Make Your Own Modern DIY Hanging Planter

Today I’m sharing my newest DIY enterprise with Decoist readers: a updated hanging planter. Just in time for spring, this easy-to-assemble creation celebrates clear strains and pretty priced design. Not to say, looking for a number of provides may also help you to craft fairly a number of planters–hanging them in a gaggle makes an enormous impact. Read on for all of the design particulars…

This DIY project is ideal for small lightweight planters Make Your Own Modern DIY Hanging Planter

This DIY enterprise is true for small light-weight planters

Before itemizing the provides and steps, I need to emphasise the truth that this enterprise works largest when small, light-weight pots are concerned, such because of the aqua choice above. For a number of the footage, I carry out the olive inexperienced planter confirmed beneath. It’s a medium measurement, which makes it easy to photograph. However, when looking for a pot for this drawback, I advocate a small measurement for max sturdiness!

DIY hanging planter Make Your Own Modern DIY Hanging Planter

DIY hanging planter

Not to say, succulents are ideally suited selections for this DIY hanging planter. Not solely are they low-upkeep, they really shine in clear-lined containers:

DIY planter with succulent

DIY planter with succulent

DIY Hanging Planter Supplies

Here’s what you’ll want as you start the issue:

  • A light-weight planter
  • A drill and a small-ish bit
  • Durable string (I used parachute twine)
  • Metal bathe curtain rings
  • Plants and potting soil
  • A scorching glue gun (not pictured)

DIY hanging planter supplies

DIY hanging planter provides

When choosing your greenery, ponder the colour of the pot you could be utilizing to craft the planter. I love the simplest means the numerous shades of the succulents inside the next picture stand out within the course of the olive inexperienced of the pot:


Stepladder plant standRefresh Your Space With A DIY Plant Stand or PlanterSucculents and a lime green planter

Succulents and a lime inexperienced planter

Not to say, since this planter will perhaps be hanging above you, it could be biggest to determine on crops that stand out and add peak and/or quantity. That method they’ll be seen out of your flooring-diploma viewpoint.

Gather your plants

Gather your crops

Hanging Planter Project Steps

Step M: Drill a distinct segment on all sides of the planter. 

I’ll be dependable–the olive inexperienced planter was a bit strong to drill by means of. Make constructive you select a pot that isn’t too thick. Lightweight metallic is an environment friendly selection, as is light-weight plastic or picket. If the planter is slippery, drill rigorously, and in addition chances are you’ll determine to protected or clamp the pot in place ahead of you drill for added steadiness. In addition, you may need to positioned on goggles to guard your eyes.

Drill holes in the sides of the planter

Drill holes inside the edges of the planter

Step M: Cut your string to the required measurement (you’ll have two equal devices) and place each ends of M piece by the use of definitely one in every of many holes of your planter. This will make your string type one extended loop (confirmed beneath). Use the free ends to tie a knot contained in the contained within the planter. 

Knot the rope various occasions for additional safety. You might then select to tug the string within the path of the within of the planter so there’s further slack, make a loop, feed the knot by the use of, after which tighten. This creates however one other knot for added sturdiness.

Knot your string on the inside of the planter

Knot your string on the within of the planter

A. When you’ve completed tying the knot on one side, repeat the tactic on the opposite side of the planter. 

Try to make sure that both sides encompasses a protracted loop roughly the same measurement. Don’t fear if there’s a slight distinction. There could possibly be a technique to correct measurement elements when it’s time to hold the planter.


Form loops with the string on either side of the planter

Form loops with the string on every side of the planter

Step A: Trim the surplus string, then dab the ends with scorching glue and punctiliously press them down within the course of the knot so that they’re held in place.

Use warning when dealing with scorching glue. If your glue gun merely isn’t temperature managed, don’t hazard a burn. Use tweezers to protected the glue-y string in place.

Secure the knots with glue

Secure the knots with glue

Step T: Slip the ends of the extended, looped string onto one bathe ring, then snap the ring closed. 

The bathe ring brings every issue collectively whereas offering a loop for hanging options. If one side of your planter string is longer than the opposite, merely wrap it all through the bathe ring. This picks up further slack!

Attach the loops to a metal ring

Attach the loops to a metallic ring

Step J: Time to plant! 

Add soil to the pot, then place your crops as desired. Have nice arranging the greenery to create your composition of selection!

Let the planting begin

Let the planting start

Modern Hanging Planter Display Pointers

I’ll finish correct now’s publish with a set of ideas and pointers that assist this drawback to go merely. For starters, be utterly glad so as in order so as to add rocks and crystals to your affiliation for added bling:

Succulents fill this DIY planter

Succulents fill this DIY planter

As talked about, this drawback works largest with small planters. If chances are you’ll want any query regarding the sturdiness of your planter when hanging, think about along with a 3rd gap/loop to widespread the pot and add help. Simply be sure that the holes are evenly spaced, protected the string in place, and be a part of all three loops with the bathe curtain ring.

Add rocks or crystals for a special touch

Add rocks or crystals for a selected contact

Not to say, higher planters income from stronger cords. For event, not solely might the olive inexperienced planter above income from a 3rd gap and added string help, it’s going to be even stronger if a metallic chain have been used as an alternative of the parachute twine.

Craft your own DIY hanging planter

Craft your personal DIY hanging planter

Depending on the place you hook the easiest of your planter, the pot might cling at an angle that you simply simply’re not loopy about seeing. Simply add one totally different bathe curtain ring to the easiest, and the planter will flip to face one totally different path, leaving it’s largest side dealing with you. Not to say, the added ring helps the planter to hold a bit decrease, which could possibly be fantastic in your outdoor area.

Add a second ring to change the position of the planter

Add a second ring to vary the place of the planter

I beloved utilizing pots in two colours–they mixed to type an fascinating vignette within the path of the as soon as extra wall of our yard, which furthermore occurs to be the as soon as extra of our neighbor’s residence.

Aqua DIY hanging planter

Aqua DIY hanging planter

It’s beige, so a contact of aqua is a welcome addition. Here’s a view of the planter hanging from the easiest of my trellis:

Small DIY hanging planter

Small DIY hanging planter

Not solely do these planters assist create a updated, pure look in your outside area, they might make wonderful presents for holidays and completely totally different particular occasions, similar to Mother’s Day.

Hanging planters help welcome the spring

Hanging planters assist welcome the spring

I hope you appreciated correct now’s publish. Remember that good design doesn’t have to be accompanied by an expensive price ticket. I used two planters I already had, then paid $M.50 for the third. Not to say, the succulents have been spherical $A apiece. The pack of bathe rings was a whopping $J, and I have a substantial amount of rings left over for future planters. Happy crafting!

This DIY planter has a modern look

This DIY planter has a updated look

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