Nowadays, as the gardening space is reducing, people are going towards the trend of vertical gardening, and with that comes the concept of hanging planters. They don’t require a room on the floors, as you can dangle them on the walls or the ceilings. These plant hangers can be placed in your rooms, balcony, garden, backyard, or at any other place you like.
Not only do they help you save space but also enhance the look of your area, and the best part is you can make these planters by yourself i.e., DIY hanging planters.
However, the hanging planters available in the market are either too costly or not up to your taste. So why buy when you can DIY? Here, you will see different DIY hanging planter ideas that will not load your pocket and look terrific.
Let’s make some beautiful DIY hanging planters from scratch.
Different Ways to Make a DIY Hanging Planter
1. DIY Hanging Pot With Cotton Rope
Among all the DIY project ideas, this one is super easy and only needs rope and a pot. For making this hanging planter, you can use the regular pots available in the market. Make some holes in the upper edge of the pot and with the rope make some basic knots.
You can attach the hanging to your ceiling or wall with the help of a hook. You can grow herbs, succulents, or any other plant in them.
2. DIY Hanging Planter From Plastic Bottles
As we all have lots of plastic bottles. So, why not use recycled plastic bottles to hang your plants? We can take any plastic bottle (lotion bottles, water bottles, cold drink bottles, etc.) and use it in many ways either you can cut the base and then make some holes in the cap for drainage, or you can cut the bottle from cap side then make some drainage holes at the bottom. You can also cut the bottle vertically and make the planter.
Now, to hang the bottle make two holes at each side and use jute rope, and insert it in the holes, then tie the knots, and your planter is ready
You can also use spray paint to color the bottle and make some cartoon or other designs to make it look more beautiful. If you want to cover the whole wall of your garden, then this décor will be a perfect choice.
3. DIY Hanging Planters From Old Containers
We all bought sweets, ice creams, curd, protein powder, etc., and with that comes their beautiful containers. As we eventually throw them, why not convert them into beautiful DIY hanging planters? You can make beautiful plant hangers with them and decorate the wall of your sweet home with indoor plants.
Take the container and paint it. You can make some designs over the container and paste some mirrors and stones over it to make it look more beautiful. After that, make some holes in the upper edge of the container so that we can insert rope strings through them and tie some basic knots to make the hanger.
You can also put wooden beads in each string to make it look more beautiful. Now, hang it to the hook on your wall. You can grow succulents, flowers, or any other plant in these lovely-looking containers.
4. DIY Hanging Planters From Old Tires
As the tires of our two-wheelers or four-wheelers get old and we get them changed, the old one goes to waste. So, why not convert that waste into something great? So, either you already have old tires, or you may purchase them from car repair workshops to make hanging planters.
You can either use the whole tire to make a single planter or create three planters from it by cutting the single tire into three equal pieces. To give it a new and shiny look, use spray paints and hang them on the wall with the help of hooks. Also, make sure to make the drainage holes.
5. DIY Hanging Planters From Baskets
Do you also have some old baskets that are no longer in use? So, in this project, let’s convert them into beautiful plant hangers and decorate your room. If you like the color of the basket, then let it be like that, or if you don’t then change it either with the help of spray paints or you can cover it with jute rope.
Now all you have to do is, hang it to the wall with the help of ropes and hooks, then put your already potted plant into it.
6. DIY Macramé Plant Hanger
A DIY macramé plant hanger is a terrific craft idea for all macramé lovers. You can take inspiration from the given pictures for this DIY project and make a beautiful macramé planter by using a macrame cord.
A gold metal ring can also be used at the ends to increase the beauty of the planter. You can hang these macramé planters on the walls of your room or even at your front door.
7. DIY Hanging Planter From Coconut Shell
Are you going to discard those empty coconut shells? Then stop! Because you can turn them into beautiful planters. All you have to do is clean the shell properly and scrub them with sandpaper for a smooth surface, and then you can make two holes in it and hang it with the help of ropes. Now you can grow beautiful flowers, herbs, or any succulent in the planter.
8. DIY Hanging Planter From Embroidery Hoops
A super easy DIY craft idea using simple materials to increase the beauty of your space is to use an embroidery hoop and rope. All you have to do is take the hoop and mark three points on its circumference having a similar gap between them with the help of measuring tape.
Then, cut three equal pieces of ropes as per your requirement (it depends on how high you want to put the hanging), then tie one end of each rope with the hoop on the respective marks, and then make a knot with the ends of all ropes together. Your hanger is ready. You can hang it from the hooks on your ceiling and put any potted plant over it.
9. DIY Hanging Planter From Twine
If you are interested in crafts, then this project will be super fun. Take one big balloon and blow the air into it, then coat 2/3 of the balloon with tissue paper with the help of glue. Let it dry completely. Now, use twine and drape it over the paper-coated balloon with the help of glue.
Let it dry completely and burst the balloon. Then make holes in the upper edge of the planter, and you can hang it with the help of the same twine and hang it in your garden. You can now put your pots in the planter.
10. DIY Hanging Planters From Wooden Plank
Do you have some wooden planks that are not of any use? If yes, We have an easy project for you that will take less than an hour and give an amazing look to your space. Take that wooden plank and scrub it with sandpaper to smooth the surface of the plank.
If you don’t like the original color, then you can take wall putty and mix some drops of acrylic paint of your choice in it. Apply this putty on your plank properly, and after drying it, scrub it with sandpaper to smooth the surface.
Now, make holes at all four corners of the plank. You can tie ropes in these holes by making a few basic knots and hanging them on the wall with hooks. You can put your pots over the plank. This DIY will also save your floor from getting dirty from the water coming from drainage holes.
11. DIY Hanging Planters From Glass Bottles
Are you also having loads of empty soda bottles, wine bottles, ketchup bottles, or any other glass bottles? If yes, then what are you waiting for? It’s time to use them to make hanging planters. Either use them as they are or use spray paint, stones, or ropes to make them look more attractive. Now, all you have to do is make knots on the rope to make hanging for the bottles.
This project is going to be the perfect way to reuse those bottles. These planters can be used to grow plants like pothos, waffle plants, coleus, or others, that grow from cuttings.
12. DIY Hanging Planters From Ice Cream Sticks
You can easily get the packets of Ice Cream Sticks from a crafts shop. Take a rectangular-shaped cardboard, paste the Ice Cream Sticks around it, and let them dry completely (You can make it in a circular shape or square shape).
After that, drill some holes in the planter so that you can hang it on the walls with the help of a rope or hook. Now you can put your potted plant in this beautiful planter.
13. DIY Hanging Planters From Coffee Mugs
Are there old mugs placed in your cupboard? Let’s use them to make something creative. You can use them as cute planters and hang them with the help of ropes.
14. DIY Hanging Planters From Shoes
Do you have old pair of shoes that you don’t wear anymore? If yes, we have a DIY hanging planter project for you. You can make a hanging planter from them and hang them in your backyard. All you have to do is hang them on the wall through a hook.
Now, it’s ready to be used as a planter. You can either put your potted plant in it or put some soil in the shoes and grow your plants.
These hanging planters can be used to grow different kinds of plants, such as flowers, herbs, succulents, and many others.
You can find different variety of beautiful hanging planters in the market too. From ceramic pots to plastic pots, every kind of plant hanger is available in the market, but making them yourself at home will surely give you immense joy.