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Hanging Baskets Craft Project

Create storage where furniture just won't fit

By Pamela Acuff Posted July 28, 2009 from Ty Pennington at Home; Volume 2

Hanging Baskets Craft Project

Photo: © Aimee Herring

In small bedrooms, bathrooms and kitchens, sometimes, there's just not enough space for another piece of furniture. That's where this handy craft project comes in. You can create pockets of storage by hanging a series of wicker baskets from the ceiling by following the directions below.

Skill Level: Beginner


Spool of heavy cord or twine; tape measure; scissors; set of three nesting wicker baskets; slim screwdriver (optional); heavy-duty screw-in cup hook.


1. Cut four 2-yard lengths of cord. Tie one to each corner of large basket by pushing ends between woven strands. Use a slim screwdriver to nudge the twine through the strands if necessary.
2. Measure up about 12 inches on each cord; tie a small overhand knot. Slip ends through corners of medium basket in same manner, pulling cords until small knots rest on basket rim, then wrap and slip cords back through same holes to secure.
3. Measure 12 inches again and attach small basket in same manner.
4. Screw cup hook to wall at desired height.
5. Loosely tie all cords together near ends and loop over cup hook. Adjust knot so baskets lie flat on wall (front cords will be longer than back; you may need to adjust small corner knots slightly). When correct angle is achieved, tie all cords together near ends. Trim excess cord; hang baskets on hook.

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