How to make a plant stand with a wire basket

Plants take time and effort to grow and therefore should be put on display to be enjoyed. With this easy-to-make plant stand, your hard work won't go unnoticed! The best part? This stand doubles as a storage place for gardening materials, making this a functional DIY project for those who don't have a garage or storage shed.
The checkered blue and white ribbon along the bottom of the basket gives the stand a touch of color without being overwhelming, but try out other fabric, such as burlap, for a more rustic look. Check out the instructions and video to see how you can make this plant stand. Soon, your plants will be sitting front and center.
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Materials
- Wire basket
- Ribbon at least 1 inch wide
- Scissors
- Metal tray with handles
- Metal ring
- Needle-nosed pliers
Instructions
1. Tie the end of the ribbon onto a section of the wire basket close to the bottom.
2. Wrap the ribbon around the outside of the wire basket until the bottom fourth of the basket is covered to verify the amount of ribbon needed.
3. Weave the ribbon through the wire basket by working in an under-over pattern. Continue weaving around the basket until the bottom fourth of the basket is covered. Cut off the remaining ribbon with scissors.
4. Place the metal tray in the opening of the basket.
5. Bend the metal ring using needle-nose pliers so it wraps around the handle of the metal tray as well as the wire basket. This "hinge" will help secure the tray.
6. Repeat step 5 on the other side of the same handle on the metal tray.
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