DIY Dollar Tree Rope Basket

I think I have become addicted to Dollar Tree DIY’s. I was in my local Dollar Tree store recently and found some nautical rope. It’s nice quality, so naturally I grabbed 5 of them! Then I was like, hmmmm……ok, what the heck am I going to do with this. As I continued walking around the store, I found some small wire baskets, and some mini chalkboard signs, and the idea to try my hand at making a DIY Dollar Tree Rope Basket came into my head. Here is how I did it…

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Materials Used – DIY Dollar Store Rope Basket…

Wire Basket Barrels from Dollar Tree
Rope or this kind from Amazon
Glue Gun
Chalkboard Tags

DIY Dollar Tree Rope Basket
Supplies Used

Step 1 in Making a DIY Dollar Tree Rope Basket…

This is a pretty simple DIY. All I did was use my glue gun to glue the rope all around the wire basket. I used 2 full packages of rope, then had to open a third package to make the handles.

DIY Dollar Tree Rope Basket

Step 2…

Once the rope was glued to the basket, I made some handles. I cut 4 pieces of rope all the same size. The rope tends to fray a bit when you cut it, so I added a bit of glue from my glue gun to try to stop it from fraying too much.

I ended up making 2 of these baskets. On the first basket I made, I glued the handles to the inside of the basket, and the second one I glued them to the outside. I think I like them on the outside a little better (for your reference).

Step 3…

Lastly, as a finishing touch, I added one of the mini chalkboard signs to the basket. I just tied the sign to the inside of the basket.

Chalkboard getting tied to basket

That’s it! Here is how the DIY Dollar Tree Rope Basket came out. Very simple and easy to make and they look pretty cute too.

DIY Dollar Tree Rope Basket


DIY Dollar Tree Rope Basket


  • Reply Terrie Tipler July 16, 2020 at 10:46 pm

    I love those mesh baskets. So fun to work with. Love your table.

    • Reply Jodi House July 17, 2020 at 6:47 am

      Thanks. They are fun to work with. I’m so glad you like my table.

  • Reply Ann July 20, 2020 at 2:22 pm

    Very clever! I think I like the handles on the outside too.

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