DIY Magical Hanging Flower Basket Awning - Happy Summer!

Doodle T and Me!
by Doodle T and Me!
2 Materials
15 Minutes

I found the perfect combination for Summer Hanging Baskets and Glider Swings...The Magical Hanging Flower Basket Awning!

Looks Beautiful...almost HGTV Camera-Ready...Solves the Need-for-Shade Glider...and provides a Magical Spot for Hanging Flower Baskets!

The Hanging Flower Basket Awning - Made in a Flash!

Let's Go!

Here's the still perfectly good Glider Swing...Minus an Awning. A way too hot spot for patio relaxing.

Materials for a Hanging Flower Basket Glider Awning:

1 Large Pool Noodle (54 inch length)

3 - 12 inch Hanging Flower Baskets

The 12 inch hanging flower basket dimensions:

Basket has a 12 inch diameter and is 7 inches tall.

27 inches from basket bottom to hook top. In plastic.

Pool Noodle is 54 inch long.

Pool Noodle...Amazon LINK.

Step 1: Cut the Noodle down the center so that it fits snuggly over the Top Glider bar.

Step 2: Then cut the Noodle into 4 the mid-point of the Noodle (27 inches)...

...and at each end (10 inches long).

After cutting, you will have 4 Noodle pieces.

This will create space for 3 hanging flower baskets.

Step 3: Place the 4 Noodle pieces on the Glider top rod.

Step 4: You're ready to place the flower favorite part!

In between the Noodle sections, WRAP the Hanging Strands (1 time) carefully Over the Top Bar...

Secure the Strands in place with the Hanging Hook of the basket.

The Noodles will help to keep the flower basket in place.

Wrapping the plastic strands around the Top Glider bar shortens the hanging basket for more headroom on the glider.

Hooking the strands with the basket hook prevents the basket from moving along the Glider bar.

So pretty and with a bit of time, the flowers will fill out the basket and provide shade.

The Top Bar is positioned over the center of the glider seat (and directly over your lap)...therefore, there is sufficient clearance to sit comfortably without hitting your head on the bottom of the basket. The baskets hang high enough and do not obstruct your view.

Pretty Summer Flowering Hanging Baskets...

3 Hanging Chain Baskets...perfect to plant your favorite flowers...Amazon LINK.

Before: A No-Awning Glider with Pool Noodles ready for a Magical Transformation...

After: A Special Spot for Summer Relaxing...The Hanging Flower Basket Glider Awning...So Fun!

For all the Magic - Jeanne of Doodle T and Me!

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  • SUSAN BRUNO SUSAN BRUNO on Apr 26, 2022

    What happens when you water the plants? Do you have to take them down each time? Water & mud will spill out in a rain storm - not such a good idea. Too many problems.

  • Janet Threlkeld Janet Threlkeld on Apr 28, 2022

    I thought u were covering the wooden seat w noodles. Wouldn't water drip to seating?

  • LauraWillie LauraWillie on May 03, 2022

    What about the snakes that love the plants above your head? Little snakes love flowers too.

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  • Linda Wells Linda Wells on May 05, 2022

    Very unique idea that I plan to copy. I’m always looking for places to hang hanging baskets. Thanks for sharing.

    • Doodle T and Me! Doodle T and Me! on May 05, 2022

      Hi Linda - Thanks for your kind words - So glad you are inspired - seeing the hanging baskets makes me happy - I'm sure it will for you too! Jeanne of Doodle T and Me!

  • Diana Rabbits Diana Rabbits on May 13, 2022

    I now know what to do with my glider swing, very beautiful! And original, look forward to seeing flower basket’s in full bloom, thanks for sharing..

    • Doodle T and Me! Doodle T and Me! on May 13, 2022

      Hi Diana - I am so glad that you like the hanging baskets awning! Jeanne of Doodle T and Me!