DIY Vertical Planter: How to Update a Sad Corner With Hanging Plants

Mitch Couch
by Mitch Couch
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If you have a neglected corner in your home that could use a touch of greenery, creating a DIY vertical planter is a simple and effective solution.

This project not only adds depth and interest to your decor but also provides a handmade touch that adds character to your living space.

This post was transcribed by a member of the Hometalk editorial team from the original HometalkTV episode.

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How to make a plant hanger

1. Measure and Prepare the Poles

Head to your local hardware store and buy a set of expanding closet poles.

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There is a cap on the ends of the poles that needs to be removed.

We will need that screw hole when permanently attaching the poles together.

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Connect the poles by inserting one inside the other.

Then, use this longer pole to measure from the floor to the ceiling in the area where you plan to build your DIY vertical planter.

Mark the height of the ceiling on the pole.

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2. Drill and Assemble

Now, let's join these two poles together to create the floor-to-ceiling stand for our hanging planters.

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First, mark the desired height on one pole.

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Then, align the end of the other pole with the screw hole at this mark.

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Pre-drill through both poles, ensuring alignment.

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Once drilled, reattach them securely using the screw. This will provide the perfect size stand needed for your project.

Pre drill a hole in the pole

3. Install Brackets

Now, let's attach brackets to the stand to hang some planters. Start by pre-drilling using the smallest drill bit available.

Self tapping screw

Opt for a self-tapping screw, ideal for metal poles.

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Slowly, drill the first screw partially, as we'll need to slide the bracket into place before securing the screws.

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Now, slide your bracket in and test if it fits correctly.

Mark the position of the next screw

Use a pencil to mark where the next screw should go.

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Pre-drill again before inserting and tightening the screws.

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Make sure the bracket fits snugly.

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Repeat the process for the second and third brackets, positioning them at slight angles.

Install the ceiling bracket

4. Hang the Stand Securely

Install the bracket of the curtain rod into the ceiling.

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Align your pole inside the bracket.

This creates a secure connection from floor to ceiling, forming the basis for your handmade DIY indoor plant stand.

Tie a knot in twine

5. Create Plant Hangers with Twine

Next, let me show you how to make a plant hanger using twine.

Start by tying a knot in a long piece of twine to create a large loop.

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Arrange the twine loop with one part folded inward.

Twist the twine

Twist this folded section of twine to make a smaller loop.

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Position your potted plant on the twisted part.

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Next, take one side of the outer twine loop (the side near the top of the smaller loop where your plant sits) and pass it over the smaller inside loop.

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Then, bring it down and thread it back through the smaller loop.

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Now, gently pull to tighten the twine.

Fold twine over the plant

Fold this piece over your plant to the opposite side of the twine.

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You'll now have two hanging arms. Pull these upward to tighten the twine hanger around the plant.

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Adjust the size according to your liking.

Repeat these steps for each plant to create a lovely hanging display.

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6. Hang and Secure Plants

Hang your plants from each of the brackets.

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In just a few simple steps, you've turned a forgotten corner into a lush haven with your floor-to-ceiling plant stand.

Your hanging plants not only bring nature indoors but also contribute to a more vibrant and lively atmosphere.

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Whether you have tips to share or want to showcase your unique twists on this DIY tall plant stand, I'd love to hear from you.

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  • Colleen Colleen on Feb 11, 2024
    There needs to be a picture of the pole at the floor, how is it secured?
  • Dl.5660408 Dl.5660408 on Feb 11, 2024
    It’s a great idea, but I’m wondering what you did to the end pole that’s against the floor?
  • RichTina Morrison RichTina Morrison on Apr 01, 2024
    When you mention closet poles then you mention curtain rods. Which is it? I have a very tall ceiling in my Florida room. It's is say 8-9feet.
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