Apple Baskets Turned Fall Planters

8 Materials
2 Hours

I am not a fan of the boring generic hanging baskets for flowers, so I am always looking for different things that can be used. My inspiration came from these two baskets I found used for picking apples.

DIY Fall Hanging Planter

After I determined that I was going to use the apple baskets, I gathered my supplies.


Tools and Supplies

  • two baskets
  • Art mind outdoor paint
  • paintbrush
  • rope
  • fall mums
  • staple gun

Paint the Baskets

Paint the Baskets

Next step is to paint the baskets. I used Poppy Red by Art minds from Michaels. This is an outdoor paint.

Add Rope

Add Rope

Next step is to add the rope, I had these door hangers which I purchased from Dollarama and decided to use these also.

Center the Door Hanger

Center the Door Hanger

I took the door hanger and centered it in the middle of my basket and using a pencil just marked where it would go. Next I took the rope and using a staple gun stapled the rope on one of the pencil marks. I wrapped the rope around the basket to where my other mark was then cut the rope to this length. I then used my hot glue gun to secure the rope around the basket and added a few staples in case the glue let go.

Add Flower

Add Flower

Next using the staple gun I stapled the door hanger in the middle between the rope.

Next step was to transfer my mums into the baskets. I used plastic bags and planted them inside of the bag to prevent the basket from water damage.



Using the rope I tied it on either side of the handle on the basket so my baskets could hang from the hooks.

Here they are finished. I love how they turned out, and I can't wait for my mums to bloom.

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  • RF
    on Oct 11, 2017

    They turned out fantastic...I would like to know what is the lightbulb that is also hanging on the pole ?
  • Charlene Flint
    on Oct 27, 2018

    This is such a cute idea. It will look great in our country setting!

    I am really into mason jar decor. What is the mason jar with what looks like a chimney on top? And where can I purchase one?

    • Melanie
      on Oct 28, 2018

      It's a solar light I made. The top is an old metal like strainer used for canning. I used a mason jar, part of an old solar light and this .

  • Lisas Rexstar
    on Oct 27, 2018

    What is that on the brick wall behind the baskets? It's lovely. Did you make it?

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