DIY Hanging Planter

8 Materials
$30
1 Hour
Easy

If there is one thing you could gather from reading our blog or even just reading our about page, it's that Chanda and I both adore all things plants and all things copper. Which is why today's post is so easy to see why it is one of my favorite projects. Gotta love when projects are easy and have that instant gratification factor, but then you throw copper plants and a cherry on top of green moss- happiness indeed! So you might be wondering where I got this oh so stylish "sugar" copper container- good old goodwill. I snagged this beauty for a buck and I had no idea what I was going to do with it, I just knew I needed it. And it needed me. Soo moral of the story- if you don't have a cute copper container no sweat- really any tin or metal container will do- it just needs to be somewhat lightweight since I am going to show you how to make it a hanging planter. Ready?


Supplies:
  • Plant & Saucer
  • Moss
  • Dirt
  • Plastic disposable pot (your plant may have come in one)
  • Drill and bit
  • 3 Metal chains for hanging (length depending on preference, mine were 1 ft 6)
  • Hooks for attaching chains
  • S hook for hanging to ceiling and hook for installing into ceiling





Start by drilling three holes into your vessel, this is where we will be attaching the chains and hooks





Next attach your hook and then chain... you may need pliers to unlink the chain





I linked all the tops of my chains around one ring, then I will use an S hook to attach the ring to the main hook in ceiling....





Next I transplanted my fern into a larger pit and places a saucer inside the copper tin to catch all access water





Next I added moss to no only make the pot look fuller and cuter but it will serve as a way to keep my fern nice and moist for those days I might not get a chance to water- score!





I need to get hubby to climb the ladder and help with the hook for the ceiling with me, but in the mean time I am loving my hanging plant!!




I absolutely love the visual of these hanging planters! The copper is my fave!





Just look at that fern! So in love!
 
Cheers,

Sam

Suggested materials:

  • Plant & saucer
  • Moss
  • Dirt
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Have a question about this project?

2 questions
  • Dee
    Dee
    on Mar 17, 2016

    Is thee moss live? where do you find it? If not live moss..did you have to paint it?

    • Zest it Up
      Zest it Up
      on Mar 21, 2016

      Yep, just plain old moss from a bag. I actually picked this moss up at Ace. They have a pretty nice selection. It does such a nice jump of holding onto extra moisture for the fern and tidying up the appearance (as opposed to exposed dirt). Best of luck!

  • Marty Foreman
    Marty Foreman
    on Mar 25, 2016

    What did you use to attach the chain to the copper container? Has to be something strong & help with weight of container when done. I can see something to be about an inch or two in length and then chain attached to it but can't make out what. You mention "S" hooks at top, is that what you used and then flattened then out? Thank you.

    • Zest it Up
      Zest it Up
      on Feb 3, 2017

      Hi there! We used supplies that we had lying around but you could also go to Home Depot and look in their hardware department and find a sturdy S Hook to use! Using washers would also help reinforce the sides so that the sides don't give out!

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