Wire Baskets with Ribbon

Hey The Ribbon Retreat Blog readers! I’m Emily and I blog over at The Benson Street. I blog about crafts, holidays and life. I hope you will come on over and check it out. 

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I have been working on redoing my craft room and want to share this awesome wire basket tutorial using ribbon.

Here is what I used.

  • Ribbon (I used a Striped Ribbon, probably about 10 yards for each basket, depending on size. Measure and do the math to make sure you have enough).
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun and glue
  • Wire baskets

Wire Basket Redo Supplies
To get started I measured the ribbon around the whole basket. Mine was larger at the top so I went with that measurement.

Wire Basket Redo

Then cut a piece of ribbon for each row of squares going from top to bottom. Mine had eight, so I cut eight strips of ribbon.

Ribbon Wire Baskets

Start on the back and leave a small piece out. Weave in and out around the whole basket.

Weaved Ribbon Baskets Redo

Make sure to fix the ribbon as it is weaved in and out of the basket. Don’t let it get bunched up or folded in half. It is easier to fix the ribbon as you go than to go back and fix it after it is weaved around the basket.

Weaved Ribbon Wire Baskets

Once the ribbon has been weaved all the way around, use glue to attach the ribbon together. Make sure it matches the pattern of the weaving. I think it is easier to have it over the wire when gluing.

Ribbon Weaved Wire Baskets See how it came together nicely in the back so it isn’t distracting on the sides or in the front.

Easy wire basket redo with ribbon

Keep weaving each row all the way to the bottom row. I kept my ends in the same places so they would all be in a row.

Ribbon Weaved Baskets

A couple things to watch out for: after the first ribbon has been weaved, follow that pattern. Some of the time, I got distracted and then realized that I had messed up the pattern. See the third row. It just doesn’t match the other two.

The other option is to make every other row opposite. Just be sure to have a pattern, so it looks good when finished.

Ribbon Weaved Wire Baskets Tips

Another tip, on the ends make sure there are no snags on the ends of the ribbon. Cut those off to have a better finished look.

Weaved Ribbon Basket Tutorial

Once all the rows are completed, it’s all done! 

Wire Baskets with Ribbon - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

I wanted to eliminate the clutter of all the things I put in my baskets. I wanted my craft room to be an oasis. By using this technique on my wire baskets, I feel that everything looks more put together.

Basket Tutorial

Here is the finished basket. I like how the ribbon looks flowy and gives the basket great texture.

Wire Baskets with Ribbon - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

I didn’t cover the bottom, but it could be covered for a little more finished look.

Striped Ribbon Wire Baskets

I tried a one ribbon row on a larger basket. This is a great way to add some flair to a basket without having to do so much work.

Easy Wire Basket Upcycle with Ribbon

I love how they turned out. They definitely hide the clutter that I don’t want to see, and they add a great pop of color.

Wire Baskets with Ribbons Tutorial

Thanks for following along, and I hope to see you soon over at The Benson Street.


Thank you Emily! How fun is that quick and easy project?!? Emily is right, the ribbon adds a perfect pop of color and a little touch of flair! This is a perfect project for adding some pizzazz to your book shelf, counter top, or anywhere your baskets may live. Thank you again Emily! We are so excited to have you as our newest Contributor and love you sharing your incredible talent for creating with us today!
For more crafty inspiration by Emily, visit her ADORABLE blog at The Benson Street.

Ribbon is a FABulous tool to decorate with, and it can be very versatile. From everyday use to Holiday, seasonal, or special event ribbon, The Ribbon Retreat has it all. We even have fantastic Spooooktacular Halloween ribbon that is perfect for adding a little spice of Halloween to your baskets and other home decor and holiday projects.
AND…if you love to decorate with ribbon, look at these other super fun ribbon projects…

Ribbon Memo Board
High Chair Ribbon Skirt
Ribbon Wreath Tutorial

What is your favorite ribbon project you have ever created?

Happy Creating & Happy Ribbons!
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  1. Queenie
    Posted October 8, 2013 at 10:44 am | Permalink

    What a great idea! the ribbon gives it a bit of pizzazz. Thank you for sharing Emily!

  2. VickiT
    Posted October 9, 2013 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    What a great idea. This might be perfect for using for something I’ve been searching for. I haven’t seen baskets like this however since I was a teenager at the town pool in the changing rooms. Help? Where did you find the baskets? I’d like to check those out a bit more to see if it might work for me. Thank you.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted October 10, 2013 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

      Hi Vicki! Thank you for your comment! These baskets are so cute and fun! Emily actually found her baskets at Fred Meyer! Hopefully you can find some too! Thanks again Vicki! Good luck basket shopping! Michelle 🙂

  3. VickiT
    Posted October 10, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    Thank you Michelle. Just my luck they can be found at a store nowhere near our area. I guess I’ll have to search to see if I can locate them somewhere.

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