DIY Hanging Succulent Planter

4 Materials
1 Hour

Use a dollar store bowl, embroidery hoop, and cord to create this trendy hanging succulent planter.
Grab your supplies and get ready to create your hanging succulent planter! First make sure your embroidery hoop and bowl fit. You want the hoop to come up under the lip of the bowl, but not be at risk for the bowl to slip through the hoop. You also want to avoid a bowl that is too big and doesn’t go far enough up the bowl. This will make your hanger unstable.
Next, decide how long you would like your planter to hang. Then cut three lengths of cord, adding on 3-inches to your hanging length for knots. Tie a secure knot on the end of each length of cord
Loosen the outer ring of the embroidery hoop and push through each of the knots, spreading them out around the hoop. Then tighten the tension of the outer hoop so that the knots cannot be pulled through between inner and outer hoops. 
Plant your succulent, or whatever plant you choose, in your ceramic bowl. Clean up the edges and sides just in case any soil is lingering. Place bowl inside hoop. Lift up on your lengths of cords until they are taut. Gently lift your hoop and planter off the ground and create a knot that allows your plant to hang balanced. This took me two tries, but it’s really not too difficult.
Use an S-Hook or O-Ring to hold up your planter. Then hang it from a hook you may already have hanging, or you can use simple screw hooks mounted to suspend your planter. 
Now sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor! This is a quick and easy way to bring some green life into any room! Check out the full post at
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3 of 6 questions
  • Tonie Wright
    on Oct 28, 2017

    What's your question? Could you use "Yarn"?
    • Carol
      on Oct 4, 2018

      Maybe if you tightly braided your yarn in 3, 6 or 9 pieces (a braid is divided into three sections, your braided yarn can have 3, 6 or 9 pieces of yarn per section, per line) it may work. It may be heavy enough that way. You can make it plain or variegated with different colors of yarn! Yes, it still will stretch when you put a plant in it, but it might do that some when using cord. Just keep that in mind when cutting you lengths of yarn. This is a cute idea and I really like it. I might have to try it as well!

  • Melanie
    on Oct 4, 2018

    Seems kinda heavy, is it? I like the idea though.

    • Queenbee
      on Oct 5, 2018

      If u use a heavy enough cord it should be fine. If u r doing a bigger plant u would obviously have to use something a more substantial to accommodate that.

  • Barbara
    on Feb 2, 2019

    How do you attach the cord to a ceiling made from fiber stuff

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  • Doreen Kennedy
    on Feb 20, 2020

    Pretty cute

  • Marie Cook
    on Feb 20, 2020

    Great idea, and so simple to complete. If you have old Tupperware bowls in storage, they would work for this, as well. The outside rim could act as the hoop. Make knots in the cord to give them grip under the edge. With today's paint for plastic items, you could clean and paint them any color you needed.

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