Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Dollar Tree Craft Project!

For a long time I've wanted one of those hanging wire fruit basket, but I didn't want to spend the money on one. What I had in mind was something similar to this...

The other day I was at The Dollar Tree and I happened to notice these baskets.

I bought 3 of them and started figuring out how I was going to turn them into what I envisioned. At first I used black zip ties, but that looked homemade to me and I didn't like it so I started over.

This time I removed two of the handles and then threaded them through the bottom of two of the baskets. Once they were threaded through I rehooked them to the basket portion. I didn't want them to look to perfect so I alternated the handles so they weren't all going the same direction.

I think it turned out good, but to get the full effect I need to get some fruit in it.

Ta Da!! I was going to hang it over by my kitchen sink, but I actually really like it hanging off the end of the pot rack. It's accessible for the kids and I can reach up into the highest basket easily. So for $3 I think it turned out really awesome!


  1. I LOVE IT!!!! I hope my dollar tree has baskets like this. Thanks so much.

  2. This is such a awesome idea and I love the Dollar Tree!! I have to make this. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Hon' you are brilliant. I've had my baskets sitting on my counter for weeks! Thank you!

  4. This is a great idea. I am so doing this in my next kitchen. Great post

  5. Thanks so much for posting this! I too refused to pay for the other ones. If all I can find are the white version (sometimes that's all my DT carries) I'll simply spray paint them copper! Either black or copper will go great in my kitchen😃