DIY Hanging Planter

DIY Hanging Planter

This super simple project transformed boring, frumpy plastic hanging planters (that I picked up for $3 each at my local hardware store) into hanging planters that are more my style!  The whole project only took a couple hours – and I’m in love with how they turned out!

Black Planters

I started with these super basic, not particularly attractive plastic hanging planters.  Like I said, they were only $3 each, so if my project didn’t work out like I imagined and I had to scrap it, I wouldn’t be too devastated .


I removed the plastic hangers (they were just clipped on to the pot), and spray painted the pots white.

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I let them dry completely before I continued.


Then, I took a piece of twine and cut it to twice the length that I wanted my plant to hang.  I folded the piece of twine in half and inserted the two ends upwards into the holes in the pot that were from the plastic hangers (that I removed earlier).    I cut three more pieces of twine and did the same thing on the remaining holes.


Here is a closeup of the holes in the pot to get a better idea of the process.

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Once I was done pulling the twine through the holes, I gathered all the ends at the top, and tied them together with an overhand knot.

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I ordered these faux ferns from Afloral.  I ended up putting 4 fern bushes in each planter, and it worked out perfectly!  I’m obsessed with fake plants, because I could quite possibly be the worst gardener on Earth.  #brownthumb


I hung the planters in my screened in porch, and I just love them!


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This DIY was the last finishing touch I wanted to put in my screened-in porch to complete my makeover for the room!  I can’t wait to show you the whole makeover in my next post.  “Follow” along by clicking the button on the top right of the page to make sure you don’t miss the “Screened Porch Makeover Reveal”!

(UPDATE: Come see the full “Screened Porch Makeover Reveal here!)

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20 thoughts on “DIY Hanging Planter

  1. Stacy says:

    Haha. Omg. I LOvE it. I never thought of hanging faux ferns. Or faux anything. I am so not a plant keep aliveer so this is just my style. Great idea. Thanks!! Looks great btw.

  2. Beverly says:

    I love your idea. I have “tons” of those plastic planters. I would plant live plants in mine because I have a lot of plants. Many which would do great in hanging planters. I never thought of painting them or hanging them with twine. I would use beads on the twine and separate them with knots. The beads would add color.

    • Beverly says:

      I have several empty plastic hanging planters because the plants have died. I’ve kept them around in case I needed a hanging planter. Now, I can repurpose them into lovely hanging planters. As I respnded earlier, I would add clear beads to the twine adding a “twinkle” effect.

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