I'm excited to be back with a new DIY for you today! This month I've stepped back from blogging a bit to savor summer with my kiddos, and have some free time to play around in my craft room and see what I come up with. These yarn embroidered baskets are a result of some of my experimenting!
The baskets remind me of a modern take on a summer camp craft. It's a simple project that anyone can do but the addition of the yarn takes these plain jane baskets to a whole new level. The pretty sunburst one above was actually a paper plate holder in its previous life!
You probably already have a few of these baskets lying around your house, but if not, you can find tons of them for $1 a piece at a Goodwill or Salvation Army. All it takes is a little bit of yarn and some creativity and you have a stylish new accessory!
In addition to serving as pretty catch-alls for all kinds of things, I think these baskets would make for cool wall art!
This rectangular basket is the perfect size for corralling my phone, sunglasses, and keys.
This is a fun summer craft - so start hunting around our house for some baskets. Here's all you'll need:
Supplies for Yarn Embroidered Baskets
- Woven baskets
- Look for ones with a circular or grid weave with spaces large enough for a darning needle to fit through. Some baskets may be too rigid to work well.
- Head to your local thrift store for some great options for $1 a piece.
- Yarn (I love using variegated yarn, but any color will work)
- Darning needle