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All you need is some twine to add rustic charm to this DIY industrial style dollar store bin!

This month for the Create With Me DIY Challenge, you voted for a dollar store item makeover.

My goal was to create something so simple and quick that you couldn’t help but try it yourself.

industrial black basket in bathroom

This industrial style dollar store basket only takes ten minutes to make and the supplies list is extra short at three items.

Needless to say, I think we nailed the simple and quick part of this challenge and I hope you do too 🙂

The Supplies

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The How-To

Industrial Style Dollar Store Basket

After heating up the glue gun, dab a small amount of glue on the twine and press it to the end of the handle.

Industrial Style Dollar Store Basket

Then wrap the twine once around the handle, dab a small amount of glue to the handle and wrap the twin again.

Industrial Style Dollar Store Basket

Repeat this process until the entire handle is covered in twine.

Industrial Style Dollar Store Basket

To secure the ends, I cut them both down and secured them with hot glue. FYI, hot glue is in fact hot, so perhaps pressing the ends down with a third party item might be better than using your fingers 🙂

And just like that, you have a quick and easy dollar store makeover!

Be sure to hope on over to the other talented ladies participating in the challenge today to get some more great dollar store makeover ideas!

And don’t forget to vote on what we’ll be doing next month 🙂

Supply Photos via Amazon.com

If you can’t see the survey, CLICK HERE!

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All our best,


  1. Emily

    You can’t beat a super simple project like this! Love it!

    • North Country Nest

      I agree, Emily! Thank you for stopping by 🙂

  2. Sue purdy

    I love the style of this basket and how the metal and rope contrast so well. Great idea.

  3. Laura

    I just found your blog and I am loving it!! I love little projects like these. I think I might go to the dollar store today for the supplies for this!

  4. Sarah

    so simple while still being such a cute industrial bin! love it!

  5. Amy @ mylifefromhome

    What a difference that little extra texture gives this basket! I am definitely keeping this in mind for a future basket project. Really cute and so simple!

    • North Country Nest

      Thank you, Amy! You can never go wrong with jute twine 🙂

  6. Carol ("Mimi")

    Just that little detail of the jute wrapped around the handle makes the dollar store basket look so much more upscale. Great, simple, inexpensive project.

  7. Cherryl

    I love Dollar Store projects! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Karen

    What did you place in yours? Any other ideas

  9. Gael

    It looks like you also reshaped the basket. The sides are no longer straight but are rounded which adds to the look. Did you have any special tip for that? It looks great!

  10. Nicole

    Can you please explain how you reshaped the basket and uniformly at that?

    • North Country Nest

      Hey Nicole!
      I think that was a happy accident, to be honest. If I remember correctly, I just used my hands to pull out the weave. It’s a dollar store basket so not too sturdy! Sorry, I don’t have a better explanation but I think you can just use your hands and shape it that way.
      Good luck!



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