It’s warm outside and we are all spending as much time there as possible, somebody just lazing and somebody more actively. Today’s roundup is right for those who prefer active rest, to be exact, riding a bike. If you like riding a usual (not extreme) bike and going on picnics on it, if you like carrying your pet with you, if you often ride around the town or to the market to buy something, you’ll need a bike basket or a crate, it depends on the style and look that you like. I’ve prepared some ideas to make and spruce up a basket for your bike, take a look at the tutorials to get inspired!
A usual bike crate can be spruced up and made more girlish for the summer. How? Get some mint paint and add a polka dot pattern to your bike basket for fun – it’s sure to look more cheerful and vibrant. You may also add a monogram to the basket, too, if you want. The craft is pretty simple and everyone can realize it.
This tutorial will tell you how to spruce up a usual unfinished crate and turn it into a bright shabby chic inspired bike crate. All you need is a little paint a few fun accessories, the colors used here and white and mint but you may try any other color combos.
Have you ever stumbled across an old wooden crate at your local flea market and wondered “what can I do with that”? Here’s one option – turn it into a unique and functional accessory for your around-the-town cycling. When selecting an older box, look for dry-rot, water logging, evidence that afew termites or ants made it their lunch in the past, or other obvious signs of structural weakening of the wood. Upcycling can fix a number of defects, but you’ll be in better shape if you’re starting with good strong wood.
This DIY bike picnic crate is also a fabulous crate to have on hand for trips to the market, a nice ride across town, and just general errand running. It’s easy to put on the bike, and just as easy to take it off, so you don’t have to worry about being stuck with it when you need to go for speed. What I like even more is amazing white florals painted on the crate, it looks very cool and romantic.
This tutorial will tell you how to make your own pallet basket for a bike, don’t buy one if you can make your own one! Take soft wood like red cedar and go make your own basket. This piece is stained, though you may paint it as you like or add stencils and patterns of your choice. Read the tutorial to find out how to make it and how to attach it to the bike.
This bike basket is built of large paint stirrers, for real! It’s stained rather dark and looks cute and simple. Such a piece will be fine for carrying some large objects or your pet with you. If you wanna make it more secure, use more planks while making the crate. Get inspired!
Wine boxes make neat carriers when mounted to a porteur rack. Try to select a good vintage if the box has a logo printed on the side; some wine boxes even have lids, which might be useful. When you are done with choosing, start renovating it into a cool basket for your bike. Read the tutorial to find out how to do that.
Here are some instructions to renovate a chic vintage box and turn it into a wooden bike crate. Read how to restain and repaint it if needed and attach it to the bike. It’s important that you tighten the nuts the same way you’d tighten lug nuts on a car. Use a round-robin process so that you get an even, snug fit. Read the precise instructions and enjoy crafting!
This simple and stylish bike crate is made of a usual unfinished piece and is ideal for carrying some stuff like veggies and fruits from the market. It’s very easy – just stain the piece as it’s stated in the tutorial and then attach to the bike. Voila!
A basket is a great idea for a bike crate, take a usual basket and spruce it up and then attach to the bike. This tutorial will tell you how to spruce up the basket with pink and red pompoms and then attach it to the bike. It looks fun, cute and sweet, I’m sure most of girls will like it. Read the instructions to find out how to do that.
Save some money, have fun and add a personal touch to your bike by making your own bike basket! If you have a basket at hand, you can easily renovate it and change it into a practical bike basket. Here the author is using a cool basket with a lid, though you may choose any piece that you like and spruce it up for your bike, get inspired!