DIY Hanging Basket Liner

You can make an efficient, white hanging basket liner that costs next to nothing.

Hanging Basket Liner

This inexpensive hanging basket liner will keep your plants in place and moist.

Photo by Janeen R. Adil

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I was tired of my coir hanging-basket liner leaking and needing replacement annually, so I came up with another option. I emptied a large bag of potting soil and found that the bag’s interior was solid white. After turning the bag inside out, I cut a circle appropriately sized to my hanging basket and used this heavy plastic to line it. With a little tucking and folding, it resembled a ceramic container!

This is my second year with this same basket and its repurposed liner. I haven’t needed drainage holes, and even when the basket holds thirsty impatiens, I only need to water every few weeks. 

Janeen R. Adil
Birdsboro, Pennsylvania