For a few bucks, I snagged a vintage picnic basket at a resale shop; the lid was falling off, so I took it off completely and turned it into a planter…
A vintage picnic basket is lined with a plastic garbage bag and given a few drainage holes to work as a planter now.
We'll keep this out on our deck for the summer.
I'm never light on plants; I like to pack my planters full of annuals - I really cram them in. I feed my potted plants with Miracle Grow and let them explode over the sides of their containers; this one will be bursting in about 3 weeks or so.
To get my basket ready to accept plants, I stapled a heavy-duty garbage bag to the inside rim and pierced the bottom of the basket and liner with drainage holes.
Large planters can be quite pricey at garden centers. This is an inexpensive option.