RAINBOW ROPE STORAGE BASKET - CRAFT IDEAS
GLTC's rope storage baskets can be found in nearly every room of my house. I, Rachel, love them. They're so well made: they're soft but sturdy and keep their shape, unlike many others I've bought over the years. But most of all, they look great. Use them with your Abbeville cube storage unit or by themselves, they're super handy. If you pick up one of the plainer rope storage baskets, they're also great for customising or adding a persona touch. Last April, I shared a tutorial for adding pom poms to an ivory rope storage basket and a dark grey tub basket, but today I'm going to show you how you can use raffia to create your very own rainbow star version.
SEEING RAINBOW STARS
Rainbow stardust is GLTC's brand new design for spring and it's amazing. It's colourful, creative and fun. Children and adults will love it. If you have an hour to spare, you can have a matching storage basket, too.
Fancy having a go yourself?
Here's my very simple tutorial.
Other than your basket, all you need for this project is raffia and a darning needle. It's that simple. You can pick up both from a craft shop or via an online search. As you can see, I chose the same colour raffia as the stars on the bedding ... or as close as I could get. They look like a good match though, don't they?
Thread your raffia through the needle - because the raffia is thick and the eye of the darning needle is quite large, it's a good starter project for a child wanting to learn to sew especially as the needle isn't particularly sharp either. Starting from the inside of the basket, push the needle/raffia through one of the small gaps in the rope and start to create your star shape.
My stars were six lines in length and an estimated similar size in width. There's a modicum of guesswork involved. If you're not happy with your star, simply start again - you won't be able to spot any holes in the basket as the darning needle isn't large enough to leave too much of a trace.
Once you've finished your star, tie the two raffia ends in a knot. And then move on to your next one. In this example, I added twenty stars in total ... five in each colour. It's entirely up to you whether you want to plan their location in advance - perhaps pop a small piece of washi tape mimicking the centre of each star - or choose the positioning as you go along.
There you have it. The perfect rainbow star storage basket to go with the rainbow stardust bedding design. And if your child moves on to different bedding in a year or two, you can always snip off the stars and go back to a plain basket, or customise it to match their new favourite bedding. It's entirely up to you.
If you decide to customise a basket, don't forget to share your finished version on Instagram using the #mygltc hashtag. You could be in with the chance of winning £100 to spend at Great Little Trading Co.
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