How to Build A Hanging Basket - A hanging basket is not simply a plant in a pot that hangs. They can fill or break up an empty wall, accent a front porch or create a ball of color. A basket does not need to be a single plant but plant combos with color and form diversity. With limited space, hanging baskets offer a perfect solution for garden color. To create a great looking hanging basket all season long, Fine Gardening has put together a nice tutorial on “building” a hanging basket.