For the Home

Embellish a Plastic Container with Ribbon

I have diapers, wipes and a changing cloth in almost every room of my house. If I’m downstairs, I’m just too lazy to walk up to the baby’s room and get the diaper changing supplies. So I’ve got this fun Ribbon Container to hold them in, embellished with ribbon all fun and fancy.

Ribbon Basket

Embellish a Plastic Container with Ribbon

Supplies for Ribbon Container:

  • Ribbon: 3 – 3ft long pieces or 1 long 9ft piece, any color
  • plastic basket with holes – mine was from the good ol’ Dollar store

Ribbon Basket Supplies


Take your cut ribbon and start at the top, weaving through each hole. Make sure to leave at least 4-5 inches at the outer end to tie into a bow when it’s done. I chose to do three colors of ribbon, one for each level of holes on the container. But you can easily use one long piece of ribbon for the whole thing.

Weaving Ribbon Into Basket

Weave the ribbon all throughout the container. Once the ribbon has gone through each hole, tie the two ends together in a bow. My son made one for his room to hold his CDs. He liked threading his green (always the color green) ribbon through the holes, making sure not to miss one.

Lace Basket

These are easy to create and would make great gifts for anyone needing a container. I’m thinking teacher gifts!


  1. I have a few plain, modular storage boxes with similar holes in my dorm. I’ve been looking for some way to fix them up for ages. Thank you for the wonderful and easy idea.

  2. That container looks great, very creative idea to dress up the container a bit. Plastics are great for storing stuff like these supplies and they can be molded and decorated pretty easily as well.

  3. Wow, they are so cute! I have to do that for my girls’ room. They always have baskets around for all of their girly stuff. Thanks:)

  4. I think that is the funnest idea! I have been wanting to buy bins that match my daughters room, but they are so pricey!! This a great way to get the same Matching look without spending much!

  5. Thanks! I know what I’m going to be doing for Christmas Gift Baskets now. ^^

    Also, this was my daily feature over on my new blog today.

  6. I love the idea of making this to hold holiday goodies with holiday colored ribbon. It would work for Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas, etc.. The ideas are flowing. Thank you!!

  7. Thank you, thank you for posting this darling little project. I have been trying to come up with a cute baby shower gift…and I think I have just found it.

  8. Ooohh. Thanks for the adorable idea. So easy too. I’ve seen those little crates at our dollar store. My daughter has deep drawers in her bureau and I’m thinking two of those would be cute to sit in the drawer and hold all her little socks and undies :-) They’re so little they get tossed around every time I open the drawer.

  9. I love your blog and have followed it for awhile. You have really fun ideas!!

    Okay, so this is totally random, but…

    I was at the Bean Museum a couple of weeks ago with my son’s preschool class, and then again at Pumpkinland last week, and I think I totally saw you at both places. In fact, I commented to a friend about it, and she agreed. When I saw this girl, I thought, “Gee, she looks familiar,” but I couldn’t place it. Today I was browsing through your blog again and decided to pull up your profile, and you match!!!

    Crazy?! Probably. I guess if you don’t live in Utah, then I’m totally seeing your twin!!

    Anyway, randomm but I thought you might enjoy. Thanx again for your fun blog!

  10. I was given a “mobile diaper station” at my first baby’s shower. It was my most useful and favorite gift. I used it with all 3 of my kids and have gifted one at other showers. Baskets are expensive though. This is a great idea!
    Thanks, Lisa

  11. Wow, I love this idea. I’m being induced in the a.m., so I will definitley need this. My sister is pregnant too and I’m thinking I will do this as a shower gift for her. Thanks for the fabulous idea!

  12. I love it! What a great idea! We only have one “story” in our house, and I’m too lazy to not have diapers in multiple locations! Such a cute way to dress up a tote!

  13. This is a perfect idea for a baby shower I am giving, new moms always need extra storage!

  14. These are great, I would never have thought of that.

    I like the durability of the plastic, but it always looks so blah. This is so much better!

  15. what a cute idea…… co-ordinate the ribbon for holidays, stuff with goodies and wrap in cellophane. Add a gorgeous bow and you have a wonderful gift basket!
    Thanks for posting!

  16. That is so funny — I just did this two days ago (with yarn instead of ribbon) to mark boxes for my kids. I put their initials on the side of the boxes so they could store their winter outdoor items.

Make and Takes more recent posts