Check Out This DIY No-Sew Mickey Rope Basket!

Create a rope basket inspired by none other than Mickey Mouse! Whether you’re in need of a catch-all, a fruit bowl, or a place to organize odds and ends, this no-sew craft is a great way to add a little Mickey magic to your home or office. Check out what you’ll need and directions as shared by DisneyFamily below!


No-Sew Mickey Rope Basket

Time: 1 Hour

What You’ll Need:

  • 11 yards of 1/4-inch cotton piping (Available in the upholstery section of your local fabric store.)
  • Black fabric dye 
  • Mini hot glue gun
  • Scissors

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How To Make It:

1. Dye 4 yards of the cotton piping, following the dye package instructions, and allow to dry completely.

2. Cut the black piping in half. Each 2 yard piece will be used for an ear.

3. Using a hot glue gun, begin winding the black piping into a spiral. Glue the center carefully so that the end of the piping is tucked in and doesn’t unravel.

4. Continue gluing with small amounts of hot glue.

5. In the last couple of rounds, place the next row of cording on the outer edge of the previous row so that a basket shape is formed. Dab hot glue on the end to prevent unraveling.

6. Repeat steps 3-5 using the remaining 7 yards of un-dyed white piping to create Mickey’s head. The flat base of the basket should be about 3 ½ inches in diameter.

7. Glue each ear onto the head to finish the basket.

Note: All cutting and hot gluing should be done by an adult.

Source: DisneyFamily

About Mike and Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with Disney Vacation Club and RunDisney events in particular. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire a magic band of every style while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 16 years and are blessed with a daughter and a son who have already learned the importance of planning ahead! As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.