Do It Yourself Wall Basket Decor

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.

Buy It?

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.

3 woven wall baskets with stitching
Image from Pottery Barn

In addition, here are two more sets of wall baskets that I love: Antique Farmhouse Wall Baskets or Decor Steals Woven Basket Decor.


3 hyacinth plate chargers with yarn stitching hung on wall

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.

Here’s what you need:

Here’s what you do:

  1. First, double thread the yarn needle with thick yarn. Then, knot the end.
  2. Assign a front and back to the charger. The back will be where the needle is inserted and the ends of the yarn are tied off. The back can get a little messy.
  3. Next, decide on a pattern. Push the needle between the row of the woven material and wrap in yarn. Then, push the needle back through. Ensure the yarn lays flat. Use the rows to act as a guide for the desired design or pattern.*
  4. Tie ends of yarn together to continue wrapping. Then, knot the ends on the backside of the charger.

Create any design to fit your style.

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.

Next, read how I recreated Pottery Barn Stoneware Pottery with thrift store vases, joint compound, left over paint and coffee grounds. It’s another Buy or DIY that you will love!

Lastly, subscribe to the blog here, for more DIYs and decorating ideas. Or follow me on Instagram @cutertudor for the video showing how I made this basket wall art.


  1. Kelly

    May 16, 2021 at 6:11 am

    I absolutely love your DIY!

  2. Amy Williams

    October 9, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    Thank you Kelly! The best part is that you can do any design and still use them as placemats.

  3. Olivia

    November 20, 2021 at 1:34 pm

    Do you know where I could buy similar chargers that will work? None online or at my dollar general. Thanks!

    • Amy Williams

      November 23, 2021 at 9:37 pm

      Thank you for stopping by the blog. I found these in the spring, so most stores will have some during the Spring. Also check on Amazon or Walmart online for hyacinth placemat or chargers. Hope this helps.

  4. Jane

    February 19, 2022 at 11:21 am

    That is a great diy project and the result is awesome! I am thinking to give this a try later.


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