Burlap Basket Liners

Burlap Basket Liner

Every once in a while, I have what I consider million dollar ideas. Generally, they are either not worthy of a million dollars or have already been done. My latest idea for burlap basket liners is definitely worth a million dollars (helllllo, it’s burlap we are talking about), but I am sure it has been done before.

The other day as I was strolling the aisles of Lowe’s, I happened upon the hanging planter baskets. Coconut basket liners are not expensive, but they aren’t cheap. In fact, the liners are almost the same price as the baskets themselves. It was then after holding a coconut liner in my hand for entirely too long (this is why my husband does not like to shop with me), I thought that a burlap basket liner would work perfectly.

What You’ll Need:

Burlap Basket Liner

- Burlap— I got my burlap from burlapfabric.com– it’s a steal for 5 yards of burlap for less than $7. Seriously, I will not get burlap anywhere else. The prices are ridiculously good and the shipping is fast!

- Scissors

-Diapers (yup, diapers).


What You’ll Do:

- Place your hanging basket on the burlap.

Burlap Basket Liner

- Cut a piece of burlap that is larger than the circumference of your basket.

Burlap Basket Liner

- Place the burlap in the basket (like when you put a napkin in a bowl before putting snacks in)

Burlap Basket Liner

- Put another piece of burlap in the basket (I just used some scraps) to help reinforce the liner.

-  Cut two diapers in half.

-Place three of the halves (moisture absorbing side up) in the bottom of the basket.

Extra Absorbent!

Extra Absorbent!

It’s ready for your plants!

Burlap Basket Liner


2 Comments on Burlap Basket Liners

  1. Eve
    March 4, 2018 at 6:35 pm (6 years ago)

    Why the diapers?

    • Grace
      March 30, 2018 at 4:47 pm (5 years ago)

      Hi, Eve,
      I used the diapers so water (and dirt) would not just come dripping out the bottom of the planters. I also found that because the diapers hold water, the plants didn’t have to be watered as often.


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