diy plant hangers

February 26, 2013

i am in the process of filling my boyfriends place with plants (this happens when you date or friend me). i had brought him a fern. it needed to hang. but i hated the site of the plastic container. i had to make it visually pleasing quick but was without my usual gear. so in an effort to be budget friendly and resourceful considering the immediacy of the situation (ugly plastic pots are visually offensive to me) i planted it in a terracotta pot that was laying around and for a base i used a bowl he frequently eats his soup out of (sorry babe – promise this part is a temporary fix). to make the hanger itself i took basic white cotton rope and braided three long strands. i tied each end of the three braided strands together. after i tied them i wrapped them several times over to give it a cleaner and more sculptural look and hung that puppy up. voila. plant hanger city! the round pot hanger is an example of another quick diy fix plant hanger i made a few months prior (also at his place). this hanger is made of cooking thread! i cut about 10 or 12 long strands, again tie them at each end, spread em’ insert the pot and you are golden!

got any cool quick plant hanger ideas – share ‘em! although i collect vintage macrame plant hangers i always love a quick fix for plant hanging glory.

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  1. dani says:

    This is a great idea, with the bowl under it. I have tons of vintage bowls that are just sitting around. thanks!

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