Wednesday, December 14, 2011

From Pinterest To Real Life: Hanging Baskets

With winter rearing its ugly head around here, we are well into the season of needing scarves and mittens and hats and all of those warm fuzzy things. We always encounter a space issue with winter accessories, as many of them do not hang well, and it's hard to find good places to store them. I started researching storage solutions, and I found these adorable fabric hanging baskets at The Mother Huddle.  I ordered some fun Ann Kelle prints that were kitchen-friendly and some coordinating patterns and made some to hang near our back kitchen door. I think they are so super cute, and I actually like mine even better than the originals! They bring some much-needed color to our kitchen. Check 'em out!

I love them so much that I think I may make some smaller ones to hang near our message center to keep mail and "action items". Good thing I ordered extra fabric! It was probably an easy-to-intermediate level project. If you find heavyweight fabric, you could skip the interfacing step, which would save some time. The only change I made to the tutorial was to use thin plywood for the base instead of plexiglass. It was Josh's suggestion and saved us some $$. He has tons of scraps in the garage. Yay for no more mittens on the floor!

What could you use hanging baskets for?

I have also been very busy sewing and crafting lots of holiday gifts for the little people in my life. I can't reveal them yet because I don't want to spoil the surprise to my readers whose tiny people will be receiving them, but stay tuned for after Christmas!!

Love the Pinterest to Real Life link parties at Simple Organic!


  1. These are so cute! I made something similar for Neta's room. It's a big piece of fabric folded in half (i used the bumper that came with her crib set). Then I hung it using a double curtain rod and two dowels. Now we keep books in it. I could use some more storage, so I may have to try this!

  2. Whoa! Love 'em! Great job! Totally fabsie fabric selection, too--so bright and funky! :)

    We have historically used one of those closet organizers--those things that hang on the closet bar and have several different cubbies extending towards the floor--for our winter accessories. It never fails, though, that the cubbies become all misshapen and stuuuuffed. I'm filing this idea away for when we buy our next house! :)