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Picture of Fantastic Plastic Basket - Woven With Polyester Straps

Making baskets can be therapeutic. The repetitiveness of weaving and seeing something take shape is rewarding. As with other things you make yourself, you can make it the size and shape you need. I will show you how I made a couple of baskets from used polyester straps I got for free. I made a small 5x5x4 basket and a larger 7x7x7 basket with a handle.

Step 1: Safety

Picture of Safety

No fire or sparks in this Instructable, but you will be working with straps of material that can hit you in the eye. Safety glasses will protect your eyes.

TheFischLife5 months ago
What a great idea for upcycling those shipping straps!
CHARLESCRANFORD (author)  TheFischLife5 months ago
Thank you. I am trying to come up with other ideas on using them.
jessyratfink5 months ago
This is so clever! I've never known what to do with those straps. Love your helper's shirt too :D
CHARLESCRANFORD (author)  jessyratfink5 months ago
Thank you for the complement. I am trying to think of a way to make a costume out of them....maybe like a suit of armor or something. My helper is obsessed with Harry Potter, at the moment.