I am a total Pinterest addict, love it almost as much as my morning cup of coffee. Almost! And recently someone introduced me to Hometalk...how did I not know of this before????? I will bath less just to have time to peruse these sites! So.many.good.ideas!
Kim @ The Kim Six Fix blog inspired this anchor tote. I discovered her version via Pinterest and added it my gift ideas board. Since my sister loves anchors, this seemed like a fun gift to make for her.
Kim told no lies when she said it took forever to wrap the rope around, and around, and around....
The differences between her version and mine is that I used this container instead of a Tidy Cat Litter container. Found it on my weekly Trash-day Treasure Hunting.
Also, I didn't paint the inside since it was white.
Using soap, water, and elbow grease, I removed the sticker so it wouldn't show between the ropes.
Created a handmade stencil from this wooden craft anchor & a macaroni box. It worked like a charm once secured with painters tape.
I opted to keep the lid and the original handle, they were too convenient to bypass.
It was a back-and-forth conversation with myself on what to do to the lid.
More rope or cord?
Add the wooden anchor to the top?
Ended up Mod Podge-ing map pieces with some rope around the edges. Turned out cute.
side view with cord wrapped handle
without lid, front view
Inside the tote I added this storage container from Target & an elephant bag from Dollar Tree (she also likes elephants). Eventually a couple books were tossed in, too, not pictured.
Not too shabby a job.
Happy very-early birthday sister!
UPDATE: my sister texted this pic of her new yarn caddy. :)
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