Just Two Genius Ways to Use These Popular IKEA Baskets

Turn IKEA baskets into plant holders!
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An alternate use for the basket tops so you don't have to throw them away!
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Have you ever wandered the aisles of IKEA looking for multipurpose uses for their bestselling items? No?! Well, don't you worry because we have, and today we're showing you not one, but two clever ways to hack IKEA's Fryken baskets. Scroll on to see how we reimagined these cute boho baskets as wall and tabletop decor for your home.

Here's what you'll need to make your plant shelves.
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Step 1

Remove the tops from the baskets and set those aside. Don't discard the tops because we'll show you an alternate use for them later on in this article. Take out three of the wire hooks from their packaging. Turn the baskets over, and push the hooks through the small holes in the center of each basket.

Push wire hooks into the baskets.
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Step 2

Apply the tape that came with the hooks to the backs of the hooks as directed by the packaging instructions.

Add tape to the backs of the hooks.
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Step 3

Use the packaging instructions again to properly stick the hooks and their respective baskets to the wall. We grouped our baskets into a loose asymmetrical arrangement, but you could put them all in a row from biggest to smallest, or put the largest one in the middle. So many options!

Push the baskets with hooks onto the wall.
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Step 4

Cut off the leafy part of the single Fejka artificial potted plant to separate it from the pot. Remove the artificial three-pack potted plants from the packaging.

Prep the artificial plants for display.
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Step 5

Arrange the plants within the baskets. Check out these images for inspo.

Put the plants in place in the basket shelves.
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Make a fun arrangement on the wall.
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We love the boho-inspired natural texture of these plant basket shelves.
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As for those tops you took off and set aside in Step 1? Use them as heat-resistant trivet trays in your dining room or on your coffee table to protect wood surfaces from hot food or drink items!

Use the basket tops as trivets.
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An alternate use for the basket tops so you don't have to throw them away!
credit: Carrie Waller

Carrie Waller

Carrie Waller

Carrie Waller is the writer, stylist and photographer behind the lifestyle and crafting blog, Dream Green DIY, which was founded in March 2011. Her work has been featured by Domino, Better Homes and Gardens, Design*Sponge, HGTV Magazine, Country Living, Rue Daily, Glitter Guide, and Apartment Therapy. Carrie lives in Waynesboro, Virginia, with her husband and their four pets.