Hints for Hanging Baskets
The pictures show how to make your baskets last longer. When you use wire hangers and wrap them around the plastic it puts all the load of that wire in one particular spot which will soon fail. If you use one of the methods I show here, itís easier to put the wire on in the first place, and only costs you a tiny amount for the washers shown, or the rod and washer in the fourth picture.
To start, push the wire thru the hole in the basket. If the hole in the basket is smaller that 3/16 of an inch, you can open it up or ask me to do that for you. Then when you get the baskets you put the hanger wire thru the hole, thru a washer and thru a second washer. Then bend the wire 180 degrees and go back thru the first washer and back up thru the hole in the basket. Thatís it, no more bending.
As you can see in the pictures that distributes the load (weight) of the basket onto a much larger area of the basket and they will last longer for it. The two pictures on the left above are looking up from the bottom of the basket, the other is looking down from the top. It is not necessary to bend the wire over on the top unless you might have very heavy baskets, but I doubt that. The wire will not straighten out if bent like it shows.