Cover the inside with aluminum foil or a napkin and serve bread or
rolls in it.
8. Bubble maker.
Dip the basket into a soap bubble solution
and wave it in the air
to make clouds of bubbles.
9. Colander. Drain
pasta or wash fruits and vegetables under cold running water in the
10. Frog. Turn a
basket upside down in a bowl to hold flower stems in place.
Dishwasher basket. Put baby bottle caps and nipples in a
mesh basket; using rubber bands, secure an other one
upside down on top. Place in the upper rack of the
12. Party favors.
Weave decorative ribbons through baskets to make party
favors or candy dishes.
13. Portable cage. Tape
two together to carry small pets (mice, toads, turtles, and so
forth) to school for show-and-tell.
Suspend one upside down over an infant’s crib and tie bells, scraps
of ribbon, or colorful fabric to it.
15. Seed starter.
About 2 to 3 weeks before outdoor planting time, line baskets with
newspaper, fill with potting mix, and sow four or five cucumber,
squash, or melon seeds in each; thin later to three plants.
Outdoors, plant one basket of plants per hill, making sure soil is
mounded over the basket.