Dollar Tree Fence Basket
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.