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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!


Just the other day, when scrounging through the GoodWill Outlet, I found this cute (and very solid) wicker basket (or maybe hamper).

Time to line the basket with a common, but handy kitchen trash bag.

Once I filled her up with potting soil, I was ready for plants.

Not finished yet but looking good!

My little plants are so pretty and vibrant!!

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!

Now time to hide the trash bag :)

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!

This cutie has added some nice detail to my patio….things are starting to look good! Phew!
Such an easy DIY to do for your patio!

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 Atascadero, CA
      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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