Personalized baskets

Personalized baskets

by Sloan Payne-Rutter, Vicki Payne
as seen on For Your Home

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Being More Organized
Need help keeping your home organized? A great tool to use is personalized baskets. By giving each family member a place to store their items, it will help to keep the clutter to a minimum, and give you a great family project on a rainy day.

Supplies Needed:
  • Lined basket(s)
  • Unfinished wooden letter(s)
  • Acrylic craft paint
  • Paint brush(es)
  • Ribbon
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Staple gun
  • Staples
Many of these supplies are available at your local craft store and are fairly inexpensive.

1.) Start by painting your unfinished wooden letter a base color on all sides. After letting that coat dry, you can begin to embellish.
(Pro-Tip: By dipping the end of the paint brush directly into the acrylic paint and then immediately placing the end of the paint brush perpendicular to the letter you have a perfect polka-dot every time.)

2.) Once the letter is decorated to your liking, cut a strip of ribbon to the length of your choice and attach to the back of the letter with a staple and staple gun. If your letter already has a staple, you can simply pry up the staple, thread the ribbon underneath and hammer the staple back into place. Tie the ribbon into a lovely bow and using a needle and thread, sew the ribbon into the lining of your basket to attach your letter.

Now that there is a place for everything, everything can be put into its’ place.

For more tips and ideas, watch For Your Home.