Spring is such a beautiful time of year. It is also the most colorful time in the desert, although there are only a handful of colors represented. I love adding color to my desert landscape by planting non-native flowers and plants (if they can survive the arid desert heat). If you do any gardening, you know that planters can get pricey so anytime you can re-purpose something to use as a planter be sure to do it! It is pretty convenient that spring flowers start showing up at about the same time as Easter baskets and it is pretty easy to turn an Easter basket into a planter. Let me show you how I did it.
- Enjoy your Easter basket treats. When the basket is empty, it’s ready for use. (The above basket came from Shari’s Berries via Gifts.com).
- Place a plastic liner in the basket (see the middle picture in the collage). These can be found for less than a dollar in any garden center. I left a little paper grass in the basket to fill the gap between the liner and the bottom of the basket. I also poked a couple of small holes in the bottom of the liner to allow any pooling water to drain.
- Place potting soil in the basket-turned-planter and plant your favorite flowers in it.
This is such an easy and affordable way to re-use an Easter basket and the result is so pretty.
How do you reuse your Easter baskets? Leave a comment below and share your ideas.
Disclaimer: I used a basket gifted from Shari’s berries for this project. I received no monetary compensation for this post.