Laundry Baskets Can Be Used For More Than Just Clothes
She Collects Old Laundry Baskets, Repurposes Them Into Something Practical And Clever
Marilyn Caylor 1/13/2017
When it comes to consumer products, sometimes you have to look beyond the label. If someone needs a laundry basket, then they will go to the store and buy something that is marketed as a laundry basket. But, that doesn't mean that's all it's good for!
Laundry baskets come in many shapes and sizes. The material they're made of can also vary. But one thing we all know they can do is hold all sorts of stuff! So, if like to DIY, then considering adding these fun laundry basket projects to your must-do list.
Growing your own mushrooms is a lot easier than you think! A basket makes a great nursery for a mushroom colony. Just make sure you put the laundry basket in a shady spot - which mushrooms love! Check out this tutorial from Instructables for more info on how to cultivate a laundry basket mushroom garden.
Keep laundry baskets in the trunk of your car to make hauling groceries back into your house easier. There's no need to make multiple trips. Just put all the bags in a couple of laundry baskets. If you live in an apartment and your front door isn't close to your car, this can be a great time saver!
Use a laundry basket to transition your baby to the big boy's tub! This mini-tub is easier for your little one to grip, and it also keeps the toys from floating out of reach. It's also great because your kiddo will stay in one place, which can prevent his head from hitting the hard sides of the real tub.
Don't like the price tag on the pretty rope baskets you see in the store? Then make your own! Use a laundry basket as the "frame" to hole the rope weave. Get the complete details on this fun DIY project from Lydi Out Loud.
This baby shower gift basket is both pretty and practical! The clothesline theme is adorable and super clever. It has everything that a new baby - and mom - needs! Fill it with bibs, laundry detergent, rubber duckies and more. The possibilities are endless!
Need to make a mad dash to the drive-thru to get drinks for a large group? Those cardboard fast food drink caddies are flimsy, and you can only carry two at a time. There's a better way to carry up to a dozen drinks at once! Place a muffin tin inside a laundry basket, and you have the perfect drink caddy.
This tiny washing machine is a great way for kids to learn how to do laundry. They think they are playing, but you're priming them for their teenage years! Use cardboard boxes and the plastic caps from milk cartons to create this useful teaching tool. Drop a laundry basket in the center to replicate the washing machine's basket!
Large planters can sometimes get a bit pricey. There's no need to shell out the big bucks to bring a bit of burlap chic to your backyard decor. Just use a laundry basket and some burlap to create the perfect planter. Grab the step-by-step tutorial for this project from The Chic Burlap Boutique.
The video below shows you how to make a cute laundry basket strawberry planter.
These are all fun projects! It's time to give this humble container a little more credit for what it can do. Not many products can claim to be baby bassinets, mushroom gardens, and drink caddies all rolled into one. Which DIY are you going to try first?