When you go out, do you look for hanging basket ideas that would look amazing at your home? You can find baskets everywhere from homes, stores, restaurants, to pubs. They are big, colourful, and breathtaking.
Have you tried to create your own hanging baskets, but failed? Most people have. This is because they do not know the correct way to plant and take care of their hanging baskets.
Below, you will learn some tips for planting and caring for your basket.
Why You Should Use Hanging Baskets
Hanging baskets can add beauty to your home or business. You can hang them on your porch, fence, walls, or a shepherd’s hook. They make your place look cheerful and more inviting.
If you are not sure where you should hang your hangers, look at Pinterest for countless hanging basket ideas.
Should You Start with the Basket or the Flowers?
So, where do you start when making hanging flower baskets? Should the basket come first, or the plant? Or, are we going to argue semantics like the age-old debate, “The chicken or the egg?”.
For me, it’s the basket but only because I don’t have many of them – yet! So if I want to start a new floral hanging basket, I will shop around for the basket to complement the surroundings rather than the plant.
But even that’s not entirely true, because I have had some hanging baskets that were specifically chosen for the plant – like strawberry planters, as an example.
My current fascination is hanging planters that resemble mythical gods where their hair can be grown with suitable plants. This is a classical example of the planter coming before the plant.
Yet in most cases the hanging basket will be chosen before the flowers because you will either (a) already have the basket, (b) have a style that you are trying to retain, or (c) you find a gorgeous basket at your local nursery and feel the need to fill it with something beautiful – though you’re not sure what that might be just yet.
How to Choose the Proper Hanging Basket
Before you go out and purchase a hanging basket, look at several hanging basket ideas. And take into consideration:
- Size – if your basket is too big it will detract from the rest of your yard. Too small and it could get lost.
- Weight – and structure required – when the hanging basket is complete and the flowers are blooming profusely, will it still be able to be supported?
- Where Will You Hang the Basket? - Choose a basket size that works well with the space. You do not want a tiny basket in a large area or a huge basket in a very small area. Will it be placed in full-sun, part-shade, full-shade? Plus, will the basket be knocked about by the prevailing afternoon wind?
- Maneuverability – in relation to the Size and Weight issues is whether this planter is able to be moved by yourself or will it require a small team of weightlifters to prop it in place?
- Longevity – will the hanging basket last longer than one season?
- Material - will the basket need a liner or is it already lined? Will you need anything else to start this project?
- Basket Design - You will want a basket that matches well with your decor.
- Does it Have Drainage - Plants need proper drainage. Choose a basket that provides drainage. If the basket does not have a built-in drainage option, you may need to add a layer of drainage rocks.
- How are You Going to Hang the Basket? - Make sure that you have a plan for hanging the basket. You can use a screw-in plant hook, an S-hook, a basket bracket, or a shepherd’s hook.
- What Plants are You Planting? - You will want to find plants that like full sun to partial shade. The hanging basket will need to be large enough to allow for root growth.
Adding Flowers to Your Hanging Baskets
Plant choice is paramount to making this project a success. You will find that the location of your hanging baskets will depend entirely upon which plants you choose. It’s no good purchasing shade lovers if they’re sitting in full-sun all day and vice versa.
Check out our list of the best hanging plants for you to choose from.
Hanging Basket Ideas - Tips and Tricks
Are you planning on using some of our hanging basket ideas to display your plants? Follow these tips and tricks to help ensure you have stunning arrangements.
1. Use A High Quality Soil
The type of soil you use is vital. You want a potting mix that is lightweight and can hold water. Do not go outside and dig up dirt to use in your basket.
2. Do Not Forget to Water
Plants need water. And hanging baskets usually need to be watered often. Frequently check to see how moist the dirt is. If it hanging too high to check the mositure, water the hanging pot easily with a retractable hose reel and a watering wand every 1-3 days. Lean to more often if your hanging pots are in direct sunlight all day.
3. Feed Your Plants
Since hanging baskets get watered frequently, the nutrients get washed away quickly. When planting your basket, add a slow-release granular fertiliser. Then, once a week, use a liquid fertilser.
4. Choose the Right Plant
Not all plants grow well in a basket. Take into consideration how much shade and sun the plant will get. Also note, tall plants do not look as good as short flowers or cascading plants.
5. Do Not Skimp
Do not skimp on the number of plants you are planting in the basket. Pack the plants in, so you get a full, lush basket. You will want to use more plants than usual since they will not have as long to grow.
10 DIY Hanging Basket Ideas
If you are crafty, try your hand at one of these DIY hanging basket ideas. All these planters are fairly simple to make.
1. DIY Hanging Planter Out of Wood and Rope
Do you have some scrap wood and rope lying around? Make this wood hanging plant basket.
2. DIY Terracotta Clay Hanging Planters
Do you enjoy working with clay? You can make this DIY hanging basket using terracotta air dry clay and cookie cutters. We bet you can come up with a lot of unique hanging basket ideas to make with clay.
3. DIY Hanging Basket Made with Chicken Wire and Moss
This DIY hanging basket starts with a chicken wire frame. It is then covered in sheet moss. You can use this basket idea to make a planter in any size.
4. Easy Hanging Plant Basket
Make a stunning DIY hanging basket with some metal bowls and a chain. You can find most of the supplies at your local discount store.
5. Enamel Colander as a Hanging Porch Planter
Do you have an old enamel colander tucked away somewhere? Put it to use by making it into a hanging plant basket.
6. Embroidery Hoop and Bowl Hanging Planter
Make this inexpensive hanging planter with an old embroidery hoop and bowl. You can often find stacks of these old hoops at your local charity shop.
7. Upcycled Basket Into Hanging Garden
Instead of putting a lot of time into finding the perfect hanging basket ideas, use some old baskets. Simply thread some rope through it to hang it up
8. Dollar Store DIY Hanging Baskets
Here is a super simple DIY hanging basket idea. And it is a great way to add some fun pops of colour.
9. How to Make a Painted Rope Planter
Find some coloured rope or dye your own to make this eye-catching hanging plant basket. It is a very simple project that only requires rope, a plastic pot, a drill, and a hot glue gun.
26 Beautiful Hanging Basket Ideas to Liven Up Your Space
Below you will find 26 hanging basket ideas for your home or business. We have included a wide variety of sizes and styles.
With this hanging basket, you do not need to buy a pot. It is handmade from quality and eco-friendly corn skin. You can also use this plant hanger to store makeup brushes, lotions, cooking utensils, etc.
Create the perfect flower arrangement in this durable rust resistant basket. The basket has a drainage plug that allows you to switch between indoor and outdoor use. It has a decorative rust-resistant triple-chain hanger for easy hanging.
3. Woven Hanging Planter Storage Basket
Add a rustic style to your living spaces with this handmade woven hanging planter basket. The basket measures 18 cm high x 20 cm in diameter. There is no drainage hole. It is intended for indoor use only.
This leather and hemp rope hanging basket will add style anywhere it is displayed. When not in use, it lays flat for easy storage. It is suitable for most flowerpots.
This set of macrame hanging baskets has a simple, boho chic style. You can use them as fruits hammocks, stuffed toys storage, or for indoor plants. The hanging basket is available in 3 styles, multiple lengths, and a wide variety of colours.
Check out more macrame fruit hammock and basket patterns.
6. Hanging Planter Basket with Chain and Coconut Shell Liner
These steel wire hanging planter baskets are made from iron and natural coconut fibres. They are ideal for planting plants, such as flowers, begonias, succulents, geraniums, grasses, moss, cacti, or artificial plants. Each basket is 30.48 cm in diameter x 15.24 cm deep.
7. Stylish Hanging Leather Plant Holder Hanging Basket
Use this modern, scandi-boho style leather hanging planter basket to showcase your indoor plants. It is a practical solution for succulents and herbs. The handmade hanging plant basket is made from ethically sourced genuine leather. It is available in black, beige or brown.
8. Modern Ceramic Hanging Planters
Create a beautiful little arrangement of succulents with this set of 3 baskets. The planters are made of white ceramic. They can be used indoors or outdoors. The approximate dimensions are 10.8 cm wide x 31.75 cm high x 9.53 cm deep.
9. Gorgeous Macrame Hanging Baskets
Add a Bohemian vibe to your home with a gorgeous macrame hanging basket. The planter is handmade from cotton rope. The basket is sturdy and lightweight. It is available in small, medium, large, and two-tiered.
10. Round Plant Flower Wall Holder with Coco Coir Liner
This hanging basket plant stand is perfect for plants such as flowers, begonias, succulents, geraniums, grasses, moss, cacti, or artificial plants. It has a durable metal structure that has a plastic coating.
The lining is made of 100% natural coconut fiber. Included with the basket is a heavy duty chain and wrought iron plant hanger. See our large collection of plant stands here.
11. Garden Greens Hanging Plant Basket Coconut Fibre Lining
This hanging plant basket from Garden Greens has 37 cm strong metal chains that can be removed to use the basket as a ground pot. The lining is made from 100% natural coconut fibre. The basket measures 30 cm deep x 14 cm wide x 14 cm high.
12. Jute Rope Garden Hanging Plant Storage Basket
This handmade hanging flower basket is made from cattail. The basket’s upper diameter is 20 cm, the depth is 13 cm, and the total length is 50 cm. It is suitable for a patio, garden, balcony, living room, bedroom, hallway, etc.
13. Two Tier Outdoor Hanging Basket
Add some plants to your home with this two-tiered basket. The basket is stylish, yet functional. You can hang it from the ceiling or your porch roof.
14. Woven Hanging Planter
Handmade in Melbourne from premium quality, durable outdoor woven mesh material. This basket was made to withstand the harsh Australian elements. The basket is ideal for hanging a planter or for general storage. It can be used indoors or outdoors.
15. Metal Hanging Basket for Plants
Create a miniature garden with this metal hanging b. It features a scroll design and coconut fibre insert. The top diameter is 40 cm and the depth is 19 cm. The metal chains are 40 cm.
16. Hanging Basket for Plants
The basket has colour on the base, with a contrasting white for the top part. It can be used for real or fake plants. If you plan on using it for real plants, you will need to add a plastic liner.
The basket measures approximately 13 cm high, 10 cm at the base, 14 cm wide at the rim, and has a total hanging height of 77 cm
17. Seagrass Boho Hanging Plant Basket
Handmade and gorgeous, this seagrass plant basket can be hung on your wall. The basket measures approximately 67 cm in height and 21 cm wide. It is decorated with a handmade beaded tassel and a plaited handle.
18. Hand-Woven Sling Macrame Plant Hanger
19. Powerlap Woven Hanging Basket for Plant Pot Cover and Storage
The woven bamboo basket is designed for indoor and outdoor use. Included are 2 baskets that measure approximately 19 cm x 36 cm x 8 cm.
20. Metal Hanging Basket
This beautiful basket can enhance any outdoor space. You can even create a small garden with limited space. The metal basket includes a coconut fibre insert and 40 cm metal chains with a hook.
21. Hanging Railing Planter Baskets
Show off your beautiful pots and plants with these simple wrought iron railing planter baskets. They are stylish, elegant, and simple to use. They are suitable for decorating terraces, porches, balconies, gardens, railways, fences, etc.
22. Nordic Seagrass Macrame Hanging Basket
This grass basket has a beautiful macrame cover. Use this basket to add a modern, Bohemian touch to any space. The basket measures approximately 17 cm wide at the top, 13 cm wide at the bottom, and 15 cm high.
23. Ceramic Hanging Plant Baskets
Simple yet stylish, this embossed ceramic hanging plant basket can be used to display your favourite indoor plants. The pot measures 13.5 cm high x 13.5 cm in diameter. The rope is 60 cm long x 0.2 cm in diameter. The wooden beads are 1.7 cm in diameter.
24. Macrame Indoor Hanging Plant Basket
These fashionable and versatile macrame hanging baskets are perfect for adding that Bohemian touch to your home. You have the option of one basket, a two-tiered basket, or three-tiered basket.
25. Macrame Hanging Fruit Basket
Use this macrame basket to free up space in your kitchen or hang your plants. The basket measures 26 cm in diameter and 10 cm high. The length of the hanger is 25-28 cm from top of the basket to bottom of the tail.
26. Handmade Crochet Hanging Baskets
These hand crocheted baskets are washable and available in 2 sizes. They would be the perfect addition to your home decor. They are made from 100% cotton.
Showcase Your Plants Using Some of these Hanging Basket Ideas
Plants make us feel happy. They are great for adding colour and nature to our homes. If you love plants and are looking for more ways to add them to your decor or garden, use a few of the hanging basket ideas we have listed.