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How to make a rope basket for your pet

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Easy DIY: Rope basket

Make a rope basket

Handmade baskets hold a certain charm – see how easy it is to create your own with this no sew DIY version.

You will need: Scissors, rope (around 10 metres for a good-sized basket), glue gun, testpot brushes, Resene testpots in Resene Turkish Delight, Resene Freelance and Resene Good As Gold.

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Step by step instructions

Step 1
Step one
Bunch the rope up in lengths of threes, and paint stripes randomly using the Resene testpots, taking care not to overlap the colours. Leave to dry.
Step 2
Step two
Using the glue gun, coil and glue the rope, first creating the base for the basket. Leave to dry.
Step 3
Step three
Next then building up rope to create the body.
If you’re feeling confident, create a back for the basket by overlapping the rope. Leave to dry.

Styling/Project by Leigh Stockton

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