20 Awesome Bike Basket Ideas

20 Awesome Bike Basket Ideas

So, your kid needs a bicycle basket. You can get one at your local bike shop, but where’s the fun in that?

You might want to try out these cool kids bike basket ideas yourself! Save money, get creative with your little one and add a personal touch with a front basket for bike

If you’re a “ride or DIY” type, you’ll enjoy recreating these inspirations. Who knows? You might even make one for your own bike.

Let’s get on the list!

1. Wicker bike basket

Lottie Kids Bike Basket 

If you’re looking to add charm and functionality to your kids’ bike, repurpose an old wicker basket! Not only is it environmentally friendly, but it also adds a touch of vintage flair.

All you need are some bike straps or zip ties to attach the basket to your handlebars securely. Add some decorative elements such as ribbons, flowers, or even a cute stuffed animal.

2. Bike bag for water bottles

It’s time to make use of those old tablecloths. Turn them into a durable and functional water bottle bag for your child! Using canvas or vinyl tablecloths, you can create a unique and sturdy satchel.

With a few crafting supplies, you can follow this guide to create a water bottle bag that your child will love!

3. Wood crate

DIY wood crate bike basket

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Transforming your child’s bicycle into a stylish ride is easy with a shabby chic crate basket like this one. This DIY project requires only a crate basket and a little bit of paint for a pop of colour. It’s sure to become a favourite accessory for your little one.

4. Trunk bag

Make your kid’s summer bike rides more enjoyable with this practical DIY rear bag idea. It’s easy to make and requires only a few basic materials, such as fabric, thread, and a sewing machine.

Say goodbye to bulky backpacks and hello to carefree bike rides with a trunk bag!

5. Shopping basket

DIY kid's shopping wire basket 

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Instead of heading to the bike shop, check your local supermarket and see if they have unused baskets. Shopping baskets are practical and sturdy enough, a perfect match for a kids bike. This DIY is easy to do and requires only a few basic tools, such as zip ties or straps, to attach the basket to the bike.

6. Plastic wipe container

This fish-tank-like bike basket will surely entice your little one! Drill holes in the container to secure it to the bike with zip ties or adjustable straps. Decorate it with some stickers to add a little personalisation.

7. Milk crate

DIY milk crate bike basket with a dog inside

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A classic and cheap method to carry items around while biking and is suitable for kids bikes, too. Milk crates are functional, inexpensive, and easy to install on bikes with cable ties. Paint it in their favourite colour, add stickers, or decorate it with ribbons to make it unique.

8. Cardboard basket

A small basket is enough to hold your child’s favourite toy while biking. Made from corrugated cardboard, for one, it will do the trick. Let your kid pick the design they want. You can make a DIY basket that resembles their stuffed animal.

9. Basket liner

If your boy’s bike basket has big openings, adding a liner is a great solution. It covers the gaping hole, securing even the smallest items in one place during a bumpy ride.

A liner can be easily made from a variety of materials, such as fabric, mesh, or even an old t-shirt. Attach it using hooks, clips, or even Velcro for added security.

10. Floral basket

If your lovely child already owns a Shire bike basket, decorate it with flowers to complete the look! Cut the blooms into proper shape and wrap them around the basket. This bike basket idea is a great concept for spring.

11. Wire basket

Just like with crates, wire baskets make a great kids’ bike basket solution too. They’re an inexpensive way to add enough space for things to carry around. Grab some adjustable straps or belts, and you’re good to go!

12. Crochet

Using basic stitches and thick yarn, you can add extra storage on bikes, a.k.a. a crochet basket. Customise the design to match your child’s interests or style. Choose yarn in their favourite colour, and add fun embellishments, e.g. tassels, for added flair.

13. Pet baskets

A sleepy dog inside a bike basket

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It’ll be a lot easier for you to take your dog for a bike ride when you have a pet basket on the rear or front. Choose sturdy wicker with a wire mesh cover to make sure your pet is safe and sound.

14. Pannier bags

Button Single Bag (various)

Make yourself and your kids a set of bike saddlebags. 

Instead of buying a pre-made one, you can make your own using materials you already have or find at a fabric store. Choose fabrics and designs that match your kid’s style, making their bike stand out from the rest.

15. Copper tubing basket

You could’ve just used a milk crate and avoided all the hassle and cost. But a copper basket like this is an exception! Use rubber spacers to separate the bike’s frame and copper basket to avoid corrosion.

16. Picnic basket

Gingersnap Spare Basket

Imagine biking your way to the park this weekend for a picnic. But where’s the picnic basket? If you have a big one, put it on the back of the bicycle and make sure there’s a rear rack. But for a cute, smaller one like the Gingersnap Spare Basket, show it off in front. 

17. Hardwood front compartments

A customised hardwood bike compartment that holds water bottles, phones and other knick-knacks. A stylish and modern basket for kids, bikes, and even adults.

Crafted from beautiful hardwood, the design adds a touch of sophistication. It makes a versatile accessory for kids and adults alike.

18. Front and back

You sure won’t run out of storage if your bicycle is equipped with baskets in front and rear. A picnic basket or crate would look good in front, while pannier bags at the back.

19. Boy’s bike basket

A little boy learning how to bike 

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A DIY-themed bucket that can make your son’s three wheels more manly. Most importantly, it offers the perfect spot to carry along a special friend! Get your child involved, and he’ll take pride in showing off his masterpiece to his friends.

20. Grocery rear bag

Heavy-duty canvas makes an excellent bike basket alternative. Take a cue from this rear grocery bag. It’s a great alternative to traditional bike baskets. If you are biking your way to the grocery store, this is worth considering!

Bike Basket Kids: Round-up 

Bike baskets provides a space for heavy items, making riding a bicycle a lot more convenient for them.

Instead of carrying stuff on their backs, they can fit their essential items in the front or rear basket. And we hope this guide will inspire you and make one for your child the easiest way possible.

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