House Your Plants in Style With Colorful Painted Baskets

Because there's no such thing as too many plants.

By: Rebecca Ridner

Every interior designer knows that one of the quickest ways to infuse life into a room is by adding plants. They make great accessories and can soften any space. But if you're running out of surfaces to display your lovely plants, go vertical! Trust me, these bright, painted baskets filled with billowing plants will make your bare walls come alive.

Painted Basket Wall Planter

Painted Basket Wall Planter

The quickest way to add life to a room is by adding plants. They make great accessories and soften a space. Running out of surfaces to put them? Going vertical with a plant wall is a great solution. These painted neon baskets filled with plants will make your bare wall come alive.

Materials Needed

  • woven wall basket
  • painter's tape
  • acrylic craft paint
  • clear sealant spray (optional)
  • disposable aluminum loaf pan
  • plants of choice
Painted Basket Wall Planter

Painted Basket Wall Planter

Materials. Woven Wall Basket Painters Tape Acrylic Craft Paint Clear Spray Sealer (optional) Disposable Aluminum Loaf pan Plants

Directions

First, round up a variety of wall baskets. You will need enough to create a gallery of plants that will fill your wall space.

Using tape, make designs on each basket. If you plan to hang multiple baskets, stick to simple designs so the wall doesn’t become too busy. Because of the basket's texture, the tape won’t make a complete seal and is used more as a guideline.

Painted Basket Wall Planter

Painted Basket Wall Planter

Using tape, make designs on each of your baskets. Stick to simple designs so the wall doesn’t become too busy. Because of the basket's texture, the tape won’t make a complete seal and is used more as a guideline for your lines.

Paint the front and sides of the basket with acrylic craft paint. Let each color dry before starting the next color. After all the paint is completely dry, apply a layer of sealant.

Painted Basket Wall Planter

Painted Basket Wall Planter

Paint the front and sides of the baskets with neon acrylic craft paint. Let each color dry before starting the next color. After all the paint is completely dry you have the option to add a clear spray sealer.

Next, insert a disposable aluminum loaf pan into the basket, pressing it down a few inches from the top. It should fit snuggly inside. Note: For larger baskets, use a bigger pan and fold it to fit inside your basket. If your plant requires drainage, you can use two pans and poke holes in the top one to allow water to drain into the bottom pan.

Painted Basket Wall Planter

Painted Basket Wall Planter

Next, you’ll want to insert a disposable aluminum loaf pan into the basket pressing it down a few inches from the top. It should fit snuggly into the basket. For larger baskets use a bigger pan and fold it to fit into your basket. If your plant requires drainage, you can use two pans and poke holes in the top one allowing water to drain into the bottom pan.

Fill the loaf pan with soil and the plants of your choice. Plants that don't require a lot of water work best.

Painted Basket Wall Planter

Painted Basket Wall Planter

Fill the loaf pan with soil and plants of your choice. Plants that don’t require a lot of water work best. Hang your baskets with screws or hooks and enjoy your new plant wall!

Hang your baskets with screws or hooks, and enjoy your new plant wall!

Painted Basket Wall Planter

Painted Basket Wall Planter

The quickest way to add life to a room is by adding plants. They make great accessories and soften a space. Running out of surfaces to put them? Going vertical with a plant wall is a great solution. These painted neon baskets filled with plants will make your bare wall come alive.

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