I love flowers, and I love them even more when they are hanging from decorative baskets that show off their colors and foliage as they spill over the sides.
This Pieced Wood DIY Hanging Flower Basket you are going to learn how to make today is one of my favorites because it is different, elegant and has a natural charm that I think you will love as much as I do. I found this tutorial on a wonderful website called Addicted 2 Decorating that I love browsing through.
Materials You Will Need:
- 9′ 2×4 lumber (or scrap 2×4’s if you have them)
- Wood Glue
- Brad Nails
- 2 Small S Hooks
- Chain (to hang the basket)
- Coco Liner or other medium to plant in
Here’s How it is made:
I started by cutting 137 slices of 2 x 4 lumber to about 1/2-inch thick, and sanding them quickly around the edges to remove any splintered wood.
To put the pieces together, I started by drawing a 19-inch-diameter circle on my work surface and then I spaced 11 pieces of wood evenly around the circle. And then on top of those original 11 pieces of wood, I placed 11 more pieces of wood to fill in the gaps. Once I had everything spaced just right, I glued and nailed the pieces together using my nail gun and 3/4-inch brad nails.
Then I started on the third row, and I skipped one piece, (where the handle will go) so I only used 10 pieces on the third row. I glued and nailed those pieces together.
On the fourth row, I used only 9 pieces of wood, continuing with the stair step effect on what would be the top of the basket.
On the fifth row, I changed things up a bit so that the shape would start creating the front and back side of the basket. The fifth row required eight wood pieces. On the very first and very last piece of the fifth row, the end closest to the top stair step area of the basket is lined up just like all of the other pieces, but the end closest to the bottom of the basket is moved over so that half of the bottom width is hanging off of the piece that it’s attached to below.
I did a total of 10 rows, with each subsequent row using one less wood piece that the row before it.
Go to PAGE TWO to see the rest of this DIY Hanging Flower Basket Tutorial!