Turn Your Wicker Basket Into a Hypertufa Concrete Garden Basket


I sometimes collect baskets to put pots in my garden. Unfortunately they do not last but one season because wicker rots out in the weather. I do not know why I did not do this sooner but here is my solution for any of those $1 wicker baskets you find at garage/yard sales-
Dip them in hypertufa (or concrete) and turn them into garden planters and baskets. There are steps to follow and you need to find
turn your wicker basket into a hypertufa concrete garden basket, concrete masonry, container gardening, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling
This is the basket painted with Rustoleum 2x spray paint Expresso
turn your wicker basket into a hypertufa concrete garden basket, concrete masonry, container gardening, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling
You will need a wicker basket that absorbs water- not twigs or plastic - to soak before dipping
turn your wicker basket into a hypertufa concrete garden basket, concrete masonry, container gardening, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling
Dip the basket in your mix and coat it (but sticks and twig handles do not hold the mix). You can read a bit more on my blog.
turn your wicker basket into a hypertufa concrete garden basket, concrete masonry, container gardening, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling
This basket has a hole because the bottom was rotted and I put my finger through it while moving it. I still drilled large holes for drainage after basket cured
turn your wicker basket into a hypertufa concrete garden basket, concrete masonry, container gardening, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling
I had to chip away the concrete/hypertufa off the twig part because it did not stick.

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