MY DIY | Mudcloth Print Cotton Canvas & Wire Hamper
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 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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