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Window Basket Upgrade for Winter or Always!

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I adore Window Baskets! But, I don't adore having to keep the plant materials alive & fresh... So The Hubby & I came up with this semi-permanent fix... What say you, Hometalk peeps?
I promise it DID look much better earlier in the season, but as always, plant materials wither, no matter how much water & attention you give them!
  • window basket upgrade for winter or always, crafts, repurposing upcycling
We went ISO awesome fabric ~ we knew it needed to be heavy to maintain it's shape, so we chose upholstery fabric. We measured, then cut with room for excess & laid it inside the window basket...
  • window basket upgrade for winter or always, crafts, repurposing upcycling
We trimmed off the excess....
  • window basket upgrade for winter or always, crafts, repurposing upcycling
Now to keep it in place. We choose tie wraps ~ easy, sturdy & fairly cheap when bought in bulk. We used a utility knife it poke a small hole in the fabric, then inserted the tie wrap...
  • window basket upgrade for winter or always, crafts, repurposing upcycling
Tightened the tie wraps...
  • window basket upgrade for winter or always, crafts, repurposing upcycling
Clipped off the unnecessary ends...
  • window basket upgrade for winter or always, crafts, repurposing upcycling
One last trim around the edges for a neatly finished look. We stuffed the window baskets with the old coconut liners to help the fabric keep the shape of the window basket.
  • window basket upgrade for winter or always, crafts, repurposing upcycling
Hubby added a shelf in each one so that we had a flat, stable surface for our decals to sit upon... We choose bird houses, candle holders & yard art of all kinds for ours, but the sky is the limit! I intend to Christmas~ize them when the time comes, but the decor could be changed to compliment each & every season, for those so inclined!
  • window basket upgrade for winter or always, crafts, repurposing upcycling
Then we added bright, seasonally colored florals for color & "POP!".
  • window basket upgrade for winter or always, crafts, repurposing upcycling
We love the look & can hardly wait to decorate them & light them up for Christmas! :-)
  • window basket upgrade for winter or always, crafts, repurposing upcycling
  • window basket upgrade for winter or always, crafts, repurposing upcycling
Viola! :-)

Got a question about this project?

  • Judy
    Judy Bastrop, TX

    Very clever and cute!

  • Mary
    Mary Huntington Beach, CA

    Great tutorial thanks for all the pictures

  • RoseToti
    RoseToti United Kingdom

    Love your idea for this project, perfect for outside decoration. Each season, a different project. Love it & thanks for the share.

  • Charli
    Charli Lebanon, OR

    OMGosh! These are so cool! Love them!

  • Dominique M
    Dominique M Lilburn, GA

    So cute!!!!!

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