15-Minute, $0 Basket Fix

Sometimes it’s the little things in life.

I had this project on my list for a few weeks and was so glad I finally got the chance to check it off during nap time one afternoon. I don’t know why I had put it off so long – it really took no time at all!

We have our tv on a stand in the living room. While I love that my baskets from Marshall’s fit the shelves of the cabinet perfectly and we can squeeze all our DVDs into them, I did NOT love that you could see the DVDs through the openings in the baskets. It made it look very busy and cluttered:

Yeah, not so great. So…

I had a wide roll of burlap on hand. I cut a strip of it wide enough and tall enough that it could be doubled over and still cover the hole. (Since burlap is kind of see-through, it needed the two layers.) I doubled it over and hot-glued it to itself around the edges so it wouldn’t come apart. Finally, I hot glued it inside the basket to cover the hole, applying the glue to the burlap, not the basket directly. Even with four baskets and two holes per basket, it only took 15 minutes.

That simple.

So much better. 🙂

The beautiful thing about this little fix is that you can use what you already have on hand. I like how the burlap doesn’t stand out too much, but you could just as easily use fabric or very wide ribbon – whatever works with your basket! Another nice thing is that the hot glue is on the inside of the basket, so if you ever decide to remove the fabric, any residue from the glue will not be visible from the outside.

Tip: If you’re hot-gluing burlap or any thin material, wear a rubber kitchen glove on the hand with which you will be pressing the fabric. It will save your fingers from getting burned. 😀

Easy peasy!

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