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Sunday, 18 November 2012

Burlap Storage Bins From the Garden Center

Storage find of the century, my friends!

I was walking through the end-of-season clearance section of the Walmart garden center and look what I found!



Now, they're actually meant to be used as planters that you can empty and store flat during the Winter, but don't tell Chris' T-shirts that!

I got them on clearance for $2 each. You can't beat that price!


I sewed on these little metal conduit pieces for handles. They're the same ones I used when I made my Cereal Box Magazine Organizers.


The bins are soft-sided, so they look better full, but they have a plasicky coating on the inside, so that helps give the burlap a little extra weight.


As good as they look sitting in front of that brick wall, they actually live in these little cubbies for now, at least until we get our built-ins put up along this wall. So yeah, for the next 12 years or so, they'll stay like this.

If you're in the market for some big bins or baskets, check your garden center to see if they carry something like this. You might just score an after-season deal like I did!





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24 comments:

Lucy Farmer said...

those are really great! I can't believe you found them in the garden center! I'm going to check out my awl-mart tomorrow! I could use these in several places at my Hansel and Gretel house!

Melissa@TheHappierHomemaker said...

Awesome idea! I'm going to check my garden center tomorrow-I'm in need of some major storage solutions in our office!

keri @ shaken together said...

SCORE! Those were such a great find!

Michelle Muckala said...

What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing, I'll keep this in mind. Those bins are SO expensive too!

debra said...

These are awesome! great idea...once again I know why I love "BlogLand " :)
have a wonderful Thanksgiving ! :)

Mel said...

They are such a great find and your pulls are a super idea.

Michele Alger said...

I shoulda known it was you when I clicked on your picture over at the Craft-o-maniac linky party! Awesome baskets---SINCERELY!!

Claire @ The Rustic Pig said...

Ahhhh!!! I so want some of those!!! So cute!! Love it!!

Petie@inspirednesting.com said...

Great find, and the metal handle adds so much character. Love them!

Schulz Family said...

Visiting from french country cottage. What a great idea. I love the natural sack look. Thanks

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

total score on those containers! and of course, you knew just what to do with them!

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

I LOVE the handles ... what a great idea! I might be adding those to every bucket I have! :)

Sara Stone said...

THis is a great idea! I'm loving burlap!
Please come show this at my link party!

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Sara Stone said...

THis is a great idea! I'm loving burlap!
Please come show this at my link party!

http://www.shecookscraftsruns.net

Allison said...

what a bargain!...they will look just as cute in 12yrs!!
Allison :)

Deanne Langford said...

they look fabulous, visiting from scandi coast

very merry vintage style said...

Those are great! Seriously, if they were in Pottery Barn they would be $35 each!
Mary

Joselyn @ The DIY Spot said...

You can never go wrong with burlap. Great find!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Great find in burlap!! And I love your idea for the metal conduit handle ~ Brilliant!

<3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
Wildly Original linky party is open

Kammy's Korner said...

looks like I need to get the heck over to Wal Mart's clearanced out garden center!!

Sherry said...

Great idea! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Jocie@TheBetterHalf said...

$2 was such a steal!!

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Pearly Craig said...

Cute indeed! They make a perfect accent inside my garden shed.

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