diy: handpainted rope basket (and a bit of my creative space)

January 15, 2015

my creative spaceHandpainted Rope Basket

Rope basket from Michaels (can’t find it online, but it was picked up at my local shop)
Craft paint
Tintable fabric paint mix

my creative spaceDirections:
Mix your tintable fabric paint with your craft paint following the package instructions, then paint your design onto your rope basket.

I had been wanting to sew a large basket, but haven’t had the time, but was so happy to see Michaels carried them. I’m thinking of picking up another and painting a different design on it. I’m no Gemma Patford, but it was fun to paint this basket.

my creative spacemy creative spacemy creative spaceMy little creative space is usually a crazy mess (proof here), but this month’s Michaels Makers Challenge has forced me to organize, which is a very good thing. The challenge was to organize our craft space a bit, so I picked up some baskets from Michaels (this and this one, the green one is from there too, but not online). Then, I had Ben mount a thread holder on the wall for me. Things are definitely feeling much better in that room, and I can’t wait to start making something so I can make a giant mess.

I will share more of the room soon, but I want to organize the closet first. Anyone remember that episode on Friends about Monica’s secret closet?! I have a closet just like that. I get stressed when I go in there, but that’s where all my fabric is, along with a whole lot of other (craft) junk. It needs major help, so I’m hoping I can give it some attention in the next month or so.

my creative spacemy creative spacemy creative spacemy creative spacecreative spaceSupplies for this project was provided as part of the Michaels Makers series.

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6 comments on “diy: handpainted rope basket (and a bit of my creative space)”

  • Frédérique says:

    Monica’s closet ah ah!!! I am a ‘basket addict’, I just wish the big sturdy beautiful ones weren’t so expensive:) not at Michael’s just in general. your work space looks great!

  • Chantelle says:


    A question about your creative space: do you organise your books by colour? I’ve been thinking of doing this but by husband is skeptical; I think it could make our bookcases a feature in our otherwise not all that colourful lounge room. What do you think?

  • Heyde Jah says:

    Great! Love these rainbow threads and cute little stuff such as mini iron and a pottery

    You noticed about your closet so maybe this craft closet organisation will work well for you, huh?

    Maybe my comment looks fishy but it`s not. I just like to read your blog and decided maybe I can even share some of my thoughts here.

  • Emma says:

    Love the baskets for craft supply organization. This post came at just the right time for me! Would love it if you shared some more craft supply organization tips!

    • Rubyellen says:

      I don’t have any real tips! HA! I’m bad at organizing my craft room, and bad at cleaning up after a project. Maybe, you can give me tips!

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