DIY Hanging Basket Liner

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

| February/March 2016

  • Hanging Basket Liner
    This inexpensive hanging basket liner will keep your plants in place and moist.
    Photo by Janeen R. Adil

  • Hanging Basket Liner

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






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