If you love the look and feel of jute as much as I do, then you are going to enjoy this DIY crafting adventure! I love upcycling things around my home that I either fell out of love with or just want to bring to life, and since I enjoy working with jute and making so many beautiful projects with it, I knew this metal basket with woven jute would be a fun project. I’m going to show you how to easily weave a beautiful jute metal basket!
I always get my jute and other crafting products from Oriental Trading – they have a terrific assortment of crafting supplies and their jute is simply the best! The prices are pretty outstanding too!
Jute is a natural fiber that can be spun and woven into a variety of textures. It is also one of the most versatile choices for any aspect of home decor. It is durable and strong, yet can be surprisingly soft to the touch (depending on the treatment and tightness of the weave).
I started with an old metal basket I had and simply knotted one end of the jute and started weaving.
This project is so super easy – all you do is weave the jute around the metal basket. You don’t need glue to hold the pieces together. All you do is make small knots and weave around them to hold them in place.
It’s so relaxing to work with jute too. You can take any basket you have on hand and transform it into a beautiful upcycled jute masterpiece. You can space the jute out or pull it close together – it all depends on the look you are after. There’s something so charming about a jute metal basket.
I love the results. I can’t wait to try different patterns too. Be sure to check out my other jute crafting projects too.
Let me show you some of the other projects I made with jute. I made Stunning Farmhouse Mason Jars with jute and love the way they turned out. Again, you are free to make any jute pattern you like.
I also create a Pier 1 Lamp Knock Off too. This project turned out so beautifully!
Can you tell I love jute yet? I also recently created A Stunning Braided Jute Centerpiece too and this has to be my favorite jute creation.
I was so annoyed by my medicine cabinet items falling into the sink and onto the floor that I created a way to Stop Your Medicine Cabinet Items From Falling Out with jute too. Again, you can create the faux shelving to look any way you like with a little imagination.
I love how this metal basket was transformed using jute. I hope you get to create one soon too!
The jute also helps keep my fruits and veggies from getting dents and dings on the side when they touch the basket. It’s a win-win!
Let me know if you have any questions about the process. It’s super easy and so much fun. Very therapeutic too!
The natural detail in jute is what brings these pieces to life! You can paint, dye, or stain jute too! I love how you can braid it and make detailed designs with it as well.
I love storing this jute metal basket in my beautiful pantry cabinet now. This metal basket looks beautiful compared to my other baskets.
Next time I work with jute, I’m going to try staining it.
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