf display.

    Great finds!
    Dee Williamson recently posted…“You’re Eggs-actly Right!” Mason Jar GiftMy Profile

    • Hi Dee! I was happy to find these baskets. That’s the great thing about thrift-shopping. You can never tell what you’re going to happen upon…


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