Try to “contain” yourself! Dollar Tree’s storage containers, bins, and baskets are only a buck and can be used for so many purposes. I love using them indoors or outdoors for laundry or storing toys, books, craft supplies, gardening tools, and so much more. They’re awesome as they are, of course, but you can also give them makeovers using paint, ribbon, rope, and more to fit your space, décor, and style. Check out my three storage container makeover ideas for some inspo!
- Plastic Bin or Container
- Silver Spray Paint (Not Sold at Dollar Tree)
- Scrap Newspaper
Give your home, office, or classroom storage a fancy face lift by transforming plastic bins or containers with silver spray paint to give them the look of metal. Unless you actually pick them up, no one would guess they’re made of plastic! When spray painting your own bins, keep a few tips in mind (I learned these the hard way!):
- Stand far enough away from the bins to avoid a mess and not create streaks in the paint.
- Cover as much as you can, inside and out, and then apply a second coat to fill in any missed spots.
- If you’re careful and thorough, two coats should do the trick.
- Plastic Basket with Holes
- Ribbon or Burlap
- Spray Paint (Optional)
Transform a plastic basket with holes by weaving ribbon or burlap through each opening. I chose to spray paint my basket pink, but you could also keep it as is. Then I simply wove this pretty lace ribbon in and out of each row of slots in the basket and tied the ends in bows. This gave it a more delicate, decorated look, and I just loved how it turned out! Plus, it only took a few minutes to complete. Ideas for these ribbon baskets? Use them for toy or book storage in a child’s room, a flip-flop basket at a wedding reception, a display for party favors, and so much more.
- Plastic Bin or Container
- Rope (Jump Rope, Nautical Rope, or Hardware Rope)
- Hot Glue Gun (Not Sold at Dollar Tree)
- Hot Glue Sticks
This makeover can be done using any kind of rope: solid-color rope, a tan nautical rope, or even a striped jump rope! Simply wrap your rope tightly and completely around the outside of the container, going from top to bottom or bottom to top and covering the entire surface. Add hot glue as needed every few inches to hold the rope in place. I chose to wrap around the handle openings to leave them exposed, but you could also cover those up with rope, too. These decorative containers would look great filled with blankets in the living room or used outside to hold gardening supplies, pool toys, and more.
Are you inspired to makeover a basket or bin one of your own? Get started by shopping Dollar Tree’s huge selection of baskets, bins, and containers.