This is a really quick way to knock together some craft storage from an old yoga mat.

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  • Old Yoga mat or foam
  • Needle and yarn or stapler
  • Scissors
I wanted to use the basket I keep my lace in for the tv area to hold cables. Good idea but what would I replace it with? I didn’t have any other things to use so I decided to make one.

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First cut a rectangle of foam which is as wide as the bottom of the box plus both sides. You can see I had a helper 😉DIY-Craft-Storage-83

Put the basket in the middle of the foam and trace lightly around it 2cm from the base with the scissors so it scores the foam.

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In each corner cut out a square which meets the corner of the score you made.

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Snip the inner corner 2cm.

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Repeat on each side and you’ll have something like this:

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When you fold the edges together they should match up like this:

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Stitch each side together. I used yarn and a basic whip stitch. You could staple it if you’re in a hurry but this does look a bit nicer.

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Done, easy!

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And all full of stuff. Apparently this was really hard work so my helper decided to have a nap ^_^

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With one yoga matt you could easily make a bunch of these and have a matching storage system.