Make a departure from the standard planter and tuck your prettiest blooms into a flower basket instead. Here’s how to repurpose this common thrift find for your garden spaces.
There’s no shortage of baskets in thrift stores are there?
Shop a few yard sales, and you’ll likely run across a few there too.
And the really fun thing about getting them from thrift sales is that you don’t have to pay the sometimes hefty original price for a really pretty basket!
I loved this one the moment I laid eyes on it.
And in full disclosure…I honestly don’t remember how much I even paid for it. But, I do know it fit my price point and with its pretty design, it came home with me without a second thought.
Instant Flower Basket Inspiration
Well, that’s really not exactly the whole truth. What really happened was it rode around in the back of my van for a few weeks!
Which turned out to be a pretty convenient arrangement the day I stopped in at Lowe’s to buy a few bedding plants for another project.
While unloading my cart into the back of my van, I dropped the plastic pots into that basket I had been chauffeuring around town, just to keep them from tipping over on the ride home.
And I loved how they looked!
So the moral of this little story is that you never know where your next project inspiration might be lurking.
Even in your car!
So always keep your eyes open. 🙂
On to the Project
I should probably mention right from the start that yes, I did put this basket outdoors and yes, it has rained on it a few times now.
And in my defense I have two reasons I decided to do this:
First, I didn’t pay a pile of money for this cutie basket. If it only lasts a few seasons, I’m satisfied.
Second, a great clear spray sealer goes a long way it. Use it liberally on baskets and stretch the life expectancy – and get a lovely glossy finish in the bargain.
I used several coats on the basket – both inside and out, top and bottom.
Next, I dropped in a coco liner, added flowers, and filled in the remaining space with potting mix.
My favorite thing about this basket is that I can move it all around. I’m still trying to decide where I like it best.
This would also be a great project idea for fresh herbs (oh, yum!). Just collect your basket, bring it into the kitchen, snip what you like, then send it back out into the sunny outdoors.
I really just thought of that.
And I love this idea.
I need another basket now…
Visit my Gorgeous Baskets for Organization and Decor board for more creative basket ideas.