No Care Hanging Flower Pot

5 Materials
2 Hours

I wanted some colorful flowers hanging from the deck roof.

Problem is our Summer temps can reach 100* +, so keeping potted plants,

especially hanging ones from drying out is difficult.

Decided to go the faux route. Not wanting to spend much if anything, I just used what I had.

I found an old ugly plastic pot from a previous plant purchase 

and thought I could make it look nicer.  Out comes my hot glue gun and some burlap trim I picked up at 

Dollar Tree last year sometime. I started covering the container

winging it as I went, gluing where needed. 

I started just inside the rim

Then brought the trim over the rim to cover it.

The trim was approx. 4" wide, 

wide enough to cover the inside top and over the rim.

I flipped the pot over to start covering the bottom section. 

I wanted to cover the seam where the pieces of trim met.

I found a similar trim with lace that I  

 hot glued to cover the seam. 

Had my fingers crossed the hole time with both trims,

 hoping I had enough to cover the container.

Burlap covered plastic pot!

Next I placed what Styrofoam I had in the bottom

and started adding all the faux flowers inserting them into the Styrofoam.

Sticking the taller ones in the center, to add height

and shorter ones around the sides

I used S hooks to grab the rim, 

then added chain to hang it

Not bad for using what I had ~

Didn't spend a penny 

and this will need no watering during our hot Summer!

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  • Cheryl Cheryl on May 15, 2022

    It turned out beautiful! I love the burlap trim. This is the perfect idea for me as I do not have a green thumb!

    • Glad I was able to give you some inspiration. Wish I had a front porch, I can see these hanging along the edge of the roof, they would look so great - ALL the time! LOL Maybe someday I'll have a front porch so I can get this image out of my head! LOL

      Have a great day and have fun ♥