Monday, January 28, 2013

Jute Twine to Up-cycle and Organize

Well Hello! Hello!  I wanted to show you all a quick and easy organizing basket you can make in just a few minutes.  I introduced these "baskets" this last week when I revealed the up-cycled pantry makeover.  I wanted some baskets to organize my paper goods, but instead of buying them, I decided to make them from something we love here in Lewisville.

First, this is how they turned out.


They look great in my pantry and people have no idea they came from these....many, many, of these.






 Is it obvious how much we LOVE ice cream here?  As I was making these, one of my daughters looked at me puzzled and asked, "We eat that much ice cream?"   Ummm, ya, "YOU guys" ....(and I, admittedly).....eat this much ice cream.  We can't help it.  Our bodies crave the creamy goodness. 

But back to the project.  Here's what you'll need.  I saved my plastic ice cream tubs, thoroughly cleaned them, and wrapped them in Jute twine that I picked up at Home Depot.


 I pulled off the handles because I knew I wouldn't need them.


Stick that twine up where the handle used to be and hot glue the first few inches as you wrap it around the tub.

Now just wrap the twin around the tub.  You don't have to hot glue each piece, but make sure to wrap the twine tight and push it together (up toward the top in my case).


As you come to the end of the tub, you'll have to get that hot glue gun out again.  Glue the last few lines to the tub as needed, then just cut off the excess.


 I love the way they turned out, but the ink on the inside does show through- fyi.  I decided to just use them for organizing and storing my paper goods, so it really doesn't matter to me.  Other than that, they're a great storage solution.


I added my own home made labels, and they do indeed look great in the pantry.  What do you think.



All my containers in the pantry have been transformed like these ice cream "baskets".    To see how I did that, click HERE. 

That's it!  Simple. Easy. Beautifully Organized. 
Hope you enjoyed today's project.  I'm off to buy some more cookies and cream!

Blessings,
Lisa

I link all my projects with some wonderful blogs.  To visit them, go to the {Link Party Love} page found at the top of this page on the {Home} bar.
Also linking to:
Between Naps on the Porch
Savvy Southern Style

No Minimalist Here
The Shabby Creek Cottage

Saved by Love Creations 
Miss Mustard Seed

Funky Junk Interiors
Coastal Charm 

Restore Interiors
Tip 
Junkie

48 comments:

  1. They look perfect.I sometimes use this method and it really works out well:)

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  2. They look really cute...how much of a bundle of twine did they take? I bought a bundle and it was $10...so I'm wondering if its worth it.

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    1. Thanks, Ladies! Bobi, I bought a small bundle at Home Depot for $2.50. It covered two of my ice cream tubs. Hope that helps.
      Blessings,
      Lisa

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  3. Hi Lisa,

    I am your latest follower. I came over from Redoux to check out your pantry. I love all your nifty ideas!

    Hope that you will follow back!:)

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    1. Thanks, Sumaya. I love to support other blogs!
      Blessings,
      Lisa

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  4. GREAT idea! I have many of these buckets!!

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  5. What a great idea! I love it, they are so cute! (and useful)

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    1. That's the only reason I buy ice cream...because the buckets are cute and useful!

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  6. So cute! My pantry is full of those containers, but you made them so much cuter!

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  7. Those look great! If I ever have a pantry I'll definitely be making some! :o)

    Tania

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  8. Super smart!
    Susan
    SunflowerHugs.blogspot.com

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  9. I loved viewing your wonderful pantry containers. You have indeed created a lovely group of fabulous storage units. Well done! I love when things are easily accessible and stored well. I saved a large number of 1 gallon glass jars over the years for the larger quantities of bulk goods, and use 2 quart and 1 quart vintage preserving jars for other items. It is so nice to see what is inside the jars and I place a Bay Leaf in each jar to make sure whatever is stored stays fresh. A wee tip you may find helpful. Thanks for sharing your wonderful pantry.I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
    Hugs, Gayle

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  10. These are awesome! I just love jute twine. I would cover everything in my reach if I could with it.

    I'm having a FACEBOOK Social hop. I'd love for you to hop on over, and join!!

    http://www.glitterglueandpaint.com/2013/01/blog-social-hop.html

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  11. Lisa, your craftiness really does blow me away! These turned out beautiful. :)

    Julie

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  12. Love such clever ideas :)
    This one here was more interesting for me than other DIYs because 1) I love ice-creams too 2) turning trash to treasure gets my attention always!

    Keep up such smart work and please do inspire us by sharing.

    -Tanya
    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.in/

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  13. Very clever!!! Thanks for sharing this with us!! Have a blessed week!

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  14. These look great! Had to pin them as we too have an enormous supply of ice-cream tubs that I have saved to put to good use - Alice @ MumsMakeLists

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  15. Oh my word! Those are too stinkin' cute! This is my favorite kind of project, I love taking something that could be thrown away and turning it into something cute and functional. Thanks so much for the inspiration, I'm out to go buy some ice cream!

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  16. What a great idea. I found you at Kammy's Korner. I'm a new follower. Would love for you to stop my blog when you have a second at sister-number-5.blogspot.com

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  17. You are a genius! I love using food containers for storage, but they always need a little pick me up. You would NEVER know these were simple ice cream buckets. They look so stylish and expensive! Thanks so much for your great idea! I posted an upgrade of oatmeal containers for my cupcake liners over a blissfulroots.blogpspot.com if you'd like to take a look. Thanks again! Have a great day!

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  18. I love this! Who doesn't love a pretty pantry? Thank you so much for sharing!

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  19. I love a good re-purposed project! This is darling!!! Off to pin!

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  20. I love the look of these buckets and love how simple they are to make. Thanks for sharing! I'm pinning these little cuties... Little Bit from www.DecorateWithaLittleBit.com

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  21. What a makeover! Did it take long to wrap the twine?

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  22. Great idea! I love how these turned out. Now, if only we ate ice cream at my house... :)

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  23. I love how those buckets turned out. I am so stealing this idea. Don't be alarmed at the amount of ice cream, my family is right there with ya.

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  24. I am a big fan of recycled, but beautiful storage containers. I recently did a post on covering shoeboxes with newspaper. Your twine containers are fantastic! Neat that you don't have to glue them all the way down...I would have done that without thinking...duh! I'd love it if you linked this to my new linky party, "What We've Accomplished Wednesdays." It is live right now.

    Have a great week!
    Deborah

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  25. Great idea for using up those ice cream buckets. Super cute!

    Jeanette

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  26. Very cool idea. Man, people are so smart. Why can't I think of things like this. Good for you. I am hosting a link party and would love it if you would link up.

    http://ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/

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  27. Those are awesome. I'm addicted to jute twine myself - chairs, vases, planters, they all get the jute treatment. I really like the labels too.

    Have a great weekend!

    Barb
    http://turtlesandtails.blogspot.com

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  28. what a great idea. The buckets look great!

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  29. How clever are you? I'd have never thought to do that! I'd love it if you stopped by to link up at Thrifty to Nifty Thursdays at A Jennuine Life. http://www.ajennuinelife.com/2013/02/thrifty-to-nifty-thursdays-6.html

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  30. Genius!!! I'm currently working on re-organizing my pantry- these are great!

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  31. Featuring this tonight Lisa - I really like this cool idea!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  32. What a great idea. These came out great. I will be featuring this tonight at my Winter Blues Wednesday party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

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  33. These baskets look great! What a nice idea. I really like the use of twine here.

    Missy Inspired
    http://missyinspired.blogspot.com

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  34. Love the round baskets! I've done this with sturdy boxes to make neat "baskets" for my bookshelves. I added muslin liners to fold over the top. Now I'm on the lookout for good buys on twine and rope to make more. Good job, they look great!

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  35. Love this! I'd like to invite you to link up to Saturday Spotlight @ Angels Homestead.

    http://angelshomestead.com/saturday-spotlight-4/

    Hope to see you there :)

    April

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  36. those look super cute! :o) What a great way to organize and look great too! New follower :o) I host a Tuesday Link Party if you are interested in checking out a new party... I've also got some awesome giveaways on now until Monday night... stop by!!! http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/02/chinese-new-year-in-boracay.html

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  37. You are very clever! I am re-doing my laundry room (which has a lot more than laundry in it!) and I love this idea. The addition of your snazzy labels adds to their attractiveness and makes them super functional. Thanks for this!
    Resa ~ Pitcher and Plate

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  38. My next place will be decorated in costal theme. Perfect timing to get working on these so by the time Im ready to decorate these little gems will look perfect! Thanks for sharing! I hear the ocean calling!

    Tammy G.

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  39. Great Idea! I have wrapped some old wine bottles with twine, and they came out amazing. I love this idea, now I will have to be on the lookout for old containers and buckets that I can wrap in twine. Love your tags. ;o)

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  40. I was also thinking the same thing... like, I love the look but wow... that would take forever to do! I recently glued twine around a small vase & thought I was going to be old & gray before I got done LOL. But I guess if you don't glue every row, it'd go faster. We also go through ice cream buckets like crazy... I will have to start saving them. Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Monday (ISBMTF) well... saw the chair piping and then this got my attention LOL ~ Mama Ging

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