DIY · Toddler Days

Easy/Cheap Fix for a Broken Cheap Plastic Basket

I have been reorganizing my whole house, not all at once of course, but just a little bit at a time.

This past weekend I did my room.  I reorganized my shoes in the closet and switched where my craft stuff and Morgan’s clothes go.  While doing this I noticed that the basket that holds Morgan’s lotions was broken.  I wasn’t too sad about it I got it from the Dollar Tree, you get what you pay for.  But I also didn’t want to throw it out then I would just have to get another one and it would be more expensive because I wouldn’t want it to break again.

So I decided to fix.

I happened to be back at the Dollar Tree when I saw an assortment of spring themed duct tape.  They were all so cute I couldn’t decide which ones to get so I got them all.

Duct Tape

This tape would be perfect to fix the broken basket.  It’s cute and girly and it’s duct tape you can fix anything with that right?

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Here is the basket.  I already started tapping the back.  The broken piece is in one of the upper corners, it was just a square that broke, but better to fix it now.

To fix this all I did was cut a bunch of strips 16 to be exact and wrapped them around until I go to the bottom.  I had to put 4 strips on each side, originally I wanted to go all the way around but the tape started to go at an angle then stick to itself as I tried to fix it.

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All done
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All Done

I love how it turned out and how easy it was.  I may need to do the bottom but I will fix that later if it breaks.

If you have a Dollar Tree near by I would run out and get some duct tape, they have super cute patterns and the quality is really good for the price.

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This is how it looks up on her shelf with her other storage.

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