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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/

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Apr 22, 2015

    Love this idea! Super cute :)

  • Augustine Rhodes
    Augustine Rhodes Mount Pleasant, SC
    on Apr 22, 2015

    That is a great idea. I have to try that myself.

    • Zest it Up
      Zest it Up
      on Apr 22, 2015

      @Augustine Rhodes Thanks! I love potting in unusual objects...it's a great way to give interesting structure to plants.

  • Pat Cohen
    Pat Cohen Florence, MA
    on Jun 23, 2015

    What do you do for drainage

    • Tonya Zepeda
      Tonya Zepeda Seattle, WA
      on Jun 23, 2015

      If a container is big and the root system is small there is no need for drainage.

  • Donna LaFitte
    Donna LaFitte Laurel, MS
    on Jun 23, 2015

    I would be concerned about what the weather would do to the basket.

  • Jojo14011
    Jojo14011 Rochester, NY
    on Jun 23, 2015

    Good grief,I've done that for years.Florist Shops have done this for years.

    • Barbara williams
      Barbara williams Casa Grande, AZ
      on Jun 24, 2015

      Some the simplest things I don't think of doing myself but yet I will purchase them....Jojo I wish you would have posted some of your creations...

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