How to Make a Loofah Basket



Making a loofah basket from loofah fruit is a simple project that will provide you with a useful, eco-friendly container for bathroom items that you'd like to keep together in one place.

Steps

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    Cut the top off the loofah sponge.
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    Upend the loofah sponge and cut down the middle.
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    Open the cut loofah sponge right out.
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    Take a small round piece of cardboard that is sized to fit at the base of the cut loofah.
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    Wrap the loofah sponge around the cardboard circle base.
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    Close the loofah sponge.
    • Holding the end with the cardboard circle, so that the circle does not slip loose, quickly stitch together the two sides of the wrapped loofah.
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    Cut a handle from a spare loofah sponge piece.
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    Hold the handle to the edge of the open top of the loofah sponge.
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    Attach the handle by stitching it to each side the loofah sponge basket.
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    Decorate the basket. Glue or stitch on the decoration that you have chosen.
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    Use it. Place emery boards, nail scissors etc. in your basket for storage and easy use.

Tips

  • If presenting as a gift, put brand new items into the basket for a complete spa kit.
  • Keep the basket off wet surfaces; the cardboard will get soaked. If this worries you, cover the cardboard circle completely in plastic contact before making the basket. Not as eco-friendly but more waterproof.

Warnings

  • Be careful that you may cut yourself with the scissors or knife. If needed, have adult supervision present.

Things You'll Need

  • Loofah fruit
  • Cardboard circle
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • Decorative item such as lace, ribbon etc.

Sources and Citations

  • VideoJug Video demonstration of article; made by Giannyl. Original source of article; shared with permission & appreciation.

Article Info

Categories: Nature Crafts