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Bicycle Basket Planter DIY

It’s time for our monthly style team collaboration. We’re talking outdoor decor ideas, I’m sharing a bicycle basket planter with our Decor Enthusiast group.

I love repurposing Goodwill finds, I hope you enjoy this DIY idea.

It took me a while to come up with the idea and after I did, it was crazy easy.
Bicycle Basket Planter

I found this cute pillow and could not live without it. Did you know I have a pillow problem?

As luck would have it, a while back I found a bicycle basket at Goodwill. I never pass up a good basket, even though I had not idea what I would do with it.

It’s funny how the mind works, months passed and the pillow sat there all alone, looking cute all by itself.

I was in panic mode trying to figure out what I was going to do for this months challenge, outdoor decor.

It’s a miracle that I put 2 and 2 or basket and pillow together…

Patio planter - Bicycle basket to planter - a thrift store makeover for outdoor decor at refreshrestyle.com

Bicycle basket becomes a planter - a thrift store makeover for outdoor decor at refreshrestyle.com


diy steps no affiliate links

  • basket
  • ribbon
  • plastic
  • flowers

I weaved a burlap ribbon through the holes in the basket. Lined it with a plastic garbage bag (poked a few drain holes and covered them with a coffee filter). Went to Walmart and bought a pre-made grouping of flowers/plants and plopped it in to the basket.

Easy peasy, now go to Goodwill and find an awesome basket 😉Step for making a bicycle basket planter at refreshrestyle.com

How to use a Bicycle basket as planter - a thrift store makeover for outdoor decor at refreshrestyle.com

The bicycle basket planter and the bicycle pillow are so happy to be united on the patio.

My patio has been evolving all summer. I’ve made several changes and created a few DIY projects along the way you can click these to see the latest:

DIY Window Shelf – from and old window

Buffet or Potting table

Galvanized rustic dining

Succulent planter idea

Use Bicycle basket as a planter - a thrift store makeover for outdoor decor at refreshrestyle.com

We’re trying to enjoy our patio before it gets too hot! What about you?


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  1. LOVE the basket planter and the rest of your charming space!

  2. I love this Debbi! It reminded me of the willow baskets filled with flowers I used to hang on my house under the big copper lamp at the front door and under each of the garage lamps on the salt box we built when we were first married. Thanks for the reminder. They were my favorite containers ever… and actually won a visit from a producer from PBS’s Victory Garden. What a lovely picture yours makes with the pillow. 🙂 Drooling over that too!

  3. I love this!!! So pretty! Where did you find the cute bicycle pillow?

  4. Where did you get that cute bicycle pillow?

  5. This is a wonderful idea! How perfect that it worked with that adorable pillow. I WANT that pillow! I have a pillow problem. I had no problem shopping for pillows when building my staging arsenal!

  6. I totally have a pillow problem and I LOVE that one!!! Love your cute bicycle basket too! 🙂
    Everything looks beautiful.

  7. stop teasing me with that beautiful patio already and invite me over! PS-clever idea

  8. SO cute and charming, Debbie! I have a pillow problem too lol. I wouldn’t have been able to leave without that one either. 🙂

  9. it looks perfect hanging there! and i love the pinks!

  10. This is darling! Love that you hung it up! Will you please come down here and shop the thrift stores for me? LOL

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