Thursday, August 21, 2014

Wire Basket Don’t-Torial

This project was "Caught" here:

Thanks Gail!

I am still plugging away on barn projects.  I  showed you my shelf unit at the end of last week.  I had 2 other projects to unveil…but wasn’t quite finished with one.

Now on with the DIY portion of today’s post—WIRE BASKETS! How NOT TO MAKE THEM.
diy wire basket on shelf

  • Don’t use the tape measure to measure the shelf and the bottom of the basket for a proper fit.
  • Don’t wear gloves.
  • Don’t cut the right amount of squares—
 in this case, it should say 8 and 7 with the fold tabs being on the 8 side. ;)
  • Don’t label the following 2 pictures—Folding Over and Processing the Mess
-instead call this one Plan B
  • Don’t fold tabs to the inside of the basket--
  • Don’t worry that 2 sides don’t match the ends. 
  • Don’t wait…just cut them off and fold them over.  *See Plan B
  • Don’t sew a new liner.
cloth in basket 
  • Don’t make excuses!!! a cloth napkin pulled through the holes would have been WAY CUTER had it not clashed with awesome paint color SANS wood filler. :/
diy wire basket on shelf 2
Have you made any industrial wire baskets?  C’mon, I know you have… do tell.  Did you find it easier than it looked?  More difficult than you expected?  Did you make your baskets in the peace and quiet with no distractions…or in the middle of all the hub-bub… ?
Or maybe—Like me, no excuses here, you just create as you go along and all your projects end with the final result being  Plan B- ish?
wire basket don't torial
Here’s an adorable picture for you to pin—so all your Pinteresting friends can see that you’ve learned How NOT to make a wire basket. :)
~Thrifty Life Thursday @ Revisionary Life

Til next time, Be Blessed!

and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us;for in Him we live and move and exist,


Sunny Simple Life said...

Hardware cloth is brutal to work with right? Cuts me up. You make it look so easy and cute too!

Kristina said...

I love those baskets, but I don't have anywhere in my kitchen to put some. I love the shelf they are on too.

Claudia said...

I have not made them and I am in awe of the fact that you did!


Diane said...

Nope-- never tried it. Probably won't either1 HA, HA! Yours look nice!

A Daughter of the King said...

Oh Pat, thank you for the chuckle. I REALLY needed it tonight.

Shug said...

How neat!!!! Wire baskets can be very expensive and now look at you.....making them yourself!! I'm proud of you for taking on this challenge!! Way to go.

camp and cottage living said...

I have a roll of this in my garage.
Thanks for the tutorial, Pat!
Your baskets are super.

Revi said...

Ingenious! I love your wire baskets. And I like them nekkid. :) So glad you came to Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday Linky! Have a great Thursday. :)

Nadine @ Chic with the Kool-Aid Mustache said...

I love these and yes, I'm definitely a plan B and sometimes C kinda gal. Getting things to turn out as awesome as they are in my head is one of my biggest frustrations.

Angel said...

I would make them the same way! It's how I make everything, I'm sorry to say. ;) What is that wire called?