Over Thanksgiving weekend, Art and I went for a visit with his parents. While we were there, Art’s mom showed me one of her recent dollar store finds. She had bought some cute woven baskets to help organize her pantry. The only problem was, she couldn’t easily tell what was inside of them.
I thought about it for a day and came up with a fun and easy craft. We made tie-on labels for the baskets. They only require a couple of items and can easily be swapped out if she changes her mind about what she wants to store in the baskets.
Easy Pantry Organization Craft
Square or rectangular woven baskets
unlined 3″ x 5″ cards
ribbon (we used 1/4″ curling ribbon), cut into 6″ lengths
Colored pens (we used a labelmaker)
Single hole punch
Cut the cards in half, lengthwise.
Laying each card half down so it is oriented horizontally, mark a dot on each side at 1/2″in and 1/4″ down.
Thread one length of ribbon through each hole. Holding the label against the basket in the position you want it, thread the ribbon between the weave in the basket, from outside to inside. Make sure the ends of the ribbon are even and tie them off at the top of the basket. Trim off the excess ribbon.