My garage was being over-run with balls. Thousands of balls.
Normally, come spring, I buy a BIG tote, drill holes in the bottom, and store the balls out by the playground.
But a bin still traps some stagnant water, yucky leaves and big old’ spiders. It also gets blown away in windy storms, cracks easily, and makes it harder for the boys to retrieve a particular ball without emptying the whole thing. Naturally, it is way too difficult to put them all back in before running off…
Using some cedar scraps (rejects from a place that makes lattice), I screwed together a simple wooden frame.
Then, I drilled 1/4 inch holes at 5 and 1/2 inch intervals around the top and bottom.
Next, I began threading macramé yarn (stretchy, but strong) down through one hole and up through the next. (Tip: Wrap tape around two inches of the end of the string to make it easier to thread.)
I wove the string up and down along all four sides, and then took a separate piece and wove it back and forth across one end (the bottom). Only, in the next picture, the bottom is the top—for obvious reasons. :)
Meet our new ball bin!
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