Make this decorative Easter Basket in minutes with four pieces of Dollar Tree garden fence!
On my last trip to Dollar Tree, they had all of the fun Spring decorations and gardening supplies out. Does anyone else get giddy over spring garden supplies?
I found these flexible plastic fence pieces tucked away on a side shelf. They’re not exciting at all but look what you can do with them!
This basket is big, about 12″ x 15″ and it’s really easy to make. Let me show you how to make this rustic-oversized spring basket out of plastic fence to dress up your porch or to add to your indoor decor!
Decorative Easter Basket DIY – Video
- Four flexible garden fence pieces (from DT)
- White chalk paint
- A paint brush
- Wire (I used 28 gauge steel wire) or plastic zip ties
- A potted plant, Faux flowers, faux wheat grass, Easter eggs, ribbon, floral sheet moss, or other decorations
How to Make a Decorative Easter Basket
First, use wire or zip ties to connect two plastic fence pieces together to form a basket. I overlapped one small section on both sides.
Cut a piece from another fence and secure it to the bottom. See the video above for more detail.
Next cut two strips of the fence to make a handle. Cut away any small pieces that stick out and secure the two strips together to make a stable and decorative handle. You will need two strips that are the entire length of on fence piece. Secure with wire or zip ties then secure your handle to the basket. I placed the ends of my handles on the inside of the basket and used wire to secure it to the inside of the basket.
Use a dollar store paintbrush and paint your basket inside and out. I used chalk paint but any latex paint or spray paint formulated for plastic will work.
Don’t worry about covering the basket completely with paint. A little of the dark black showing through is okay and even gives this piece an aged look –much like painted wrought iron.
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Decorate Your Basket
Fill your basket with a pot of live plants or flowers if you like. It’s early spring here and I put my basket on the porch. We still get frosty nights so I chose faux flowers, faux wheatgrass, and floral sheet moss (links in the supply list to the floral pieces I used here).
Note: If you are filling your basket with faux flowers, add a block of floral foam to the center to stick floral picks into.
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