How to Make a Burlap Hanging Basket

Hanging baskets are a great option for trailing plants or plants that deer like to eat. Burlap and jute turn a lackluster plastic hanging basket into a pretty porch accessory.

Shake up your container gardening routine by integrating hanging baskets into your yard's display. Hang baskets from shepherd's hooks, awnings, or wall hooks to elevate your garden design and bring attention to your favorite plants. This burlap and jute treatment upgrades any plastic hanging basket into an eye-catching accessory.

  • Working Time 15 Minutes
  • Start to Finish 15 Minutes
  • Difficulty         Projects Easy

What you need


  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure


  • 1 yard burlap
  • 4 yards jute twine
  • Plastic hanging basket

How to do it

Step 1 Remove Hanger From Basket

Remove the hanger from the plastic basket. The hanger is usually clipped in place and is easy to remove. Snip it with heavy scissors or wire cutters if necessary.

Step 2 Wrap Container In Burlap

Wrap burlap around the container, pleating and folding it as necessary to create the desired look. Trim away excess burlap.

Step 3 Wrap Twine Around Container

Wrap a 2-foot length of twine around the top of the burlap-covered basket. Tie a knot to hold the burlap in place; cut excess twine. For added bling, string beads onto each loose end and tie a knot to hold them in place.

Step 4 Create Twine Hangers

Measure and cut remaining twine into two equal lengths. Using the holes that once held the hanger, secure one end of a piece of twine to the basket. Tie the other end to the hole on the opposite side of the basket. Repeat the process with the remaining piece of twine and hang.

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