Easy DIY Macrame Basket Using a Paint Bucket

Easy DIY Macrame Basket Using a Paint Bucket | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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Thinking about how you can repurpose plastic paint buckets? If you are, I have a lovely idea for you. Would you believe this beautiful macrame basket is made from a paint bucket? Yes, it is! You probably won’t even notice it if I didn’t mention it. It looks like a high-end boho decor in luxury design stores that costs a few dollars.


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Who knew you could make it at home with just a few materials and an old bucket? It will turn out the same way as the ones in stores or probably even better! Learn how to make it with DIY Home decor‘s tutorial. You can also use old fabrics or t-shirts for the lining. It’s a great way to reuse them instead of throwing them directly into the trash. The basket looks absolutely gorgeous and is perfect for your home.

For more repurposed DIY projects, check these out: DIY Lamp Bird Bath Tutorial,  DIY Tire Swing TutorialHow to Build a Repurposed DIY Wine Barrel Coffee Table

DIY Macrame Basket Materials

  • jute rope
  • hot glue
  • cardboard
  • fabric
  • yard cord
  • florist wire
  • cardboard tubes
  • paint bucket

How to Make a Macrame Basket

Step 1:

Start by cutting the top edge of the paint bucket. Trace the bottom to a piece of cardboard, then cut it out. Cover it with fabric and using hot glue to keep the fabric in place.

Step 2:

Cover the inside and the top edge of the bucket with fabric. Use glue to keep it in place. Glue the covered cardboard on the inside of the bucket.

Step 3:

Put the bucket upside down and find the center. Roll a jute rope into spiral to form a circle. Do not cut the rope. Glue the spiral on the center of the bucket, then keep on making the spiral bigger until it covers the whole bottom. Continue with the sides of the bucket. Do not cover the whole side, make sure the fabric is still showing.

DIY Macrame Basket Materials
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Step 4:

Get the yard cord and wrap it around the top edge to measure. Cut it with that measurement.

Step 5:

Get the yard cord. Fold and measure how long you want the fringes to be. Cut several pieces in that length.

Step 6:

Loop them one by one into the long piece of cord that you cut earlier. Using a comb, untangle the cord. Trim it with a pair of scissors.

Step 7:

Glue on the top edge of the plastic bucket.

How to Make DIY Macrame Basket
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Step 8:

Get a small piece of florist wire and braid the cord into it. Insert a small piece of cardboard and place into the center. Bend the sides. Make two. Glue them on the sides of the bucket between the fabric and cord.

Step 9:

Tie the fringes into groups, then cut each one in a pointed shape.


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