Lately, I have had such a strong desire to get this house decorated like Joanna Gaines stopped on over, with a touch of my style. Unfortunately, being on a 6-month spending freeze and moving out to the country made me wait and wait to get this place decorated.
Plus, you know how it is when you consider yourself or others even as frugal. For example, you want to make all your decor you see on Pinterest, but you don’t have the time, but mainly the supplies cost too much!
I spent $25 on this Farmhouse Style DIY Wire Hanging Plant Basket
That’s what I do. I had to shop around to see what store had the best price on these fake succulents.
Fake? Yes, fake. I love gardening, and I love nature. I love natural plants.
I kill them. Inside.
It’s true. I once had a Jade plant my mom gave me, which was on its last leg, so I thought it needed to get directly outside; I burnt it. My mom, who is pretty much a master gardener, sweetly and puzzled, said, ” Hmm, I’ve never seen that happen.”
I slowly try to be more mindful of my indoor plants, but the truth is, I can’t remember them.
Maybe it’s the other 28 animals and 2 kids we have. I don’t know. Either way, as a frugal person, I know that buying my fake plants will last me a LIFETIME unless our mini pig Bently eats them, which he won’t because I paid more than I wanted for these.
I could keep buying natural plants and dropping $5 a plant every few months.
I want the plants to look good and for me to forget about them.
If you love natural plants, by all means, you could line the baskets with plastic and dirt as well. But, the truth is the creativity from this idea is endless, so change it to how it fits you.
Where Did I Buy My Goods
I found the wire baskets for an AMAZING price, $2 at Dollar General! Holla!! Seriously it’s incredible. I even got more extensive baskets for my next DIY farmhouse-style project. I also was able to use a coupon, right, since I’m also a coupon blogger, and ended up paying less than $2 a basket!
I used this old pallet we found in our barn. It truly is perfect. I didn’t have to do a thing to it. You, of course, could use any pallet and stain it to make it look more vintage.
Dollar General has digital coupons you can add. Then, when you go to the store and check out, you type in your phone number to access the coupons you clipped beforehand. For example, they frequently have $5 off a $25 purchase, which I used.
I got my succulents at Michaels with their 50% off sale. It was the cheapest place I found in our area. You could use any plant you like that fits your budget.
After comparing prices and seeing, I found the succulent mats to be the best price for the look I wanted.
I spent a total of $25 on this project.
- 4 Wire Baskets
- 2 Succulent Mats
- 1 Roll of Burlap 4″ wide ( Or get to fit the width of your basket. I got mine for cheap at Walmart)
- Drill and 8 screws and 8 washers
- Pallet/ Wood to hang your baskets on
How to Make:
- Measure the placement of your baskets.
- Use two screws and washers per basket to give a sturdy support for the baskets to hang.
- Measure your succulent mat against your basket to make sure it is the same length. If not use scissors to adjust.
- Cut and measure your burlap ribbon to fit inside your basket.
- Bend your succulent mat to fit into your basket until you have your desired height. I removed the lower succulent leaves from the bottom to fill in the top giving it a fuller effect.
Scroll through the pictures for a look at each step.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial as much as I enjoyed making it. Creating a rustic, farmhouse-style hanging basket from the wire was so fun. These baskets would be perfect for Easter or Mother’s Day decor or simply to add some natural beauty to your home all year round.
If you make one of these baskets, please share a picture on the A Beautiful Mess Facebook page or tag me on Instagram @thefrugalfarmgirl. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!