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Outdoor blankets in a portable rattan woven basket, surrounded by rattan screen and couch

Overview

Keep your outdoor blankets organised in this basket on wheels. This D.I.Y. blanket basket is budget-friendly and can be created in two easy steps.

Safety tip: Always wear the appropriate safety equipment (safety glasses and ear muffs for example) and always follow the instructions for the product or equipment

Steps

1Cut the rope to size and thread to make handles

Cut two 600mm lengths of rope. Thread the ends through the opposite gaps in the side of a large rattan woven basket, securing with knots around the top rim and pulling tight. Trim the excess with scissors.

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Tip: We allowed 12 gaps between the knots of each length to create the handles.
Rope attached to a rattan woven basket to create handles

2Secure the basket to a pot trolley

Remove the supplied plastic liner and set aside. Centre the basket on a round pot trolley, checking that the space around the sides is even. Position four 4mm wire eye straps over the base (as pictured), pre-drilling through the holes with a 2mm bit and securing with the supplied screws. Replace the liner and add folded blankets and throws.

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Tip: Secure opposite sides first to ensure the basket remains centred. Replace the liner and add folded blankets and throws.
A rattan woven basket attached to a pot trolley with wire eye straps

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Photo Credit: Belinda Merrie and Shelby George

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Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

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