Upcycle old baby basket / crib on #sublimesunday for BUILD-IT CONTEST my entry

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This is me working on a new place to sleep….


Not for me but for a new world citizen to be born on the first of October….

Today is #sublimesunday and I stayed inside both due to the weather and my secret project. When I showed my friend @justclickindiva she reminded me of the contest so this is my entry to share my crafts.

Here is the link :


At the moment in the Netherlands it’s like fall with so much rain it’s depressing. But my project is a great way to spend time. My sister from another mister and bestie is having baby number three and I am going to be a fairy godmother-friend-aunt !

I can’t wait in 9 weeks there will be a little baby and I wanted something special for a present. I am throwing her a baby shower in 6 weeks with all the important lady friends from her life present and than I want to give her my families part selfmade, part up-cycled and part newly bought presents. But for this I need to relax and time on my hands and today was such a day. So that’s why I am up-cycling a baby nest similar to what I had for my boys. Mine was 🧺 already sold on a second hand fair, as it did his service but I bought one exactly the same , that was a bit damaged at the handles on the baby basket, but I restored it and now I am pimping the whole, before next step is needed.




The basket 🧺 got a ribbon 🎀 on the bottom row of the basket and I did this with a big needle 🪡 normally used for carpet. The holes in the basket, made of blanc wicker, we’re big enough and very easy to weave from the inside out all the way round. I ended it with a bow tie.




I used greyish silver ribbon that will go with all I will make for the basket and neat for the little one.


I used wire to make the handles more stiff and secure to carry the basket, but it is for on the couch during the day not to carry around but security is needed with that precious bundle inside ofcourse.


Here you see the ribbon all around the lowest row when I was finished.


The steps here again on solo pictures:




The end will be something like this, but the sheets are not on size of the basket yet so I have to do a @needleworkmonday blog, and I will do some other things to make a super present and the fact that we can all make a blog about all the things we do in our life.


The handles are glued with with ribbon to cover the grey wire needed to be used to tighten them.


The making of the sheets ( the size from the basket is not the normal baby bed size ) the crocheting of the sheets and the mattress adjustments I will share in another blog.

The final result is this I am still gonna crochet the blankets but the white, grey and silver I think is beautiful aswell for a boy or a girl.




This is the “ BED FOR A QUEEN OR KING “



This is my step by step entry for the contest
Hope you liked it.

Taken from the contest blog: 
The following are considered as DIY (do it yourself) projects recommended for this contest:

Art Crocheting, Home improvement, Woodworking, Plumbing, Shoemaking,
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Date : 22 august 2021

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What a great idea to recycle this basket, today many people throw away the objects without even thinking about giving them a new life

Hello @brittandjosie. What an awesome crafts project and baby basket for your friend. I'm sure she will so surprised at the baby shower and thrilled to received such a heartwarming present made by your own hands.

The colors are beautiful and neutral if you don't know the identity of the baby. Can't wait to see the finished basket.

Thanks for sharing.

I am making two inner basket sets of linnen it’s one grey one mint sort of green , I will embroider for some personal touches and she will be thrilled ! She just has to wait for a while I still have some work ahead of me

You are really an artist
I love wicker handicrafts 😍

Its so much fun and I so want to see her face when I have the present ready

I find it very entertaining and I look forward to seeing it 😍

Bang, I did it again... I just rehived your post!
Week 69 of my contest just started...you can now check the winners of the previous week!

Thankyou again

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