Hanging Basket Makeover

I love hanging baskets full of beautiful flowers…I just don’t love the metal hanger it comes on.

So, for this DIY’er a Hanging Basket Makeover was needed!

It’s the Super Easy kind of makeover that takes hardly any time.

This was the perfect project for joining my Southern Blogging Friends for our theme this month…FLOWERS!

I bought this wave petunia at a flower sale at our local career center where students grow all the plants themselves.  That’s why it doesn’t have many flowers yet but I’m certain it will be beautiful and we also helped local high school kids…win, win!

Hanging Basket Makeover- At Home with The Barkers

So here is what I started with…

Hanging Basket Makeover-Before Wire Hanger

I bought the sisal rope at Walmart.  It was located in in the back near the car stuff.  Where you would find all types of ropes and straps for boats or trailers.  First I took my wire cutters to cut the ugly wire hanger off.  That was easy enough.

Then, I basically unraveled the rope.  I only did this on a piece long enough to tie a knot on one end and weave through the basket holes on the other end.  You can use the wire hanger to measure how long your rope will need to be.  My wire hanger was actually longer than I wanted my basket to hang so I just shortened it a bit.

Hanging Basket Makeover-Unbraided Rope

Hanging Basket Makeover-Sisal Rope Knot

Hanging Basket Makeover-Sisal Rope Hanger

Hanging Basket Makeover-Sisal Rope

I think this is a great idea for those hanging baskets everyone gives on Mother’s Day.  Make the gift a little more thoughtful and special.  Maybe even for end of school year gifts for all of your kids wonderful teachers.

Hanging Basker Makeover-Wave Petunia

Hanging Basket Makeover-Before-After

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I hope you have a wonderful Monday and a great rest of the week,

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  1. I honestly thought you wrapped the wire with the rope. Hmm…I like the look of the rope, but wonder how long it would hold up in the sun (in CA we would keep this up year ’round). The wire would be strong, so I may just try your idea and my idea together. 🙂 Thanks for the idea! 🙂

  2. Definitely a whole lot better looking! I have many hanging baskets and will have to give this a try.

  3. How cute!! I love the look this creates!!

    I’ve bought my plants through FFA but didn’t think about the career center! I’m in desperate need of ferns! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love this idea! It’s a why didn’t I think of that moment, I hate those wire hangers and this looks so much better! Wave petunias are one of my favorites, they don’t mind our southern heat and the spread like crazy 🙂

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