Plastic Hanging Basket Makeover Anyone Can Do!

5 Materials
30 Minutes

If you're a gardener then you have one of these generic plastic hanging baskets that flowers come in. They serve their purpose but I wanted to spruce them up for fall. At first I thought of spray painting them but I wanted to do something a little different, then a light bulb went off in my head and as they say the rest is history!!
I went searching for pieces of material I knew I had left over from other projects and came across my burlap. perfect for what I wanted to do. Any material would work but this ties in with my outdoor décor.
I gathered my supplies, burlap, a couple of thick elastics and the ugly planter! Yes there is ribbon in the picture but I opted not to use it.
I removed the hanging clips and turned the planter upside down and placed the burlap over top.
Slide your elastic around the planter, turn it back over and cut the excess off. pretty simple huh?
As I mentioned I opted out using the ribbon, instead I took a few leaves off of some fall garland I had and cut a few flowers from a fall bush. I then used my glue gun and glued them on where I wanted them.
Planted my mums and reattached the hanger. I love how they turned out!

Suggested materials:

  • Piece of burlap  (left over from previous project)
  • Plastic hanging baskets
  • Elastics
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Have a question about this project?

3 of 5 questions
  • Carolyn Henri
    on Sep 28, 2016

    any problems with watering? Does it make a mess of the burlap?

    • Melanie
      on Sep 28, 2016

      Hi Carolyn, there is no problems with watering and it doesn't make a mess. The burlap dries very quickly and does not stain.

  • Jani Blanchard Walls
    on Sep 28, 2016

    So cute. What are your little lamps made from?

    • Tana
      on Oct 2, 2017

      Could the base of the solar lights be switched out for a grow-light glass base for indoor use?
  • Peggy
    on Sep 28, 2016

    Very nice! How weatherproof are the burlap and decorations?

    • Melanie
      on Oct 5, 2016

      Hi Janice, it's just burlap from a fabric store or you can use the burlap for wrapping shrubs for winter.

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  • Ardale
    on Apr 28, 2019

    Wow your creative! Love both the hanging baskets and your cute hanging solar lights! Best thing about your baskets are that you can use them for any season with any flowers, not just for fall. Just love your idea and plan to make some of my own! Thanks for sharing!

  • Deb Jordan
    on Mar 15, 2020

    Definitely trying this

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