Wire Basket for Flip Flops

I needed a cute basket by our back door to contain the flip flops and a few other necessities of Summer. I love how it turned out.

This is what it started as. It’s fine, but needed some personality.

I sprayed it with Krylon Red Pepper.

Then attached a #8 to the front with 20 gauge wire. The #8 is an old house number I found at a thrift store for .50 cents. If you can guess why the #8, you get a star sticker on your forehead.

I looped the wire through the holes in the #8 a few times then twisted them together in the back. I cut off the excess wire.

Now it holds all our flip flops, sunscreen, bug spray and garden gloves.

It sits by the back door so we can slip our flip flops on to walk down to the pool. Before going back in the house we just toss them back in the basket. This is so much better than tripping over shoes as you’re trying to get out the door.

{ 7 comments… add one }
  • NaDell July 6, 2012, 5:11 pm

    Great idea! Nobody likes tripping over those things!
    Don’t you have 8 kids? Or is it 6, so that makes your family 8? I really do like stars. =)

  • Erika @ HomesteadSimple July 11, 2012, 3:59 pm

    Love this basket and how you painted it and added the number to it!

  • Kathy Moody July 19, 2012, 6:29 pm

    What a great idea, and I love the number on the basket. So cute! I am your newest follower from the DIY party. 🙂

  • SouthernScraps July 28, 2012, 8:02 pm

    Great idea. I have been looking for a shoe storage bench for our back porch and find them too expensive. I may forgo the bench and try this out!

  • Sarah@20 State August 3, 2012, 12:53 am

    Great idea. I love wire baskets, slightly obsessed even! Gotta love spray paint, it makes everything better!

  • Susan September 18, 2013, 10:49 am

    Awesome!, Love how you upgraded it to make it personal. Where did you find your basket? I have been looking for one like it for our home & can’t seem to find one that’s the perfect size.

  • Brittany November 24, 2013, 9:37 am

    Live the spray paint look. Good idea! Where did you get the basket?

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