50/50 Project: Hanging Fruit Basket

Short on counter space? Create a stylish hanging option to store and display fruit and vegetables.

50/50 Project: Hanging Fruit Basket

Short on counter space? Create a stylish hanging option to store and display fruit and vegetables.

Difficulty: Intermediate

Materials
Butcher paper
(3) woven baskets in different sizes
Chalk
Screwdriver
Yardstick
Scissors
Marker
Packaging tape
(4) 6' lengths of rope
Wood beads of various sizes
Drill
(2) ceiling hangers

Steps

  1. Cover a flat surface with butcher paper
  2. Arrange the baskets from smallest to largest, with the smallest at the top. Space the baskets about 10" apart

  3. To keep the space between the baskets consistent, trace the baskets with chalk on the butcher paper. If the baskets shift while you are working on them, place them back in their original spots

  4. Measure from the bottom of the largest basket to the top of smallest basket to ensure you have enough rope. Leave an additional 3' of excess rope at the top for safety
  5. Make a small hole in the bottom corner of the largest basket with a screwdriver. This is where the rope will be threaded

  6. Wrap one end of the rope in packaging tape. This will help guide the rope through the hole in the basket and prevent fraying. Pull the rope through the hole until about 6" of rope remains at the bottom of the largest basket. Tie a knot to secure it in place

  7. Make a knot in the rope 1" outside the top of the basket. Thread five wooden beads onto the rope on top of the knot. Tie another knot on top of the beads to secure them in place

  8. Use the screwdriver to make another hole in the bottom corner of the middle basket, and thread the rope through. Make another knot at the bottom of this basket
  9. Make a knot in the rope 2" above the top of the middle basket. Thread three wooden beads onto the rope, and then make another knot to keep the beads in place
  10. Use the screwdriver to make a hole in the bottom corner of the smallest basket, and thread the rope through. There should be about 3' of rope remaining
  11. Repeat steps 5, 7 and 9 on the same side of the basket in the top corner, but do not add beads unless desired
  12. Once one side is finished, repeat step 5 through 10 on the other side of each basket

  13. Hanging the Baskets
  14. Drill holes in the ceiling that align with the width between the 3' lengths of rope on both sides of the top basket, and screw in ceiling hangers
  15. To hang the basket, loop both ropes on one side over the hanger and tie multiple knots about 6" down from the hanger. This will leave about 1½' for the basket to hang
  16. Check the strength of the hanger by placing fruit in the baskets