Tie Together a Hanging Planter to Keep Your Plants Safe From Pets

6 Materials
$15
10 Minutes
Easy


Got a pet who keeps getting into your house plants? Then this project is for you. My cat kept getting into my house plants so I decided to throw together a coastal hanging planter to get my plants off the ground and out of her reach. This project is great if you’re going for that beachy vibe, but it can also stand alone as a stylish hanging planter. Check out my step-by-step tutorial to get started!


Tools and Materials

Tools and Materials:

  • Driftwood
  • Plants
  • Scissors
  • Paracord
  • A base (I used a round piece of wood)
  • Fishing net (my piece was 3’x6’)
Wrap the Driftwood
Attach the Fishing Net to the Driftwood


Find the center point of the fishing net and and wrap one end over the driftwood. If this part isn’t totally exact don’t worry, try to get it as centered as possible but if it’s off by an inch or two it’s not a problem.

Fold the Paracord in Half

Fold the paracord in half, making a loop at the center.

Thread

Then thread it through the fishing net and around the driftwood. Make sure to get all three layers of the fishing net. 

Pull Through

Next pull the paracord through the loop you made. Pull it completely taut.

Pull Tight


Split

Then put one side of the cord to either side.

Loop a Single Paracord

Take one line, loop it again, and thread it through the fishing net, this time it’s only two layers. 

Pull Through Again

Take the remaining length of paracord and pull it through. I repeated this one more time on this side.

Pull Tight


Repeat

Then I repeated the process on the other side of the driftwood. Once I got to the end of the driftwood I pulled the paracord nice and tight and let it hang off to the side.

Bring Paracord Together

Next take both pieces of paracord and bring them to a point.

Create a knot

Put both together, loop over, through, and then pull tight to create a knot. You can also tie a normal knot, however this knot looks a little nicer and is more secure. 

Pull Taut


Lay Out the Net
Tie the Fishing Net

About 2 ½ to 3 feet down I gathered the fishing net, twisted it, and made a knot.

Make a Loop

Make a loop, put your hand through it, and then pull the rest of the fishing net back through the hole. This creates an adjustable knot. If you want you can add another knot to hold another plant. 

Pull the Net Through
Fishing Net Knot


Insert the Board
Insert the Board

I inserted the board right above the knot I had made in the fishing net. 

Wrap the Fishing Net

I wrapped the fishing net around the board and tied the edges together with some paracord.

Tie the Net in Place
All Secure


Add Plants
Add Plants


Add some plants and you’re ready to hang!

DIY Hanging Planter

The wooden base will weigh the planter down and prevent it from swinging too much in the wind.


What plants would you hang in this coastal hanging planter? Let me know in the comments below!

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  • Doreen Kennedy Doreen Kennedy on May 31, 2021

    Great idea. This would be a something I could use outside to keep the squirrels from digging in my herb pots.

  • Tonya Tonya on Jul 06, 2021

    This is very different!! AND I LOVE IT!!tfs😍

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