This is my second year with this same basket and its repurposed liner. I love the idea of recycling those wooden sweaters. My DIY custom basket liners are very easy to make. Overlock the top opening of the basket liner. Thanks for sharing. Canadian subscriptions: 1 year (includes postage & GST). I must say they look beautiful. Hanging basket liners can help you keep your baskets and pots clean and free from dirt. Place on the fold when cutting. Already a Member but especially if it is a new garden or one where blank walls really do need covering. What an awesome idea for recycling! It was a lovely surprise to wake up to a HOTD this morning. Flatten the paper to make the paper pattern which will be used to cut the inner wool liner and the bubble-wrap inner. Patricia Scott from North Central Florida on October 08, 2019: You really are very clever. 3. Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. A close up of a salad garden hanging basket. • Plants: Keep in mind the wind, sun/shade and the colors of the house, porch, etc. I can't wait to see what the basket looks as plants age and the strawberries and tomatoes bear fruit. Just wondering where am I going to find cone-shaped metal hanging baskets down here? Fold over the edges of the liner towards the outside of the basket. So glad you enjoyed this project. don't have an online I would experiment and see what works best for you. I love the detail and the hanging baskets look so cute! $13.99 $ 13. Very useful and helpful and just what I like in a hub! Enjoy! Thanks very much for the share on Pinterest. With other liners water usually leaks out in various places but with this one, no leaks and the plants grow better and faster. Glad you liked this hub. When one realises how simple this is to make and how effective these liners are I don't think one would ever go back to buying expensive basket liners. I can't wait for spring to make this. Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on April 27, 2015: Do you get tired of me telling you how clever you are, Sally? £25.99. How to pot up a wire basket . Sally Gulbrandsen (author) from Norfolk on October 08, 2019: Hi Patricia, Moss is a great natural, aesthetically beautiful way to line these baskets. I love these baskets which are currently filled with winter flowering pansies. Insert the bubble-wrap liner into the woolen liner, Add potting soil to the bottom of the bubble-wrap liner. That is something I really admire and cherish. The plants came from the same place and also a few from a local supermarket which sold inexpensive herbs and veg plants. C E Clark from North Texas on September 04, 2015: I love hanging plants, the way they drape, etc. Nadine May from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa on February 07, 2016: I LOVE your gardening tips with an old knitted jersey and the photos make all the difference. Once planted, water thoroughly and hang up in a nice sunny sheltered position. Thrift shop here I come! Select Your Cookie Preferences. I would go for nice thick ones if you can. 2 PCS Coconut fiber replacement thick liner, 14 inch round basket coco liners for planters hanging wall basket outdoor coir planter, Bonus moisturizing sponges for keeping liner hydrated & healthy. I love the idea of recycling objects. They are currently filled with plum tomatoes. Besarien from South Florida on May 03, 2015: What a great use for an old sweater! When this happens I am going to take some photos of these baskets in all their glory and post them to this page. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and your pics. You always make my days much brighter ones. Sally Gulbrandsen (author) from Norfolk on September 10, 2015: Thanks for the compliment, the share and pin Kim, they are much appreciated. Wonder if tomatoes would grow in one of these hanging baskets? Crafty. on April 27, 2015: Sally - This hub is awesome. Our fiberglass planter inserts are perfectly made to fit 18″ and 24″ hanging baskets. I love the three-dimensional look one gets with baskets, especially in a small area as I have. Use your fingers to enlarge the hole slightly and then push the roots through the hole and backfill with potting soil. Will be sharing this far and wide. thank you again for sharing your creativity with us. The linings have lasted well and this year we even had a little Jenny Wren decide to make her nest in one of the holes. For my baskets I cut a 20" x 20" burlap piece. Congrats on your Hub of the Day award for a unique project post! on February 07, 2016: I'm back again to review your steps for making basket liners. I have already picked lettuce leaves and also coriander which I used in a curry tonight. Sally Gulbrandsen (author) from Norfolk on February 11, 2020: Everyone that knows me knows how important recycling or repurposing is to me. Thanks for stopping by. Attach the bottom of the liner to the lower point of the metal basket. :). Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on May 03, 2015: What a clever idea! Survival Skills, Garden Planning, Seed Saving, Food Preservation, Natural Health – Dozens of courses, 100+ workshops, and interactive Q&As. I haven’t needed drainage holes, and even when the basket holds thirsty impatiens, I only need to water every few weeks. Congrats on HOTD. You can make a simple liner with bag plastic bags. I can recycle sweat shirt like this one you have in this hub. Begin filling the liner with potting soil. and then there is the type of liner, Comparison available hanging basket liners… available hanging basket liners, coco fiber, also called coir, coco-latex fibre, molded coco-latex fibre, from your local supplier, and Eco Aus Liners (EAL) available online. I will post a few more photos then. This is definitely a very useful article and can save a person quite a bit of money as these plants when purchased, around here at least, are quite expensive. You are incredibly creative. The young greens and cilantro look like they are just right to join some friends for a majorly healthy salad. I knew it that it will receive the most awesome reward on this site. Wonderful pix too.... thank you. Sally Gulbrandsen (author) from Norfolk on April 29, 2015: Thank you so much! And the photos truly bring this project to life. Pinned to diy. Fix the jute rope on the edge so that it gets perfect fix for hanging. I don't think it would matter what you used - being in a high wind area you are somewhat shovelling the proverbial up hill. This would work great as an alternative for any type of coco liner baskets, including hanging baskets with liners, hanging deck railing planters, or replacing coco liners for window boxes. I am so enjoying tending my three hanging gardens. Each fold should measure about 1 inch. I have lots of moss in my yard so often use that to line wire baskets with. Fold both edges of the paper pattern (about an inch on each side to reduce the size of the pattern slightly. That is very sweet of you, thank you so much. Thanks for sharing the clear and easy to follow instructions and helpful bright pictures. scissors. Hanging baskets do dry out very quickly - hence the need for feeding and watering - the latter sometimes twice a day! This will ensure a good fit for when the liner is filled with soil. I even used parts of the jumper which had openings such as the one shown here. I personally have quite a few books on the subject, but none of them contain anything quite like my own work. I do love the way that they allow one to add height and depth tp a garden. Saved by secretsales.com. Fold over the edges of the liner towards the outside of the basket. Tease out the plant roots before planting. How lovely to find you gracing this page on this historic election morning. But, knowing your took some simple materials and some cones and built a hanging garden with old socks, well, you had me at old socks. Look our for some well-shrunken jumpers, use the ones which you thought you would never wear again because they shrank in the washing machine. This was such a reasonable priced project to make, the only real cost being the baskets which were purchased at a car boot at a knockdown prices. Are you beguiling us with your secret powers or some trick of magic. I hope your day will be a wonderful one. Question: Can I use a round basket in the same way to make hanging baskets? MsDora, I finally did it, a project which ticks the right box for you. Free postage. Thanks so much for all the beautiful photos. I am still enjoying the fruits of my labor, in particular, the tiny Tom Tomatoes which are still bearing delicious fruit. I love photography and it is so fortunate that I am able to combine several of my favorite pastimes to create one Hub. It is a nice idea and I have been doing a little research. I am delighted to receive another HOTD. I appreciate the visit, vote up and comment. Tease the roots out from the plants if they have become pot bound. Cut small holes into the fabric and then into the bubble-wrap with sharp scissors. Turn over the top edge over and stitch as shown. Thank you very much! You can tell me. I am delighted with my baskt liners. Thanks for the vote up. I am going to do this asap. Place a thick woolen Jumper onto a flat surface with right sides together and then put the pattern down onto it. Nadine May from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa on September 04, 2015: Thank you so much for this amazing tip. Seams should face the inside of the basket. Very sweet of you to stop by. This will allow good water drainage in the basket. Jan 21, 2016 - Make an efficient, white hanging basket liner by upcycling a garden soil bag, and costs next to nothing. I love these cone shaped hanging baskets and using old woollen sweaters as liners is such an innovative idea. Get some burlap and a couple diapers and make some cute and cheap burlap basket liners. Thanks for the visit and well wishes, your visit is much appreciated. Always look for plants which have not been in their containers for so that they have less chance of having become pot bound. I learned to live off the 'smell of an oil rag' This was one of my mother's favorite expressions.. Nice of you to think of me Billy. If you’re using a coco-fibre basket liner, simply make slits in it with a utility knife and then insert the plants. My strawberries are flourishing and have begun flowering. Place the liner into the basket, right sides outside and fold the top edge over the edge as shown. Tomatoes and Strawberries for a salad garden. Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 28, 2015: Well now this is certainly an original and innovative way to make up a hanging basket! You are so talented. Basket Liners. How to Sew DIY Basket Liners for Round Baskets. I haven't seen them yet. Check out our range of Basket Liners at your local Bunnings Warehouse. The potting soil will keep the liner in place. £15.76. My plants look so snug in their wooly jumpers and I would definitely use these for all my hanging baskets. Make a cone shape from the brown paper. The strawberries have begun to bloom and the rest of the plants look very happy in their new sweaters. This was a particularly satisfying project to do and I can't wait to see how the finished baskets improve as the plants grow bigger. Good choices for hanging basket plants are silver licorice (heliochrysum petiolare), ivy, trailing lobelia, sweet alyssum, the tapiens series of verbena, trailing petunias such as supertunias and surfinias, hanging begonias, trailing fuchsias, diascia, nemesia, calibrachoa million bells, bacopa, and impatiens. It is appreciated. I create hanging succulent baskets but never thought to use old cloth. Basket liners can bring an old wicker basket from drab to fab in an instant. 4.2 out of 5 stars 9. Growing 15 Herbs For The Kitchen E-Handbook, Natural Cold Storage: Fresh Food in Winter, Keeping Crops Cool During Hot Weather: 13 Ways to Beat the Heat, Subscribe Today - Pay Now & Save 64% Off the Cover Price. Otherwise, water will pool in your hanging basket and cause damage to the roots. Basically, you are going to line the basket using two long strips crisscrossed and hanging a few inches over the edge of the basket, with one strip lying diagonally on top of the other, and secure them by tying the corners together. I have pinned your article to my "The Garden - Container Gardening" board at https://www.pinterest.com/konagirl/the-garden-cont... Now I can hardly wait for spring to try out this amazing idea in my flower baskets. Sally Gulbrandsen (author) from Norfolk on February 24, 2016: Thank you, the time is fast approaching and like you, I can't wait to top up my own baskets with fresh soil and new plants. Canadian Subscribers - Click Here This reduces the amount of sewing done. I love spring, it such an exciting time in the garden. Winter decided to give us a miss and now the daffodils have decided to open. Stephanie Bradberry from New Jersey on April 27, 2015: This is a really cool idea. I love the 3D effect they give the garden, especially one which is a small as mine:) Enjoy, I know I shall. Ruler – To align the guide lines with the center of the coconut fiber liner. If you are serious about growing plants in containers such as hanging baskets, it’s good to understand what helps the plant sustain healthy growth. FlourishAnyway from USA on April 28, 2015: How awesome. Using the brown paper at its original size (without the fold) cut out a bubble-wrap liner. 2 Pcs Hanging Basket Liner 14 Inch Outdoor Planter Liners Round Coco Fiber Liner Pre-Formed Replacement Basket Shaped Liner Natural Coconut Fiber Liner for Flower Pot Garden Vegetables Less Watering 4.6 out of 5 stars 17 It has a plastic liner that is covered on top and bottom with coco fibers. You should be a teacher. They just don't work as well but we do what we can to support the environment. Your support and appreciation for my Hub is gratefully received. This is a super tutorial for spring plantings. Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on May 03, 2015: You really need to write a book on wet-felting....how many books about that topic can there be? Folded it over again and cut off the odd end. Thanks for giving me another option! Step 1: Take all measurements from the outside of the basket because it will give you a bit of wiggle room and- most importantly- it’s just easier. The idea strikes me that old cardigans could also be unpicked and crocheted to make liners which are either round or cone shaped but this is so easy and could even be sewn using yarn and a large eyed needle. Thanks for taking the time to stop by to comment. I was brought up to think 'waste not, want not' and I never miss an opportunity to experiment with recycling. Much appreciate the visit and your taking time to stop by:). It comes up a little higher than the original liner and prevents soil from spilling out of the hanging basket. Your comment is appreciated and so too is the thumbs up up up. Attach the bottom of the woolen liner to the point of the wire basket. I hope you are having a good weekend. It was such a simple matter to squeeze the hole tight again and I love the look of the plants dressed up in their wooly jumpers. This is a fabulous way to cut out the use of peat moss and repurpose sweaters too worn to donate. Fold over 1 inch on both sides of the paper pattern. The slugs and snails won't be happy but I know I will be. Not only do these robust inserts keep water in, but they protect plants from the wind, which often dries out the soil. John Hansen from Queensland Australia on April 28, 2015: What a great idea Sally. Best Seller in Planter Basket Liners. Thanks for stopping by, your visit is appreciated as always. After turning the bag inside out, I cut a circle appropriately sized to my hanging basket and used this heavy plastic to line it. Shared, pinned, and treasured. Suzanne Ridgeway from Dublin, Ireland on May 07, 2015: a... 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