Hanging Strainer Garden Herb Basket

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by Ana illausky
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On my search at Goodwill I spotted this strainer and thought it would serve the purpose of a outdoor indoor basket for herb planting.
My strainer was spray painted in rust-oleum Vintage Blush Satin, I just love this color!
The strainer was painted with 2 coats. Dry.
I then used Weed barrier 4' x 8' found at the Dollar store to line my planter,(you can also use coffee filters). This was cut to fit.
I had some twine on hand that I wanted to use to hang my basket.It was thin on its own so I took strands and braided them together to make it stronger.
After lining basket, it was then filled with herbs, moss and garden tags.
This basket can be used in or outdoors. Great for apartment,condo,small space or just someone trying out a green thumb for the first time!
This basket was hung from a shepherds hook.Great benefits when hanging like keeping away insects, furry friends,and can be grown organic. This is easy to keep up.Now for a little snip for cooking! Yummmmmmmmmmmmmm!
Suggested materials:
  • Strainer   (Goodwill)
  • Rust-oleum Satin Vintage Blush   (Walmart)
  • Plants   (Home/Depot)
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  • Jeri Walker Jeri Walker on May 09, 2016
    Beautiful hanging pot, I was wondering if coffee filters hold up like the weed cloth???

  • MIke MIke on Jan 17, 2017
    How did you tie the top part of the twine hanger???

  • Cathy Waterstradt Cathy Waterstradt on May 16, 2018

    Would the paint fumes or chemicals be dangerous to use with edible flowers?

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