Zest it Up
Zest it Up
  • Hometalk Helper
  • Atascadero, CA

Salvaged Wicker Basket Turned Planter


Here is another project for getting my patio up to snuff for some major barbequing this spring & summer!

salvaged wicker basket turned planter, container gardening, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling

Just the other day, when scrounging through the GoodWill Outlet, I found this cute (and very solid) wicker basket (or maybe hamper).
salvaged wicker basket turned planter, container gardening, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling

Time to line the basket with a common, but handy kitchen trash bag.
salvaged wicker basket turned planter, container gardening, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling

Once I filled her up with potting soil, I was ready for plants.
salvaged wicker basket turned planter, container gardening, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling

Not finished yet but looking good!
salvaged wicker basket turned planter, container gardening, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling

My little plants are so pretty and vibrant!!
salvaged wicker basket turned planter, container gardening, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling

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!
salvaged wicker basket turned planter, container gardening, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling

Now time to hide the trash bag :)
salvaged wicker basket turned planter, container gardening, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling

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!
salvaged wicker basket turned planter, container gardening, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling

This cutie has added some nice detail to my patio….things are starting to look good! Phew!
salvaged wicker basket turned planter, container gardening, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling
Such an easy DIY to do for your patio!
salvaged wicker basket turned planter, container gardening, flowers, gardening, repurposing upcycling

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

Suggested materials:

  • Potting soil
  • Wicker basket
  • Trash bag
See all materials
Zest it Up

Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!

Go

Have a question about this project?

1 question
  • Kathy Kalt
    on Aug 4, 2017

    Am I missing something? Did you punch some drainage holes in the plastic bag ?
    Also, do you place the planter in a saucer for the extra water that seeps out the bottom?

    • Zest it Up
      on Aug 4, 2017

      Hi there! We actually only used the plastic bag that you see which holds the water pretty well!

Join the conversation

2 of 39 comments
  • Lee
    on Feb 14, 2017

    I had found a similar wicker basket and I had a sprouting potato. I took both along with top soil and peat moss to a sunny spot outside. I cut the potato in pieces and set in the bottom covered with soil about four inches. Watered and walked away When I could see the leaves poking out I covered with more soil, again when the leaves showed I covered with more soil continueing this to top of basket. Then I continued watering till fall when the plant was dieing back. I removed the soil and--Under all that soil was enough potatos for a couple of meals!! And were delicious! The basket was trashed as expected and I saved the soil for smother season

  • Ann Eichenberger
    on Jul 21, 2018

    The planter could have improved considerably by spraying it with a dark green black color or very dark green spray paint.

    A couple of the wicker projects could have benefited from additional coats of spray paint, especially the red ones. Wicker always takes more coats than one expects

Your comment...