I’ve seen a few DIY hanging planter tutorials around pinterest lately, but I had a hankering to challenge myself with something different this week. I purchased these grapevine wooden wreaths at the dollarstore a few weeks ago and I hadn’t done anything with them in my garden yet. I had thought of making succulent wreaths with them but then I started thinking about suspending a pot within them. Making my own DIY hanging planter became the new challenge. To make it fun, I decided to use all dollarstore supplies.
I was successful at finding everything but the jute cord at the dollarstore. Here is some like the type I used. The other supplies you’ll need are:
- A grapevine wooden wreath small size $1
- A plastic pot that fits the inner diameter of the wreath $1
- A pretty printed dishtowel $1
- Jute cord (strong, able to hold 20lbs) $2 (I only used 6 yards out of 50)
- Glue gun and hot glue
- Fake leaves (optional)
I have noted prices of the things I bought, and this project comes out to only five dollars! A DIY hanging planter for five dollars!! That’s a steal right? I like to do projects but sometimes making things ends up costing more than buying your original inspiration piece which is so disappointing considering you are also on the hook for manual labor. Well in this case, prepare yourself for happiness. This project is the best kind, cheap and easy, I think I only spent about 30 minutes on this while my baby was napping and I made two!!
So first step, lay out the towel horizontally and begin to wrap it around the pot, gluing along the way. Tuck in the top edge and glue that as well.
Continue wrapping and glueing until you’ve used your whole towel around your plastic pot.
Next, finish out gluing the top edge inward as shown above. You should have excess towel fabric at the bottom of your pot, that is okay.
Gather the extra towel fabric and use a piece of jute cord (about one half a yard) to tie it in place. Wrap the excess cord around and around until you run out. Glue the cord in place as shown. Optional- fray the excess ends of the towel, I did and it gave the towel a more natural look.
Set your pot aside and grab the wreath and jute cord. Cut three pieces of the cord, roughly a yard each.
Tie each cord on the wreath in a triangular formation and gather at the top, evenly. Tie the jute cord into a looped knot to form a hanger. Place your pot within your wreath hanger and fill with fake or real greenery! Your DIY hanging planter is complete!
The reason I chose to use fake leaves is I was thinking about putting these planters in my daughters’ room as decor. Fake ivy leaves will be much safer, cleaner and easier for a kids room. These would also look awesome on a patio.
Oh and I have already been asked about our keyhook I have a tutorial for the shutter keyhook here.