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Simple Upcycled Basket Planter with Paint

Not sure what to do with those old baskets from the thrift store? Add a little color with spray paint and you’ve got the perfect succulent basket planter!

Not sure what to do with those old baskets from the thrift store? Add a little color with spray paint and you've got the perfect succulent basket planter!Hi there! It’s Amy from Maker Mama back with another easy upcycling project. I have a soft spot for thrifted baskets, but I’ve never known what to do with the old hanging baskets I find – until now.

Add a little color with spray paint and you’ve got the perfect succulent planter. You can do this with any thrifted basket really – read on to see how simple it is to make your own upcycled basket planter.

Not sure what to do with those old baskets from the thrift store? Add a little color with spray paint and you've got the perfect succulent basket planter!

Upcycled Basket Planter

Materials needed:

  • Thrifted basket
  • Spray paint (I used Rustoleum’s Painter’s Touch Satin in Aqua)
  • Planter liner
  • Your favorite succulents

Not sure what to do with those old baskets from the thrift store? Add a little color with spray paint and you've got the perfect succulent basket planter!

Not sure what to do with those old baskets from the thrift store? Add a little color with spray paint and you've got the perfect succulent basket planter! Not sure what to do with those old baskets from the thrift store? Add a little color with spray paint and you've got the perfect succulent basket planter!Spray your basket with 2 layers of paint (drying between each layer). Once it’s dry just insert your liner and add your succulents – easy peasy!

Not sure what to do with those old baskets from the thrift store? Add a little color with spray paint and you've got the perfect succulent basket planter! Not sure what to do with those old baskets from the thrift store? Add a little color with spray paint and you've got the perfect succulent basket planter!Not sure what to do with those old baskets from the thrift store? Add a little color with spray paint and you've got the perfect succulent basket planter! Not sure what to do with those old baskets from the thrift store? Add a little color with spray paint and you've got the perfect succulent basket planter!The total cost of my upcycled basket planter was about $20–but I still have a whole can of spray paint for future projects and I can use clippings from the succulents to grow new plants!

Did you enjoy this creative reuse idea? Visit me over at Maker Mama for more recycled how-to’s, and tune in to my podcast, The Maker View, for inspiration from makers and creatives and get the inside scoop on their success stories. Happy making everyone!

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