Hanging baskets to create a wall gallery is a simple (and affordable) way to add texture and art to your space! Below I’m sharing my easy, fool-proof ways for creating a basket gallery and 3 different way to hang your baskets.
Where To Buy Decorative Baskets For Hanging On A Wall
First, before we hang any baskets, we need to purchase the baskets! My favorite place for purchasing decorative wall baskets is at my local thrift store. Wall baskets typically run anywhere from $2-$7 and come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes (all great things for adding interest to a basket wall)!
Thrifted baskets can also be used as pretty and inexpensive packaging for a beautiful teacher’s gift! Make sure to check out the beautiful gift baskets I created last year!
If you don’t have a thrift store near by, or you would rather a pre-curated basket gallery (sometime it’s nice to remove the guess work), then Etsy has some beautiful options for purchasing pre-grouped baskets perfect for a basket gallery! Etsy baskets are also a great option if you are searching for certain coordinating colors!
Additionally, you can source gorgeous baskets from places World Market, although they typically carry a heftier price tag.
How To Easily Hang A Basket Wall
Before I ever hang a single basket, I like to plan ahead and figure out how I would like my baskets to hang on the wall. The easiest way to do this is to first lay your baskets out on the floor to create a desired layout. Next create a paper template for each basket.
How To Create A Basket Wall Template
Grab some some wrapping paper, construction paper, pasteboard, or even left over Amazon boxes (you know we all have them!) and trace each basket, creating a template. Cut each template and adhere to the wall using a roll of painter’s tape. Painter’s tape allows you to hang the templates directly to your wall and easily adjust them without damaging your wall.
Once you have your preferred layout, choose one of the methods below for hanging your basket gallery.
3 Ways To Easily Hang Baskets For A Basket Wall
Depending on your wall surface and treatment you will want to use one of these three ways to hang your baskets.
Hanging A Basket Wall Using Nails
A basket wall can easily be created with a good old fashioned hammer and nail. This method, obviously, will leave holes in your wall, but it is easy and effective. Simply drive the nail thru the basket, using a area where the weave is looser, and it will be securely mount your basket flush to the wall.
How To Hang Baskets Without Using Nails
If given the option to hang something on my wall without using nails, I am definitely going to give that a go! This is especially true if my wall has a specific wall treatment, such as bead board, or if it is made of plaster. I think most have experienced hammering a nail into an old plaster wall, only to cringe when you hear it crumble from behind! Instant Tacky to the rescue!
Instant Tacky is a great option for hanging baskets on a wall and allows them to sit flush. Because decorative wall baskets are relatively light weight, this craft putty allows you to hang your baskets (and move them around) without damaging your walls!
Hang Baskets With Command Hooks or Adhesive
Another great option, especially for baskets that are a bit heftier or bulky, is Command Hooks or Adhesive. I tend to use Command Velcro Adhesive more often than Command Hooks, as I find the basket lays flatter against the wall.
However, sometimes a Command Hook is needed… especially to hang baskets that aren’t exactly flat on the bottom and don’t easily sit flat.
In order to do this, thread a piece of fishing line thru the basket and tie a knot in the back. This creates a transparent loop with which to hang your basket on the Command Hook.
And there you have it! 3 simple (and inexpensive) ways to hang baskets and create a stunning basket wall gallery!
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