How To Create Your Own Wire Baskets

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Wire baskets are very popular but have you ever tried finding one to fit a particular space?  It is hard to find just the right size.  Sometimes I look and look and can’t find the right size.  It is very frustrating.  So, I decided to make my own.

I needed this one for my Craft Organizer that I posted last week.

 

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How To Create Your Own Wire Baskets

If you would like to make your own wire baskets here is what you will need.  I have included affiliate links for your convenience.  You can read my full disclosure here.

Supplies needed:

Hardware Cloth – you could use chicken wire too

Tin Snips

Needle nose pliers

Gloves

Sharpie Marker

Straight Edge – I used a piece of wood

Tutorial

Start by measuring your space.  The size basket I needed was 17 x 15.  I wanted it to be about 4 inches tall but my Hardware Cloth was only 24 inches wide.  We had purchased it for a different project and this is what we had.  But with the 17 inch width and two 4 inch sides my cloth would have to be 25 inches.  Darn it.  So I settled for 3.5 inch sides.

Cut the piece to be the length plus the side heights (17 + 3.5 +3.5) x the width plus side height (15 + 3.5 + 3.5).  So I needed 24 x 22.

 

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Mark the corners of the basket with sharpie and cut out the corner section of the wire that you don’t need.  The sides on my basket are 3.5 inches so I measured  3.5 inches away from the corners then 3.5 inches up.  Where to two points met is where I marked my cut line.

 

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Use the tin snips to cut one side of the corner close to the cross wire and the other side I left the little wires stick out.  This way it will be easier to secure the corners.  You will wrap the short wires around the cross wire.  This is confusing to explain.  I need visuals.  You can see what I mean in the photo below.

 

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Next bend the sides up using some sort of straight edge.  I used a piece of wood for this.  It worked just fine.

 

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Once the sides are up, use the needle nose pliers to wrap the wires to secure the corners.

 

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Then you are done.  Now mine had a funny twist in it.  I was able to bend it around a bit and it was better but once I got the fabric in it was fine.

 

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Fill it up and admire your work.  I have placed some fabric scraps in mine for now.  I am definitely going to make more because it was easier process than I thought.

 




 

How To Create Your Own Wire Baskets - www.michellejdesigns.com - It seems I can never find the right sized wire basket for my space. This tutorial will teach you how to create your own!

 

How To Create Your Own Wire Baskets - www.michellejdesigns.com - It seems I can never find the right sized wire basket for my space. This tutorial will teach you how to create your own!

 

I hope you like this tutorial.  Please share!  It is fun.

 

How To Create Your Own Wire Baskets - www.michellejdesigns.com - It seems I can never find the right sized wire basket for my space. This tutorial will teach you how to create your own!

 

If you like this post you may like my other Cassette Tape Organizer.  It is still on my bedside table and I love it!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Michelle

 

 

 

6 Comments

  1. Susie from The Chelsea Project

    I love this so much. I plan to make a basket just like this for one of my pieces of furniture. Thanks so much for the inspiration and the excellent tutorial. Susie from The Chelsea Project

    09 . 09 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Yay! I am glad you can use it. Thanks for stopping by!

      09 . 09 . 2016
  2. Sandy

    If you would have laid out your pattern the other way, you could have had your 4 inch sides with a basket measuring 15×17 😊

    09 . 12 . 2016
    • Michelle

      Wow! Thank you Sandy. I still have some of the hardware cloth. I may just do that. I think I get tunnel vision sometimes.

      11 . 12 . 2016
  3. Michelle James

    I love this so much!! I would love this for my living room!

    13 . 02 . 2017
    • Michelle

      I have no doubt that you could make these with ease!! Thanks so much!

      15 . 02 . 2017

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