Wednesday, March 16, 2011

One Dollar Girls Bike Basket



I was inspired by the weather to head to the dollar store and search for things I could use to make some springy decor for the house.
Over the next couple of days I will show you what I've come up with (if they turn out cute, that is!).

I'm very excited about today's project.  ANYONE can do this.  It takes FIVE minutes.  I was perusing the Easter stuff and came across little girl Easter dress items.  They had these a-dorable basket purses (lots of different colors).

My idea?  Turn it from a purse, into a bike basket.  My 5 year old girl needed one for her purple bike.

Here's how you do it...

Buy your basket purse for a dollar.

Cut the straps off.


Use a lighter to burn the edges.  It will prevent the ends from fraying.  Magical I know.

Slide the ends through a few layers of the basket.

Tie onto bike.

Viola!  Cutest bike basket.  Ever.
Stay tuned for tomorrows project ;) Tip Junkie handmade projects
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10 comments:

  1. You are too creative! I want to take you shopping with me! ~becky

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  2. The girls will love this one! They've been asking to take their bikes down from the garage attic for the last two weeks. We've got the spring "bug" too.

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  3. That is really cute!!! What a great idea!

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  4. So cute! Now, if only I had a girl to make one for! I'm thinking my boys won't be too keen on having a flowery basket on their bikes. ;)

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  5. Way to go on craft gossip! ~b.

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  6. What a great idea! Check out the second-hand store if you don't want to use something new!

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  7. This is a great idea. I found some of these baskets last year and I did a makeover on them. http://midcraftcrisis.blogspot.com/2010/06/baskets-for-birthdays-now-much-cuter.html I still have a couple tucked away in the cupboard so I might try this out. Thanks.

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  8. What a brilliant idea! You are a clever crafter!

    I am having a giveaway on my blog.

    $40 store credit to get a drawstring backpack with an adorable applique, great from summer camp and trips and lovely spring hair accessories for girls. You just have to leave a comment to win.
    http://houseonashwelllane.blogspot.com/2011/03/40-store-credit-free-shipping-from-o-to.html

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  9. This is such a fun idea! I would love to feature it on my blog, Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!

    http://reuseandupcycle.blogspot.com

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  10. Thank you so much for this great idea! You saved me from buying the ugliest $13 princess basket... Katie

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