Dollar Tree Fence Basket

5 Materials
$20
50 Minutes
Easy

Grab some fences from the dollar store to make a cute summer basket.

For this project, I am going to start with some flexible plastic garden fences that I picked up at Dollar Tree.  

You will need four of them.  

To start, I am going to take two of them and cut the bottoms off. I used regular scissors for this part and I was able to cut them easily. 

Once the bases were cut off, I laid the two pieces down and overlapped them a little. 

To secure the two pieces together, I cut little lengths of floral wire and wrapped them around both pieces of fencing.  

I secured the fences in several different spots so that they wouldn't wiggle too much. 

Next, I wrapped them into a circle. 

I wanted the pieces to maintain that round shape so I overlapped the pieces a little bit again and then secured them with more floral wire.  

With the circle created, I laid it over top of another piece of fencing.  

I made note of where the circle fell on the flat piece and trimmed the excess off and then secured it to the circle with the floral wire. I started by tying the four corners to the circle and then did a few more places so that it kept the shape I wanted.   

After the bottom was secured to the circle. I went ahead and cut off the excess that was sticking out.  

Next, I wanted to create a handle for the basket. I started by taking the last piece of fencing and cutting it in half.  

With the piece cut in half, I wanted to trim down the two pieces until they were a shape I liked. On the bottom piece, I cut off the spikes.  

I also trimmed off some of the high pieces.

On the top piece, I trimmed off the hoops and the points.  

I secured the two pieces together with the floral wire, one over top of the other to create the handle. 

Once they were secured together, I needed to attach them to the basket. I started on one side and held the end of the handle on the inside of the basket and tied it in place with the wire.  

Then I bent the hand and tied the other side in place as well.  

To give the basket a beautiful rustic vibe, I used some Rustoleum paint to paint it white. 

To finish off the basket, I wanted to add some twine to the handles to give it a nice decorative feel. The twine also helped to secure the handles in place.  

I wrapped twine all around both ends of the handles and some in the middle of the handle as well.  

I love how this basket turned out and it only cost a few dollars. I filled it with flowers and moss and placed it on my screened-in porch.

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  • Dolores Dolores on May 27, 2022

    Good morning - just a thought after seeing the wonderful creation you made....I wonder if you could make "fake" porch trim like what you see on Victorian house porches?

  • Sue Sue on May 27, 2022

    That's adorable! Is it sturdy enough to actually lift by the handle, or is the handle just decorative?

  • Hollyjolly😃 Hollyjolly😃 on May 27, 2022

    Very clever! It reminds me of old wrought iron. Thanks for sharing.🥰👍

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