My dirty clothes tend to end up on the floor. It’s a problem, mostly the problem is laziness. Partially the problem was I didn’t have a laundry basket in the bedroom.

Problem solved by making a super cute one!

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Dirty Clothes.

How can I store them? I hate those floppy baskets that always end up falling down! This sucks.

Solution?

$12 Bin painted up cutely 😀 I made a liner with an old dress. Looking pretty good now! Goodbye ugly dirty clothes!

Let’s get started!

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This is the bin that I picked up from a junk store for $12. It’s not the prettiest thing in the world but not bad!

I painted it with acrylic paint mixed with PVA glue.

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It took several coats and needed to have a base coat of the PVA so it stuck properly. Had I been thinking before I started I would have just laid down some masking tape but I didn’t so after finished I cleaned it up by scraping the extra off.

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Once it was all dry I needed to make a liner. I used an old Bodyline dress which had a pretty serious stain on it. The best thing about using an old dress is that most of the sewing is already done!

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Measuring how far down to make the frill so it overlaps the handles:

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And the inside before it’s sewn up.

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This is the dress I recycled, I wore it pretty much to death so now I’m going to be recycling it into several different things so the pretty pattern isn’t lost!

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First was the frill to hold it in place in the top. I used elastic but you could also use a drawstring.

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Inside out with the elastic it looks like a bubble skirt XD

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Make sure your elastic has enough stretch that it can easily get on and off the bin otherwise the whole thing is a bit pointless XD

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After sewing on the elastic:

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Now to fix the bottom so the clothes don’t just fall out the other end! First I removed the straps (I’ll make hair ties with these later)

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Then I removed the detailing at the top and cut it off in a nice straight line so it was easy to sew. I’ll remake that pretty detailing into a collar or something else pretty too.

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Then it was just a matter of sewing up the bottom!

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Easy!!

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And it fits quite a lot of clothes in it too which is good because I hate doing laundry XD

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And pop the lid back on and you can hide all of James’ gross dirty socks!!

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Pretty cute solution, what do you guys think?

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My home is starting to come together well! It’s much tidier already 😀