This DIY basket wall hanging has major boho/modern farmhouse vibes and is an easy craft you can complete in less than an hour.
My entryway has been styled basically the same since I painted it navy blue almost six years ago. I was ready for a change so I went to Hobby Lobby looking for some inspiration.
I noticed an entire section of pretty wall baskets in their spring collection and an idea started to niggle at me.
There were a lot of darling choices, but I fell in love with a wicker two-toned wall baskets, so I bought a few and decided to come up with a fun way to hang them on the wall using leather and a wooden dowel. It turned out so cute I just had to share the tutorial so you can make one too!
- 3 Wall Baskets
- 3-Ply Cotton Cord
- Faux Braided Leather Ribbon (or genuine leather)
- 1 Inch x 4 Foot Wooden Dowel
- Decorative Metal Brads (or decorative screw caps)
- Hot Glue Gun + Gluesticks
- Ruler or Straight Edge
I purchased the baskets, rope, leather and brads from Hobby Lobby. The wooden dowel and the screws can be found at any hardware store.
If you can find screws with attractive heads, you can skip the brads. The brads are solely for looks… I’d rather see a shiny gold brad than an ugly screw head, but I didn’t think about it while I was at the hardware store buying the dowel and I didn’t want to make another trip. And it worked out well, so either way you do it will be great.
Okay, let’s start making!
If you’d like you can scroll down to watch the video tutorial.
Step 1: Cut two 2 x 8 inch strips of the leather. Measure 1 inch down and one inch in on each end of the straps and make a tiny hole big enough for the screw to slide through.
Step 2: Slide the screw into the hole from wrong side to right, then insert the brad with the head on the right side of the leather, like this:
Step 3: Cut three 24 inch lengths of rope. Tie them to the handle of the basket so there’s a loop for hanging, like this:
Step 4: Attach the leather straps to the wall. You should either screw into a stud or use an anchor. Place the strap right side to the wall with the screw end up and screw through the leather into the wall. Then fold the strap onto itself, cover the top area with a generous amount of hot glue, then press it firmly to the other side. Be careful to line up the top and side edges so it looks tidy. If you’re using pretty screws, just fold the leather into a loop and screw through both layers.
Step 5: Sand your dowel and stain if desired. I liked the raw color of my wood, so I left it as-is. Slip all three loops of rope onto the dowel, then place one end of the dowel through a leather loop, then slide it through far enough that you can get the other end into the other loop. Once the dowel is up, space everything out evenly and boom! You have yourself a cute new decoration!
I love this new look in my entryway so much. It feels like the perfect blend of modern and traditional and the greenery adds that touch of spring that I am craving. Even my husband commented on it, which is a miracle in its own rite… he never notices decorations! LOL.
This DIY idea has so many ways you could personalize, adjust and make your own spin on it. I can think of so many fun variations! My girls want one for their room to hold their sunglasses and scrunchies and girly accessories. It would be darling in a nursery! Oh, the possibilities!
If you’ve got a spot in your house that could use a little sprucing up, Hobby Lobby is the place! Watch for their 50% off home decor sale and you’ll be able to snag something darling for a great price.