Hanging Planters You Can Make Yourself

Hanging Planters You Can Make Yourself

Tess Wilson
May 18, 2017

Plants can liven up a home like nobody's business, and hanging plants take that liveliness to a whole new level, literally. These 12 tutorials will help you transform clay, rope, wood slices, and even recyclables into functional, fabulous hanging planters.

Hanging Plant Shelf DIY by A Beautiful Mess

This elegant contraption (above) offers a ton of flexibility, allowing you to swap out plants or easily take plants down for a good soaking and/or trimming.

Rope Hanging Planter by Young Married & Traveling

Here's a similar concept, but this time utilizing a beautiful slice of wood with no tools required.

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DIY Air-Drying Hanging Planters by Food52

Charming clay pinch pots provide a sweet home for plants that don't require a lot of water or drainage.

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DIY Hanging Plant Holders by Craftifair

You'll probably have to translate the instructions and the measurements are in metric, but this clean, modern DIY is worth the extra effort, and it can be easily made "with little means but a little patience. To ensure that the plants are not stolen, the plant holders are kept very simple." Bonus!

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Upcycled Planters by Almost Makes Perfect

You'll never guess what these beautifully minimal planters are made out of! Spoiler alert: lotion bottles.

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DIY Hanging Wire Planter by A Joyful Riot

This is a great basic tutorial that you can adjust, through spray paint, rope, and bead choices, to perfectly suit your decor.

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$5 Hanging Planter Hack by Paper & Stitch

Cheap hanging planters—these are from the Target Dollar Spot—are upgraded with bits of leftover paint and a higher quality of twine.
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DIY Hanging Planter Upgrade by DIY in PDX

This is the exact same project as above, taken a step more luxe thanks to gold leaf.

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DIY Hanging Water Garden by The Merrythought

"How to keep water from dripping" is perhaps the #1 concern when it comes to hanging planters; these magical teeny gardens solve that problem by actually submerging the plants in water.

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DIY Hanging Planter by Umbra

This tutorial was created especially for an Umbra product, but it can be easily adapted for any shallow planter.

DIY A Hanging Planter for Under £10 by Refinery29

Kick your macrame up a notch with neon string, more knots, and a bunch of sassy beads.

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DIY Lettuce Basket by Home Depot Garden Club

Finally, a hanging planter you can eat! Layer moss, soil, and lettuce starts in a wire basket, water thoroughly, and nibble away.

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