Pick up a plastic laundry basket from Dollar Tree and make this decorative DIY Patriotic Basket for your porch or patio.
Since I have a very small table on my porch I try to find decorations that won’t take up the entire table and this little basket is the perfect size for a little bistro table.
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All of the supplies to make this basket came from Dollar Tree and you can make this red, white, and blue basket in minutes.
Actually, everything right down to the basket was handmade! My kids painted the tin cans planters and we made DIY Cork Sailboats to add to the basket. Check out the list of supplies and how-tos below.
- A round, plastic laundry basket (mine is from Dollar Tree)
- Ribbon (I used satin and wire burlap ribbon that I found at Dollar Tree)
- Hot glue gun
- Foam glitter stars or other decoration (optional)
How to Make a DIY Patriotic Basket – 2 Easy Steps
STEP 1: Cut A Plastic Basket
Cut a Dollar Tree plastic laundry basket with scissors as shown above.
Don’t throw the rest of that basket away!
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STEP 2: Add Ribbon and Decorations
Weave ribbon through the holes of the basket in an under-and-over fashion as shown below. Overlap the ends and glue with a hot glue gun to secure the ribbon on the inside of the basket. Then hot glue decorations on.
That’s it, fill your basket with greenery or patriotic decor. If you’re looking for ideas, check out the Related Craft Ideas section below!
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