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Dollar Tree DIY Wire Wastebasket Coffee Mug

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Are you addicted to Dollar Tree DIY? I am ha!

Who would have thought you could take a small Dollar Tree wire wastebasket and turn it into a coffee mug, that’s amazing and so simple too.

When I came across a photo of one of these that someone had made, I thought “Now that is genius and cute”. This wold look so good on my coffee bar filled with individual packs of creamer.

Want to make one of your own, then follow the steps below. There is also a printable at the very bottom of this post.

Dollar Tree DIY Wire Wastebasket Coffee Mug

Materials – Dollar Tree DIY Wire Wastebasket

  • 2 Wire Wastebaskets (or 1 if you have something else for handle)
  • Floral wire or small zip ties (to attach handle)
Dollar Tree DIY Wire Wastebasket Coffee Mug
These small wastebaskets come in white or black.

Instructions – Dollar Tree DIY Wire Wasterbasket

  • Start by taking your basket and placing both hands around it, towards the bottom.
  • Start pressing in and turning as you go.
  • Once you have pressed it about half way in, go to the top of the basket and start (very gently) pushing down and turning as you go.
  • Working the top and the bottom back and forth until it forms the shape of a cup.
  • If you do not have anything for the handle, cut a strip from the second basket with wire cutters.
  • Form the shape of a handle with the wire strip and attach the top and bottom to the cup with small zip ties.
  • Cut access zip ties off.
  • Decorate and/or fill your mug as desired.
Dollar Tree DIY Wire Wastebasket Coffee Mug
Dollar Tree DIY Wire Wastebasket Coffee Mug

Watch the “How to” video over on my Facebook Page

I hope you have enjoyed this Dollar Tree DIY. Now it’s time to go make your own. I wold love to see what you come up with. Please come and share your creation with me over on Facebook or Pinterest.

xoxo,

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Dollar Tree DIY Wire Wastebasket Coffee Mug

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Dollar Tree DIY Wire Wastebasket Coffee Mug
Dollar Tree DIY Wire Wastebasket Coffee Mug

Dollar Tree DIY Wire Wastebasket Coffee Mug

Materials

  • 2 Wire Wastebaskets (or 1 if you have something else for handle)
  • Floral wire or small zip ties (to attach handle)

Instructions

  1. Start by taking your basket and placing both hands around it, towards the bottom.
  2. Start pressing in and turning as you go.
  3. Once you have pressed it about half way in, go to the top of the basket and start (very gently) pushing down and turning as you go.
  4. Working the top and the bottom back and forth until it forms the shape of a cup.
  5. If you do not have anything for the handle, cut a strip from the second basket with wire cutters.
  6. Form the shape of a handle with the wire strip and attach the top and bottom to the cup with small zip ties.
  7. Cut access zip ties off.
  8. Decorate and/or fill your mug as desired.

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