11 Hanging Planters You Can Make Yourself

updated Jun 15, 2021
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Plants totally liven up a home, and hanging them (whether in a DIY hanging planter or one you pick up from a store) takes them to a whole other level, literally.

The tutorials below will help you transform rope, wood slices and even recyclables into stunning hanging planters for a fraction of the cost of store bought. And if you want to put together a planter to enhance your floor as well as your ceiling, we’ve got instructions for that, too.

1. Brass Ring Planter DIY

These mid-century modern-inspired brass ring planters by A Beautiful Mess only take about 10 minutes to make. They’re perfect for air plants or succulents.

2. Finger-Knit Macramé

This coral hanging planter was finger knitted and accessorized with wooden beads by Anne of Flax & Twine. You can follow her instructions to get the look. 

3. Hanging Plant Shelf DIY 

This elegant contraption by A Beautiful Mess offers a ton of flexibility, allowing you to swap out plants or easily take plants down for a good soaking and/or trimming.

(Image credit: Bobbi Lin for Food52)

4. DIY Air-Drying Hanging Planters

Charming clay pinch pots like these from Food52 provide a sweet home for plants that don’t require a lot of water or drainage.

5. Anthropologie-Inspired

Cara of Never Skip Brunch was inspired by a $198 Anthropogolie hanging planter when creating this DIY. It has a pretty terrazzo pot and gold hoop.

(Image credit: Craftifair)

6. DIY Hanging Plant Holders 

You’ll probably have to translate the instructions and the measurements are in metric, but this clean, modern DIY by Craftifair is worth the extra effort.

(Image credit: Almost Makes Perfect)

7. Upcycled Planters 

You’ll never guess what these beautifully minimal planters by Almost Makes Perfect are made out of! It’s lotion bottles.

(Image credit: A Joyful Riot)

8. DIY Hanging Wire Planter 

This is a great basic tutorial by A Joyful Riot that you can adjust. Just switch up the spray paint, rope and bead choices to your liking.

(Image credit: Paper & Stitch)

9. $5 Hanging Planter Hack 

These Target Dollar Spot pots are upgraded with bits of leftover paint and twine by Paper & Stitch for a super affordable option.

(Image credit: DIY in PDX)

10. DIY Hanging Planter Upgrade 

This is the exact same project as above, taken a step further with gold leaf by DIY in PDX.

(Image credit: The Merrythought)

11. DIY Hanging Water Garden

How to keep water from dripping is perhaps the No. 1 concern when it comes to hanging planters. These magical teeny gardens by The Merrythought solve that problem by actually submerging the plants in water.

Additional reporting by Carolin Lehmann