This unusual outdoor hanging basket idea might not be the typical patio partner, but I think your gonna like it! You’ve probably heard me talk about my visits to Round Top Antiques week more than you’ve heard me discuss how much I adore my husband or how much I love my kids. I even talk about it more than my deep adoration of pizza.
Because it’s fabulous.
I never leave this hallowed ground uninspired or without a few things in my fat fingers that need a good makeover.
When I saw these stacks and stacks of industrial size lamp shades I knew a few were destined for my back patio. Rusty and ready to go. I wish I had a picture of them before, but I failed you on that one!
There are a ton of flaws in this project but I hope you’ll love it and me anyway. ???????? Never mind the half dead fern and the lack of before picture. I am a plant lady in progress. I bought these ferns way before I hung them and didn’t pay attention to them in the mean time.
Here is how I made these nifty lampshade plant hangers and girl, you can make them too! I just know you will make them so much more amazing than me, so be sure to share your projects with me. Then I will know who to ask all my plant lady questions! ???????????? At least my pillows are cute right? (IKEA for the stripes and floral in case you were wondering!)
Lampshade Hanging Basket Tutorial
- Find a lampshade. When you see them in thrift stores and garage sales look past the taffeta fabric and the stained paper drums, look for the size and shape you want to hang your plants in! (this isn’t the exact lamp shade I used, but the it would work perfect for this! I did use it for this project I adore!)
- You will need 4 wire cable clamps and thick jute rope.
- Cut your rope in two lengths, depending on how high or low you want to hang your basket.
- Wrap one end of the rope around the frame and secure it with the cable clamp.
- I ran my ropes through a pulley for added detail, this would be amazing if you had a vintage pulley, but if you don’t have one at all then it can hang directly on a hook.
- Secure the other end directly across the frame and repeat with the other rope in the other direction.
- Hang from a secure hook and fill with your favorite plants!
Have you used any fun vintage finds as plant hangers or on your patio? Show me, you can always send me pictures or message me on Facebook, I LOVE your ideas, you are so creative!
P.S.- You can make a quilt like this one too, it’s painted and here is the tutorial!
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