DIY: Dipped Basket Planter

Giving things I already have lying around the house a new look with just a quick coat of spray paint is, without question, one of my favorite things to do.   With today’s DIY, I did just that.  The entire project took less than10 minutes, and you likely already have everything you need to make it right at home!


Small basket (If you don’t have one at home, you can easily find one at a thrift store for around $1!)


Simply cover the top 1/3 – 1/2 of your basket with painter’s tape.  Be sure to cover the rim of the basket as well.  You don’t need to worry about covering the inside.


 As always, in a well-ventilated area, spray the exposed part of the basket with spray paint.  I did a couple of coats to ensure I got in as many of the nooks and crannies as possible.  For most projects, I would tell you let your paint dry in between coats, but this project doesn’t require that, so you can immediately follow your first coat with another.


Let your basket dry outside for about 30 minutes or so and then remove the tape.  Place your favorite real or faux plant in your new fancy planter, and enjoy!  If you’re using a real plant, make sure you use a plastic plant liner so water doesn’t seep through when you water it.


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