I bought my first couple of houseplants  a few weeks ago - succulents, of course, because they're the easiest to keep alive. They've just been sitting by my window but I thought they deserved a prettier display so I decided to make a couple of hanging planters for them. Here's how I did it:


You'll need 2 terra-cotta planters (I got mine for about a dollar each at Michael's), 2 plants, metallic gold spray paint, yarn in your favorite color, and a metal ring (I used an old key chain).


The first step is to tape off your planters where you want them painted. I did sort of a dip dye look for the smaller planter and a diagonal design for the other.

This is the gold spray paint that I used (from Michael's), but there are a lot of metallic gold spray paints that work just as well. I just sat the pots upside down and spray painted them.

The string part of these hanging planters looks like it's complicated but it's really not, it's just kind of hard to explain. I found the instructions that I used here and then I just repeated it. I recommend checking out that link for more detailed instruction, but I'll give you the basic idea:

1. Cut your yarn into 8 strings of equal length (mine were the length of both of my arms outstretched across myself).
2. String the keychain to the middle of these pieces and tie a knot, giving you 8 strings of yarn.
3. I taped my keychain to the table (major friendship bracelet flashback), and then you just tie every 2 strings into a knot. Then take 1 string from each knot (see pictures below) and tie those into another knot.
4. Make sure you tie the last two together, forming a loop.
5. Tie a knot at the bottom (which is where you will place the pot) and repeat this process once more!

Then just place your pot into the yarn loop that you formed and hang the keychain from a hook!

Now you have a fun, modern display for your plants. I'm crossing my fingers that I can keep my plants alive now. :) If you have any questions, just leave a comment below!

1 comment:

  1. What about watering your plants? What about the bottoms?



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