Hanging Jute Basket for Spring

Another trip to the dollar store and this time I bought something for $1 and I didn't even know what it was but I was game to figure it out and give it a new life. 

jute basket with eggs and silver chick

The package said it was a wire sphere. 

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dollar store sphere

Truthfully, I thought it was a wire wreath form when I bought it. 

When I figured out it was a wire sphere, I was intrigued.

I started by assembling the sphere as per the directions. 

wire sphere from the dollar store

Ok, still not sure what it was used for. 

But I had a big ball of thick jute twine so I started wrapping it at one end. 

wrapped jute twine around sphere

It was pretty therapeutic so I kept wrapping.

I continued the wrapping pattern until I was about 1/2 way up the sphere. 

thick jute wrapped around the sphere

Then I started on the other end of the sphere doing the same. 

This time I stopped after about 4" then created a handle with the end of the twine. 

hanging twine basket

Ok, it looked like a basket to me.

I decided later on to take off the part with the hanging beads.

hanging basket with twine

I filled the basket with Spanish moss and added a chicken and some eggs from my collection of Spring decor. 

eggs and bird in hanging nest

This is perfect for hanging with decorations for Spring.

hanging basket with Spring eggs

I had a lot of fun deciding how to repurpose this mystery item and for a one dollar investment, it was worth it.

basket with eggs hanging on hutch

hanging jute basket with eggs

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hanging Easter basket on hutch

And now I love what I did with that sphere! 


I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .