DIY Hanging Planter

The Cofran Home
by The Cofran Home
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This super simple project transformed boring, frumpy plastic hanging planters (that I picked up for $3 each at my local hardware store) into hanging planters that are more my style! The whole project only took a couple hours – and I’m in love with how they turned out!
I started with these super basic, not particularly attractive plastic hanging planters.
I removed the plastic hangers (they were just clipped on to the pot), and spray painted the pots white.
Then, I took a piece of twine and cut it to twice the length that I wanted my plant to hang. I folded the piece of twine in half and inserted the two ends upwards into the holes in the pot that were from the plastic hangers (that I removed earlier). I cut three more pieces of twine and did the same thing on the remaining holes.
Once I was done pulling the twine through the holes, I gathered all the ends at the top, and tied them together with an overhand knot.
I put in faux ferns from Afloral. I ended up putting 4 fern bushes in each planter, and it worked out perfectly!
I hung the planters in my screened in porch, and I just love them!
This DIY was the last finishing touch I wanted to put in my screened-in porch to complete my makeover for the room! You can see the whole "Screened Porch Makeover" here!
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  • Justine Justine on Aug 02, 2018

    How do you hang a planter? I don't want to have to drill into the ceiling.

  • NY-Helene NY-Helene on May 19, 2020


  • Sus68509603 Sus68509603 on Jul 19, 2022

    Hi. Would it help to use a little sand paper rough plastic up a little, wondering if paint would hold better in weather. I'm loving this idea thank you

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  • Margot Margot on May 02, 2022

    Love the idea of using twine and the way you inserted and tied it.

  • Carey Marshall Carey Marshall on Jun 11, 2024

    I like the way that you tied the twine. When I hung my planter, I had a terrible time getting it straight, and it ended up just a bit tilted. You had the right idea for getting it to hang straight.

    One thing that I have found, in our hot climate, I can't keep pots watered enough to stay looking good, the water drains out before it can soak into the soil. So I came up with for me a perfect solution. I put a plastic water catcher inside the pot. Then when I water it, the catcher holds the water long enough to soak into the soil and my plants thrive. Any excess drains out as usual but that has been a life saver for my planters with the quick drain in the bottom.