Anything with symmetrical holes can be cross-stitched, even an inexpensive storage basket!
Who can’t use more storage? I love little baskets like this for two reasons: they are inexpensive, and they can stash a lot of stuff! Even my little boys are coming to love baskets like this for their MANY collections of toys. A third reason I am loving these baskets? I discovered I can cross-stitch on them!
Storage basket with holes
This project uses cross-stitch to add a decorative touch to a plain, inexpensive basket. It’s a simple and basic sewing technique that anyone can do by “stitching” x’s through the holes. Draw a heart pattern that you can follow and apply to the holes in the basket. Pull out a long length of the yarn and wrap the end with a piece of tape so it can act as a “needle” to easily push through the holes. Cross-stitch the pattern onto the basket then tie off the yarn behind the pattern when complete. This thick yarn gives a fun puffy look to the pattern so that you can barely even see the Xs.
This decorated basket in blue hues is perfect for your favorite little boy’s room! It even works for “bigger” boys because, let’s face it, who can’t use more storage? And, of course, you can cross-stitch just about any pattern that will fit the basket.
How’s that for quick and easy??