A few times, as it were. The styrofoam wasn't intended for multiple uses, of course, and the wear and tear the basket gave only further shortened its lifespan. So I duct taped the thing. One year ago, and it's still going strong.
Step 1: The handle
The tape I used was some off-brand and, inexplicably, red (I just found it). It seemed to stick even better, however. For the handle, I used some stray rope a friend had, braiding it in standard fashion, then taping a length of it down below the already-present hole in the styrofoam. This I did for strength, as I did the the little tapered ends you can see coming off the top.