DIY Lined Basket

Hi Friends! 

I’m starting to make plans for Thanksgiving. Are you? I love finding a new recipe or two to add to our traditional menu and ideas to decorate our Thanksgiving table. 

Recently, I was given the opportunity to participate in a challenge, The Thankful Challenge. I jumped at the chance because I had a fun idea for a bread basket I planned on using for our Thanksgiving. But, now I can share it with all of you. Here’s what I made. An interchangeable DIY lined bread basket.


My favorite part of Thanksgiving is having my family “gather” together around the table and spending time together. I feel so blessed to have an amazing family. I just love the word “GATHER” and what it means, so that is the word I wanted to add to my basket for Thanksgiving.

If you want to make your own basket here’s what you’ll need:


DIY Lined Basket Supply List

  • A metal container or basket (without handles)
  • A yard of fabric
  • 1/4″ wide elastic
  • Thread to match
  • Sewing machine
  • Wooden letters
  • Paint
  • Sponge brush
  • Magnet Strip

DIY Lined Basket Instructions

  • Place your container on the back side of your fabric and draw around the bottom edge. Cut this out.


  • Measure around your container.
  • Measure the height of the container and add 5″.
  • Cut two pieces of fabric the width of the container and by the height plus 5″ you measured.
  • With right sides together sew both short ends together forming a tube.
  • Press the seams open. 
  • Fold over one end of the tube 1/4″ and fold again 1/4″. Sew in place.


  • Sew a gathering stitch on the other side 1/4″ from the edge. Gather.


  • Pin the bottom piece of the fabric you cut first to the gathered edge. Right sides together. 
  • Stitch together adjusting the gathers evenly around the basket liner.
  • On the back side of the basket liner one inch away from the hemmed edge zig zag stitch the elastic into place. Pull the elastic tightly as you go.
  • Place on your container with the right side up.
  • Paint your wooden letters in a color that matches your fabric. Let dry.


  • Apply magnet pieces on the back of each letter. Attach to the container. (I had the idea that I could change the liner and word out for different holidays or events. So, that’s the reason I added magnets to the letters.)


  • (You could use a basket instead of a metal container and glue or tie on the letters.)

That’s it. I’m actually excited by the possibilities. What do you think?


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Dru About Dru

There are so many things I could say but I will just start with the basics. Mother to 4. Grandmother to 11 (Yes, 11. All under the age of 9.) I am a former Army wife and we spent 15 years traveling around the world. It was such a thrill to have seen so many places and meeting lifetime friends. I spent many years working in the craft industry and love getting together with friends and creating. I have a lifelong love of thrift shops, antiques, and yard sales.


  1. I love your Gather basket. I really love things that you can make interchangeable for different occasions. This is really a perfect example.


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