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Salvaged Wicker Basket Turned Planter

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Here is another project for getting my patio up to snuff for some major barbequing this spring & summer!

  • salvaged wicker basket turned planter, container gardening, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling

Just the other day, when scrounging through the GoodWill Outlet, I found this cute (and very solid) wicker basket (or maybe hamper).
  • salvaged wicker basket turned planter, container gardening, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling

Time to line the basket with a common, but handy kitchen trash bag.
  • salvaged wicker basket turned planter, container gardening, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling

Once I filled her up with potting soil, I was ready for plants.
  • salvaged wicker basket turned planter, container gardening, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling

Not finished yet but looking good!
  • salvaged wicker basket turned planter, container gardening, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling

My little plants are so pretty and vibrant!!
  • salvaged wicker basket turned planter, container gardening, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling

Geraniums, kalanchoe, lamb’s ear and a hen n’ chick succulent…lots of texture and subtle color variations. I can’t wait for them to fill in!
  • salvaged wicker basket turned planter, container gardening, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling

Now time to hide the trash bag :)
  • salvaged wicker basket turned planter, container gardening, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling

After tucking it in, I layered on some moss….you can vary the look by using lanscape rocks, tumbled glass, or standard mulch…sky is the limit!
  • salvaged wicker basket turned planter, container gardening, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling

This cutie has added some nice detail to my patio….things are starting to look good! Phew!
  • salvaged wicker basket turned planter, container gardening, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling
Such an easy DIY to do for your patio!
  • salvaged wicker basket turned planter, container gardening, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling

Remember to get outside and play in the dirt! And remember, any vessel can make for a creative and really adorable planter.

We are having so much fun Zestin’ our yards!!

~Chanda

Materials I used for this project:

  • Potting soil
  • Wicker basket
  • Trash bag
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To see more: http://zestitup.com/salvaged-wicker-basket-turned-planter/

Got a question about this project?

  • Capernius
    Capernius Laporte, IN

    IDEA:
    Instead of using a trash bag, and then cutting holes in the bottom for drainage, what about using landscape fabric? or maybe burlap? fiberglass screening? like what they use for screens in the windows of your house....
    Or even grow bags...there

  • Duval.26

    Actually, there is no reason you can't grow in a newspaper liner folded to fit (several layers) - it doesn't last forever, but if you grow annuals in between horrendous winters as I do, then the whole thing goes into the compost. Same thing applies,

  • Margaretmalbert

    I have done this and created fairy gardens, my plants thrive in the baskets, plus I keep them on a porch or gazebo. And for a next to nothing basket, some people give them away, it's worth it!

  • Virginia Lynn Pacelli

    Yes it is perfect for all of my herbs that are outgrowing their pots.

  • Lee
    Lee Elk Grove Village, IL

    I had found a similar wicker basket and I had a sprouting potato. I took both along with top soil and peat moss to a sunny spot outside. I cut the potato in pieces and set in the bottom covered with soil about four inches. Watered and walked away

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