How to Make a Hanging Flower Wire Basket

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How to Make a Hanging Flower Wire Basket
Hanging wire baskets can be made from chicken wire. (gabion baskets image by jimcox40 from Fotolia.com)

Hanging wire baskets can be made to display many types of flowers and plants. These types of baskets also provide excellent drainage when watering the flowers. One way that you can make a hanging wire basket is to cut, shape and then connect together multiple sections of chicken wire. Making a hanging wire basket can be done by first obtaining the materials and tools that will be required to complete the project.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Chicken wire
  • Tape measure
  • Straight edge
  • Felt-tip marker
  • Wire cutters
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Metal-hanging chain and hook

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Measure a section of chicken wire the depth you need for the basket, such as 6 inches. Mark the location on one end of the chicken wire with a felt-tip marker. Repeat this step on the other side of the chicken wire.

  2. 2

    Place a straight edge over the marks that you made on the chicken wire in Step 1. Use the felt-tip marker to make a reference line down the length of the wire.

  3. 3

    Cut the chicken wire along the line you made in Step 2 with the wire cutters. Mark off four 6-inch sections along the piece of chicken wire. Cut out each section with the wire cutters.

  4. 4

    Bend each of the pieces of chicken wire into a half circle. Connect the pieces together to form the shape of a circle. Bend the sharp edges of the chicken wire inward and twist them together to secure each of the sides.

  5. 5

    Place the circle-shaped piece of chicken wire on top of another section of chicken wire. Draw a line around the bottom with the felt-tip marker. Cut around the outline with the wire cutters.

  6. 6

    Attach the cut piece of chicken wire to the bottom of the circle-shaped chicken wire for the bottom of the wire basket. Fold the sharp edges inward and bend them to connect the two pieces together.

  7. 7

    Place a clear, plastic container into the basket and add potting soil and plants. Attach a metal-hanging chain to each side of the wire basket, with a hook, to hang it from a ledge or roof overhang.

Tips and warnings

  • Small pieces of wire may be needed to be twisted together for additional support at the corners.

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