If you’re dealing with limited space, try this apartment hack: make your own hamper. A hamper is one of those unexciting yet truly useful home items that most people do not think much about. A humble laundry basket does an incredible job of keeping your home neat and organized! Just chuck dirty laundry in and voila, your room looks instantly clean and bright! Your dirty clothes are not all over the place.
Apartment Hack: Make Your Own Hamper
A laundry basket offers a variety of uses other than keeping dirty clothes out of sight. You can use it in the living area for added storage, in the nursery as a toy organizer, or even in the kitchen or bathroom.
And what’s better than an average, run-of-the-mill laundry basket? A chic mobile hamper that won’t cramp your style. If you’ve got a couple of hours to spare, try this quick I Spy DIY tutorial and never bother with a boring, unfashionable hamper ever again!
You will need:
1 large wire basket
1 large cotton canvas laundry bag (printed or plain)
1 set wood plant roller
1 tube permanent craft glue
1 marker pen
Start by gluing the wood plant roller at the bottom of the wire basket. Leave the glue to dry for at least 24 hours. You can also improvise by using thin wires to secure the wood plant roller instead of gluing it on, it’s your choice!
Once the glue is dry, you can attach the canvas laundry basket. You can either get a printed laundry basket or a plain one then draw the prints later. If you’d like to make your own print, look for an easy graphic print online and re-create using a marker pen. Get a ruler and start drawing the patterns all around the laundry basket and you’re done. In this apartment hack, the laundry basket has drawn mud cloth pattern:
Leave the marker ink to dry. Unless you used a printed fabric laundry basket, you can skip this step.
Place the cotton laundry basket inside the wire bag by tying the drawstring on the sides for a secured fit. Fold the edge fabric to cover the exposed wire basket opening to finish up. There you go, your awesome new hamper is complete! Did you love this apartment hack? Try right now and let us know how your creation turned out!