DIY Laundry basket

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This is just a quick project that all ages can do to add some pretty storage ideas to your rooms.

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I picked up this little laundry basket the other day for $1. The gaps between it are pretty wide and open so I decided to weave some scrap fabric through it so I could store smaller items without them falling out.

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First you will need to cut your fabric into strips.

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Then glue down the first strip and start weaving that through the basket.

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Tie other strips to the main strip to continue weaving, switching colors and patterns to add some variety to the basket.

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Once you are finished glue that last end down to the basket.

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Now you can store items without them falling through the cracks. I think a variety of different sizes of baskets would look pretty in a baby room. I have seen this done before, years ago with a beach purse basket. Someone weaved handkerchiefs through it and it was really adorable.

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This is also a great project for speech lesson with your children. Work in some lessons on prepositions. Guiding then through the process of weaving while saying out loud over and under to remind them of that preposition. Plus teaching kids how to be clean and organized with their toys and rooms is never a bad thing. I had baskets all over my home when the kids were little for easy clean up with their toys. We would sing the clean up song together and they would know it was time to tidy.

Clean up, Clean up

Everybody everywhere

Clean up, clean up

Everybody do their share.

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Happy organizing everyone.

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