From time-to-time, while shopping through the home decor section, you run across an item that catches your eye immediately. It can sometimes be tricky to explain just why it's so appealing, but you feel as though you must have it for your home. When you see the price, though, your heart sinks because it's far more pricey than you could have imagined. Once back at home, you find yourself imagining what it would look like in certain areas of your house.
If you're a crafty person, you don't let the number on a price tag keep your spirits down. You think about all the components that go into making that precious piece and try to discover a way to make it yourself for a much lower price. That's just what YouTuber, Jeri-Ann Henson, did and her efforts paid off in a big way! She loved the look of the farmhouse basket organizer from Birch Lane and knew it would be an ideal fit with the rest of her decor. When she saw the price tag, she instantly began thinking of ways to create a budget-friendly version, herself. Believe it or not, after a little shopping around, Jeri-Ann was able to recreate an $84 item for under $10. The similarity is astounding!
To make this farmhouse basket organizer, you'll need three black wire baskets, a piece of foam board, antique-birch contact paper, a metal ruler, a craft knife, chalkboard labels, paint, a paintbrush, a hot glue gun, Command hooks, and a bag of small clothespins.
First, take three clothespins and three chalkboard labels. Glue a clothespin to the back of each label. Cut a piece of foam board and cover it with a piece of the birch contact paper to imitate the look of wood. The measurements for this are 6"W x 30"L. Your measurements don't have to be exact as long as you have enough room for each of the baskets.
Cut your contact paper to the appropriate dimensions to fit the foam board and adhere, making sure that no air bubbles remain under the contact paper. Check out the rest of the steps on the following page!