Easy Hanging Planter

5 Materials
15 Minutes

Why are hanging planters from the hardware store so ugly? Those plastic hooks just don't do it for me. So I decided to make myself a really simple hanging planter.

easy hanging planter

I started with this planter from the dollar store. It's plastic, which means it's lightweight, but more importantly, it's easy to drill through.

Look for planters without holes in the bottom so they don't leak everywhere.

easy hanging planter

I spray painted my pot using chalkboard spray paint so that I could draw on it. Metallic spray would would also look cool.

easy hanging planter

Drill 2 holes at the top of the planter on opposite sides.

easy hanging planter

If desired, you can add pattern to your planter. I used chalk pens because they're what I had on hand. Plus, if I hate the design, I can wipe it off and start over.

To keep your design, spray it a few times with clear spray paint.

easy hanging planter

Cut 2 pieces of cotton rope about 4' long each.

Thread a piece of rope into each side, making sure that the ends are even.

easy hanging planter

Tie all 4 rope ends together with a knot, leaving a few inches.

Use 2 of the ends to tie together to make a loop. Tie the remaining rope into another knot or trim it.

easy hanging planter

Place your plant in the pot and hang. I used a metal S hook to hang the plant on a hook in my ceiling. This allows me to reach the ceiling and remove it for watering.

I'm hoping my spider plant likes it's new home. The jury's still out whether it will survive my black thumb or not...

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Have a question about this project?

3 questions
  • Kristin
    on Apr 29, 2019

    So let us in on the walls you were "matching" to? Did you paint them as well?

    • Hohn
      on May 4, 2019

      The look of the wall was a shock to me at first glance because i only see a small portion of the wall. It resembles shibori 13 wall paper, indie artist design. Can be quite stunning on a very large room or one wall as a focal point.

  • Sandy Wyckoff
    on May 19, 2019

    How do i knit bomb my car?

  • Amy Jo Olson
    on May 24, 2019

    Did you drill holes in the bottom for water to drain?

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  • Doreen Kennedy
    on May 6, 2019


  • Lola
    on May 6, 2019

    Suggestion: you can use a diaper or adult pad in the bottom of the pot or you can cut the diaper/pad open & mix the contents with the planter dirt & then plant. This keeps the soil damp longer without the need to water as much.

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