You’re going to love this easy Repurposed Easter Basket Succulent Planter. I used it to transplant hens and chicks but it could hold any small plants.
Buying Easter baskets on clearance is such a bargain! These baskets were .19 cents at my local Meijer store. Because I can’t pass up a good deal, I bought several of them.
I knew I had the perfect use for at least one of the round Easter baskets. These hens and chicks are very happy but they definitely need a new home.
I have planted succulents in rotted tree trunks–they look awesome!
Prep Basket for Painting
Using scissors I cut the handle off of the small Easter basket.
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Spray Paint Easter Basket
The Homeright Small Spray Shelter is ideal for this kind of quick paint job. I set it up on my folding work table. I sprayed several light coats of paint on the repurposed basket.
Line Wicker Basket Succulent Planter with Coffee Filters
The extra large coffee filter fit the bottom of the basket really well. Two more coffee filters were cut to flow up the sides of the basket. If you plan to do this project for indoor use, you would want to use a waterproof liner. My basket will be outdoors on the patio table.
After arranging the coffee filters, I added some soil and prepared to transplant the hens and chicks succulents.
Plant Succulents in Repurposed Basket
These hens and chicks succulents are HUGE! They were outdoors all winter long, and seem to be enjoying our warmer Spring temperatures. You may notice all of the loose soil that has collected in the middle of the succulents. I have a plan!
Use Leaf Blower to Remove Soil Crumbs
My leaf blower comes in handy for blowing away all the loose soil that gathered on the succulents as I was transplanting them.
I LOVE how pretty the hens and chicks look in their new basket. Do you pick up wicker baskets when you see a good deal? Have you spray painted wicker baskets before? It’s such a quick and easy project. While transplanting these succulents I made another quick project that I’ll be sharing for next month’s Thrift Store Décor project.