Creative Spring Gardening: DIY Faux Floral Hanging Baskets

Hi All,

I am happy to say that Spring has Sprung (finally) in Eastern North Carolina. Things are starting to turn green, the birds are singing and I am happy to say I have started my Spring gardening. Last year I was so busy with the new shop space that I didn’t have time to do much with my yard. Today I want to share with you a little gardening project I just completed.

I love having a front porch and every year I buy a few gorgeous hanging baskets for it. Needless to say, my front porch gets full sun and in the heat of the summer my beautiful hanging floral baskets shrivel up and die despite watering. UGH.

front porch

This year I decided to do something a little different. I decided to “Go Faux.” I started looking around for ready made, indoor/ outdoor silk floral hanging baskets. I was disappointed to find only cheap, fake looking ones that were quite expensive at $30 a pop. I decided to make my own. I didn’t want to hang anything that was obviously plastic, fake flowers. I wanted to find some flowers, Geraniums specifically, that looked realistic. I love geraniums. They remind me of my Grandmother’s house when I was a kid and they are perfect for a country, cottage style garden. I found what I was looking for at Hobby Lobby, beautiful, full bushes at $10 each. I waited a week until they went on sale and snagged four bushes at a mere $5 each. Yeah!

I had a bunch of plastic hanging flower pots sitting in my garage and chose to reuse them. I started by filling the bottom with some decorative rocks to add some weight to each pot. You could also use pea gravel found in the garden section at your local home improvement store as well.

How to create faux hanging baskets

Next, I wedged a piece of Styrofoam down into each pot…..

how to create faux hanging baskets….and tucked in the floral bushes. I used two bushes per pot and also added some white hanging flowers for some added interest. To finish it off I topped off each pot by tucking in some dried Spanish moss I had on hand.

how to make faux hanging baskets

I fluffed up the flowers and stems, and hung each Faux Floral Hanging Basket on the porch.

faux geranium hanging basket

I think they look pretty good and they are kill proof! I created these two faux floral hanging baskets for under $30. Not too bad!

spring porch

I was so happy with how they turned out that I went back to Hobby Lobby and purchased a pink geranium bush. I painted a clay pot aqua blue, added rocks, Styrofoam, the flowers and topped it off with the pea gravel. The gravel is decorative but also weighs the piece down so it doesn’t blow away!

faux potted geraniums

It now dresses up my “shabby” wrought iron table on the back patio.

cottage garden table

I have also been doing a little more gardening, pulling weeds and mulching garden beds. I stopped into my local Lowe’s Home Improvement Center to buy some mulch and spotted a couple of large potted Geraniums on clearance for $1 a piece. I figured at $1 I could afford the risk of my-not-so-green thumb.

spring geraniums

Two of them are sitting by the front door…

spring geraniums

And there is another potted Geranium sitting on an old painted chair I have sitting in the back garden.

upcycled garden chair

Here is a comparison view of my “Real and Faux” Geraniums. What do you think?????

real or faux geraniums

A few year’s ago I created an Upcycled Bird Bath out of an old spindle, a vintage enamelware bowl and an old plate.

upcycled bird bath

After a few years of being out in the elements the bowl had developed a couple of holes in it so this year I turned it into a planter with a few pretty annuals.

upcycled garden planter

So, that is about as far as I have gotten with my garden so far this Spring. Have you started your Spring Gardening To-Do List yet?

Thanks so much for visiting today!

~Lisa

Metamorphis Monday, Tweak It Tuesday, Wow Us Wednesdays, Ivy and Elephants, My Romantic Home

Subscribe to Lisa's Blog via email and never miss a post! Learn how to decorate on a budget creatively, get crafty ideas and be inspired to tackle your own design projects!

Shop Lisa's Newly Listed Products:
French Country Gray Dreaming Of Paris Eiffel Tower Pillow
Gray Dreaming of Paris Eiffel Tower Throw Pillow
Dreaming of going to France? This beautiful French Country Dreaming of Paris Eiffel Tower Pillow is handmade in gray and white color scheme and would make a wonderful gift for someone who loves Paris.
$28.50Add to cart
Vintage Patriotic Mason Jar Candle Holder The Day We Celebrate
Vintage Victorian 4th Of July Patriotic Mason Jar Candle Holder
This vintage Victorian patriotic mason jar candle holder will add nostalgic charm to any country home or Independence day.
$24.95Add to cart
Vintage Patriotic 4th Of July Mason Jar Candle Holder Red White and Blue
Vintage Victorian Girl Patriotic Mason Jar Candle Holder
This vintage Victorian patriotic mason jar candle holder will add red white and blue charm to any country home or 4th of July decorating scheme.
$24.95Add to cart
Shabby Cottage Bluebird Metal Bread Box
Shabby Cottage Turquoise Bluebird Metal Bread Box
This pretty vintage inspired painted turquoise bluebird metal bread box will add whimsy to a shabby chic cottage style kitchen.
$65.00Add to cart
Vintage Shabby Chic Bunny Rabbit Pillow
Shabby Cottage Vintage Inspired Bunny Rabbit Pillow
This sweet vintage inspired bunny rabbit pillow would make a perfect accent for a chair or bed in any shabby chic cottage style room.
$34.00Add to cart
Beige French Country Rooster Bookends
Beige French Country Rooster Bookends
These beige whitewashed French Country rooster bookends are perfect for displaying a treasured cookbook collection in your farmhouse style kitchen.
$55.00Add to cart
Cast Iron White French Country White Rooster Bookends Kitchen Decor
Painted Cast Iron White French Country Rooster Bookends
This attractive pair of distressed white cast iron rooster bookends will give your farmhouse kitchen French country charm.
$50.00Sold
Beige Shabby Chic French Country Mason Jar Lamp
French Country Beige Mason Jar Lamp With Burlap Floral Shade
This painted country style mason jar lamp will add a cozy glow to any room in your home.
$65.00Add to cart

A Penny For Your Thoughts.... I love to hear from my readers.