Dollar Tree Hanging Baskets

Justin Wray
by Justin Wray
4 Materials
1 Hour

Hey all you cool cats and kittens... sorry I had to. I’m sure everyone has heard that by now. 🤣 I created these hanging baskets for a fun little challenge we did on Instagram using the hashtag # craftbindump. You can ONLY use materials you have lying around! It was super fun, cheap ($3) and this is what I created!😊

Create the Base

You want to first start by taking your Dollar Tree rope and creating a base. I started by laying the rope flat and hot gluing it in a circle creating a spiral.

The Base

Keep glueing the rope in a spiral till it’s formed a decent size circle. This will act as our “base.”

The “Basket”

Once you have a decent size base, you want to start gluing the rope upwards. You can choose whatever size basket you like! I wanted to create a smaller one so I used a bottle of hairspray to wrap my rope around. Keep glueing one layer on top of another until you get to a height you like. A little side note, I kept rotating the bottle so the glue wouldn’t stick to it. Make sure to do this or you’ll have to use a knife to free it from the bottle like I did for the first one. 😂

The “Basket”

Once you’ve reached your desired height, just cut the rope off and glue it on to the inside! Super easy and really cute! Almost done!

The Handles

To create the handles, I used the left over rope, cutting it in half and gluing the pieces in long U shapes on each side. Trim the bottoms off and your basket is done! It should look like this when you are all finished. 😊

Find a branch!

To hang the baskets, I used cotton twine from the Dollar Tree. I looped the strings over the branch and tied off the baskets. I decided to hang them at different heights to create some dimension. I found the branch outside, so that was free! Score, free is always a win!

Dollar Tree Flowers

Since I had to use materials lying around, I used these faux flowers I found at DT a few years ago. You can use anything you like! I think greens would also be nice as well! Very spring! I hung this on the wall using two little nails, resting the branch on top. I tried other ways of hanging it but I liked the look of it this way the most. So easy and it looks so cute! The perfect little project for only a few bucks! I hope this inspires you to create your own. A great way to use up those old materials! Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @justinwray for weekly DIY. 😊

Here's a guide on how to hang a plant from the ceiling without holes.

Ready for Spring!

Check out the video on YouTube. 😊

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  • Mdk22364324 Mdk22364324 on Apr 07, 2020

    How did you hang the stick. Love this! So many possibilities.

  • Verla Verla on Jan 27, 2021

    Is the base a separate piece glued on or did you make the base and then continue glueing rope on top without cutting it to make the basket? So cute!

  • Wren Wren on Apr 07, 2022

    If I want to make a bigger basket, how would I glue the new rope to the one already used? Thanks!

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  • Rub56018296 Rub56018296 on Jan 27, 2022

    Very cool. Love the simplicity of how it's done. Looks cute 👍

  • Terry Terry on Feb 21, 2024

    These are so cute! My roommate is always losing pens and other small items. Think I will make him a couple of these for his room to keep up with things. May use a small jar and leave it inside to help weigh them down since he would probably rather have them on a nightstand or dresser. What a great, simple project. Thanks!