Stacy
Stacy
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  • Duncan, SC

Window Basket Upgrade for Winter or Always!

1 Hour
Easy

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?
A B4 shot ~ pretty sad & uninspiring, eh?
A B4 shot ~ pretty sad & uninspiring, eh?
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! :-)

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