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Tips to Hang A Basket On the Wall
Following are some tips to assist you get started with best-selling wall décor of Africa.
- Most of the baskets are light enough to easily hang with fishing line or small nail. I use Multi-Purpose Line for hanging them, and it is supposed to handle almost 15 lbs.
- Hild the basket up to find where fishing line can fed.
- Develop the loop in the fishing line near the center of the basket. It will then lie flat on the wall based on your requirements.
- The use of nails to hang a basket on the wall is easier and faster method. However, it can damage baskets and will be noticeable from close.
How to Hang a Basket on the wall
There are different forms of baskets. However, the method of hanging baskets on the wall are different based on their types. These methods are following
The examples of winnowing baskets include Gokwe and Binga baskets from Zimbabwe. These are some of the most famous baskets that people hang on the wall. They are lightweight, flat, and have loose weave. Largest baskets of this material are also easy to hang on the wall.
Shallow Bowls from Botswana
Shallow Bowls have smooth surface as they are tightly stitched. You have to feed the fishing line by different stitches to hang the Botswana basket. These stitches cover the coils and then tie fishing line into loop.
Chivi Baskets from Zimbabwe
Chivi Baskets have starburst patterns. These baskets look beautiful on a wall. However, they have heavy coils and are very thick. The baskets distribute the weight of the basket by feeding the fishing line with different twine stitches before developing the loop.
Sisal Bowls from Rwanda
Sisal Bowls come with a loop that is present on the back. This is the reason they come to ready to hang.
Rwenzori Bowls from Southern Uganda
Rwenzori Bowls are geometric, colorful and smooth. These baskets are light weight and have tight weave. Therefore, you have to feed fishing line work to create a loop. It is needed to hang a basket on the wall. Moreover, you have to use needle-nosed tweezers. Carefully push the line among coils to the back of the basket.
Bukedo and Raffia Baskets from Uganda
These are most famous baskets to use for décor of wall. HGTV Magazine also features these baskets in beautiful overlapping arrangement. These baskets come with a loop woven into the basket’s back that is used for hanging. Bukedo and Raffia Baskets are heavier, so you should use secure hook than just nail. You can access the book from the hardware store and can make sure that the hook is well on the wall.
Above are some best plants for hanging baskets in shade. However, there are certain air plants or fence plants. You should also focus on these plants to give an aesthetic look to your house. Following are some options for you.
Hanging Air Plants
Hanging air plants is also a good option for people who love and want to decorate their homes with plants. Air plants are epiphytes, which means they grow on other plants e.g., tree branches. There are hundreds of varieties and species of air plants. They are strap-shape, narrow, and have lance-like leaves. Air plants grow in a rosette pattern, and there is new growth appears from the center.
The plants with silver foliage are more drought-tolerant. While on the other hand, greener type plants dry out fast. You can find colorful species such as Tillandsia maxima that have coral leaves. Most of species of air plants make tubular, attractive or funnel-shaped flowers.
Care of Hanging Air Plant
The lack of soil does not harm air plant. These plants are easy to care once you know how to care them. Instead of worrying about potting them, you need a specific amount of light and water. Moreover, right temperature is also needed for their growth. When you will care these plants, then it will send flowers. Air plants bloom to propagate, therefore, when flower dries out. Snip it off for promotion of new growth. Moreover, you can also separate the pups from mother plant. Mother plant will ultimately die when new offset plant will take over the mother plant. You should use these steps to reduce the chances of overwatering of your plant.
Hang Plants from Fence
You can also hang plants from fence to make your house beautiful and full of plants and flowers. some options that you can use to hang plants from fence are following
Instead of recycling your tin cans, get creative. You can make excellent fence planters through tins. These come in different sizes and can be used to plant various plants. You can paint and decorate the can with different colors. Then attach the can to fence with screws or hang it with string. Further, ensure to drill the hole in the bottom of the can before planting them. It enables water to drain in proper manner.
Transform the space by adding more hanging baskets in your fence. It is an easy method. You can secure the holders with fence by using nails or screws and can easily hang your basket. The vegetables that grew well in these baskets are cherry tomatoes, strawberries, and cucumber. These vegetables drape over the edge of the basket when they grow. Moreover, you can also grow lettuces in hanging baskets because they have shallow roots.
With certain pieces of nails and wood, you can make ladder plant for hanging in your fence. These planters use vertical space and consider as idea for small backyard. You can make planter of any size. Moreover, you can also customize the planter easily. Fill the planer with some potting soil and you can start planting.
You can grow different types of flowers and vegetables here based on your needs and requirements.
You can also use Japanese plants for decorating your house.