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How to Make Wire Mesh Baskets

Wire storage baskets are ideal for a home office, craft or hobby room, or for decorative storage in a home and these wire mesh baskets are fairly easy to make and you can buy a single sheet of wire mesh at Builders and make up a few baskets at the same time.

21/04/2022

 

 

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Wire storage baskets are great for storage in a home office, craft or hobby room, or for decorative storage in a home and these wire mesh baskets are fairly easy to make. You can buy a single sheet of wire mesh at Builders or other larger hardware stores to make up a few baskets at the same time.

 

 

If you are a home chef and like to bake goodies for your family or friends, these wire baskets can be filled with pretty fabric to show off your home baked goodies. If you love crafts and hobbies, make up several of these wire mesh baskets for all your craft supplies.

 

YOU WILL NEED:

Wire mesh

Cutting pliers or tin snips

Long-nose pliers

Steel ruler

Thick gloves

 

 

Most larger hardware stores stock wire mesh. You can buy a 30 metre roll for under R200, which makes it very affordable for making wire baskets. Shop online for 'wire mesh sheet' at a supplier  close to you.

 

 

 

 

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HERE'S HOW:

 

 

Step 1

Before you start, work out how large you want your wire mesh basket to be and then allow for this on the size of the base and height of the sides. Start by cutting the mesh into a cross-shape using cutting pliers or tin snips, as shown in the image below. If you have a Dremel Multitool, this is also great for cutting thin wire using a standard cutting disc.

 

Make sure to have open strands at the end of all sides for locking the sections together.

 

 

GOOD TO KNOW
You need long wires on all sides for hooking the sections together.

 

 

 

 

Step 2

Using a steel ruler, use this to fold up each of the sides individually until you have the basic shape for your wire mesh basket. The folded sides should be perfectly straight.

 

 

 

 

Step 3

Use long-nose pliers to bend the long wires at the edges around the corners, to hook into the other section and create the corners for the basket. Press down hard with the pliers to flatten and lock the sections together.

 

 

 

 

Finishing

Add a fabric liner to your wire mesh baskets and they come in handy for storage anywhere in a home. Use as mini laundry baskets, towel or toilet roll holders. You can also use this method to make attractive storage baskets for a bathroom or laundry to hang this from a shelf or to store items on a shelf.

 

 

 

 

Other Ideas for Using Wire Mesh for Projects

If, after making wire baskets you still have some wire mesh left over, here are even more crafty DIY projects where wire mesh will come in handy:

 

 

• Kitchen Cupboard Doors

Want to bring a unique touch to a rustic, country of cottage kitchen? Cut out and remove the centre panel of the cupboards doors and replace this with wire mesh.

 

 

Wire mesh brings and authentic touch to rustic, farmhouse, cottage or country style cupboards and cabinets.

 

 

 

• Wire Mesh Planters

Wire mesh naturally lends itself as the perfect accessories for climbing or creeping plants. Make a wooden frame and mount the wire mesh onto this before hanging onto a wall to support assorted planter boxes.

 

 

 

 

• Decorative Baskets

You can use wire mesh to make all kinds of baskets for in and around the home. Add your own embellishments and finishing touches for one-of-a-kind design.