Wednesday, July 30, 2014


I saw these baskets at IKEA and knew I had to have them, but that I needed to spice them up a little.  (I am really into IKEA hacking lately, ha ha, if you can't tell). 
 Oh what good a little embroidery thread can do!  I loved how these baskets turned out and they are perfect for just about anything.  Storage, home decor, or maybe even a cute way to give a gift, and, you can personalize it using any color.  Another perk? They don't take long to make. Read all about it after the jump.  

-Baskets (I got these baskets from IKEA)
-Embroidery thread

Tips to the amount of thread:
For the largest basket I used 2 of each color
Medium basket 1 1/2 of each color 
Small basket 1 of each color
Take the tops off of your baskets.
To start the first wrap, pick one color and place the thread across the very center of the basket top.
Then tie a knot on the bottom side to secure the thread.
Next, map out where you are going to wrap.  Make an "X"
Then start to wrap one side, lining up the thread.
As you continue wrapping from one side to the opposite side of the "X", you will start to get a little bit of a twist.
When you are done, wrap the thread around the middle of the "X" on the back of the top.
Tie it off and then cut off excess.
Add another color.
And continue until the top of the basket is all wrapped!


kylie said...

these are absolutely darling and SO cheery. love them!

Amy W said...

Honestly. These are ridiculously cute. I love these colors, too. Pinning!!

Merrick said...

Holy crap, you never cease to amaze me with your creativity! I LOVE these!

Havalah Turner said...

I love how colorful these are!

Anonymous said...

exactly what merrick said!!

Priyanjana Roy said...

wow ! beautiful!

Amy @ Homey Oh My! said...

WOW. Lot less complicated to do than I thought. GORGEOUS, Sara!!!

Jinny said...

They are gorgeous, thanks for sharing Sara, I'm gonna try making them very soon!:)

Alexis Middleton said...

These are amazingly gorgeous and you are so talented. The end.

crafty grandma said...

OMG!! Just came across your site and having been checking it out and just love love love it!! I will be your newest fan and these boxes are just too cute since I still, after 5 years, have not used up all the embroidery threads I inherited from my mom's store (the grandkids can only make so many friendship bracelets!)LOL! thanks for your wonderful tutorial

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