MY DIY | Mudcloth Print Cotton Canvas & Wire Hamper


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I love my apartment, but one thing I don’t have is enough closet space, which is hard for a girl like me who is crazy about clothes! With so little space, my boring hamper is out in the open for the world to see. I have been using a not- so-exciting canvas bag to hold my laundry and I really wanted to switch to something more visually appealing. So today I am showing you how I created a mobile, fashionable laundry basket! I started by taking a metal basket that I spray painted copper, and attached wheels to the bottom so I could easily move it around. Next, it was time to give the cotton canvas bag a makeover! I added a fun pattern with a paint pen to make it more interesting to look at. Choose patterns and colors that match your style to make it your own. I am loving the mudcloth look right now so I modeled the design after some pillows I got recently. Cotton is great for this project because you can use a paint pen and the colors won’t bleed, it is also washable and durable to last you a long time. I love that I was able to take something boring and turn it into part of the décor! Check out the video below to learn more about making your own hamper, or get the supplies and step-by-step after the break:




What you need:
Wire Basket
Cotton Canvas Laundry Bag 
Wood Plant Roller
Paint Pen

What to do:
Step #1: Glue the plant stand to the bottom of your wire basket and set aside to let dry for 24 hours
Step #2: Get inspiration for your design by looking online at Pinterest, or from patterns in your home
Step #3: Use a ruler to ensure straight lines to create the mudcloth pattern
Step #4: Using a paint pen, draw the pattern all the way down to the bottom of the bag, flip it around and repeat on the other side
Step #5: Let the paint pen dry and place the cotton bag in the wire basket, tying the drawstring for a tight fit
Step #6: Place in your home for a fashionable, functional fix!


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  1. Michelle says:

    This basket looks so beautiful, I love the copper wire combined with the pattern!

  2. YAM says:

    Again, very creative. Wish you had your own line in stores.

  3. Rosie says:

    this is amazing I need to do this for my guest room

    Life is just Rosie

  4. Liyana says:

    Nice… 😉

  5. Patricia says:

    Nice project!
    I love the black and white diamond boxes, where did you find them ?

  6. Megan says:

    What a great article. going to try this out.

  7. Tales Of Jules says:

    I think this is the most beautiful laundry basket I have ever seen!
    And the wire basket would make a great DIY coffee table.

    xx Julia

  8. Emilia says:

    Love this! So easy and smart :)!

  9. Tereza says:

    This is so clever! How do you even think of such an ace DIY man! Well done:)

  10. colli says:

    Yes, this is really sooo cute!
    Love it so much. What a great pattern!

    Liebst, Colli

  11. Georgina symonds says:

    Ha i like that im going to make a few for my little ones

  12. Corina says:

    I love ur basket sooooooo much???

  13. Piso de Madeira says:

    We love the idea of different colors on walls of the same environment, including the idea of different shades of gray that can enhance the pictures on the wall. We have a blog talking about decoration and wood flooring (piso de madeira), please visit and give your opinion.

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