As an avid DIYer, I create and repair a lot of things for my home. Therefore, I thought it would be fun to start a new series, Buy or DIY? For today’s post, I’m sharing easy wall basket decor that you can repurpose from plate chargers and yarn. First, I’ll share my inspiration from one of my favorite stores, Pottery Barn. Then, I’ll show you my DIY version for a fraction of the cost.
Here’s my inspiration picture from Pottery Barn. I love these natural woven wall baskets with yarn detailing. But y’all, these are $379 for the set of 3. When I realized it is simply a woven basket with yarn pulled through, I knew that I could recreate something similar for less.
I saw these hyacinth plate chargers for $3 each from Dollar General. Initially, I passed them by because I have plenty of plate chargers. However, I loved the woven material, so I stood in the aisle considering what else I could use them for. Then, I remembered the wall basket decor from Pottery Barn. Upon closer inspection, I noticed that these chargers were made up of circular rows. This would easily allow me to wrap yarn around each section to create unique patterns. So, I grabbed a few woven chargers, yarn and embroidery needles.
The desired design will determine how many rows are wrapped with yarn. For example, wrap the outer row completely. Then, skip a row or two and wrap another. However, for a repeating geometric design, wrap row one ten times. Then wrap two rows eight times. Lastly, wrap three rows six times. Repeat pattern to create a symmetrical design as seen below.