Tidy up your home with these DIY Burlap Baskets using Plastic Dollar Store Bins! These DIY Dollar Store baskets are simple to make using basic supplies from the Dollar Tree but look like they are from Pier One! If you are looking for storage baskets from the Dollar Store but don’t like the plastic baskets, try this burlap fabric DIY project!
In case you’re curious (or in a hurry):
✅ These specific baskets are the most popular with my readers and featured in this post. I highly recommend ordering these baskets online and doing a store pick up because you can rarely find these baskets in the stores!
My DIY project began when I was looking for some baskets to fit on a low shelf and could not find the perfect size so I decided to make my own. The problem with the shelving unit we owned was every basket or bin I tried was either too big or too small. I originally wanted a galvanized bin but then I tried some plastic Dollar Tree bins (I use these to organize closets in our home) and they fit perfectly! The problem was how unattractive they were. So I came up with a solution to add burlap fabric. Keep reading for the DIY tutorial!
I like using burlap fabric for DIY projects around the home because it’s versatile and gives that “farmhouse” look. Burlap can be inexpensive (especially if you find it on sale) and is easy to use in other craft projects.
I stock-up on burlap fabric when I find it on sale but this burlap fabric is priced well for this project and offers free shipping.
You can use any plastic baskets you have but these plastic bins from the Dollar Tree are inexpensive and sturdy.
I use these basket around my home for storing and organizing books, pantry items, clothing, and much more!
The baskets available at my local Dollar Tree at the time I did this project were only available in red so I ended up painting mine using chalk paint (that’s the only paint I had on hand that would cover plastic).
In my opinion, every household needs a glue gun, but if you don’t have a glue gun, this one is similar to mine and has free shipping available.
Chalkboard labels will complete this easy DIY project and help organize your home.
I made some chalkboard labels using my Cricut Explore Air machine and Chalk Board Vinyl, but these Chalkboard labels are very similar and can be used around the house in other ways.
- Paint the baskets if you choose to paint. The only baskets I found in stores at the time were red so I painted mine a gray color (I only painted the tops and bottoms to make this a quick project).
- Cut the burlap fabrics in strips to size. You want to wrap the fabric around the bin, leave enough overhang (about 1 inch) for the bottom if you can.
- Once you have the fabric cut, use your glue gun to adhere the fabric to the corners of the basket. You will want to have the edge of the fabric come up under the lip of the top and then fold the bottom under. I didn’t have enough fabric to fold under the bottom so the bottom edge of mine meets the bottom of the basket.
- Add labels if desired. Be sure to check out my printable organization labels available HERE. When looking close up, you can see the paint is not perfect but I like that look (farmhouse style). If you want a cleaner look then choose baskets in your preferred color so you don’t need to paint.
I use these baskets to hold children’s books, DVDs, magazines, and children’s electronic devices.
I think these turned out awesome and will look great in any home!
✅ These baskets are the most popular with my readers and featured in this post. Get some while they are still available.
Other ways to use these baskets in your home:
- Use to organize an open pantry
- Organize kid’s toys
- Use in a mudroom
- Organize craft supplies
- Use to organize a linen closet
- The possibilities are endless!
If you are looking for a way to save money on expensive baskets to display in your home, try making these DIY burlap dollar store bins!
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