I’m so excited we are allllmost all done our deck! We’ve been in our house over a year now and knew we were planning to put one in when we took out the back door from our kitchen (which made a huuuge difference in our kitchen!) but now that the deck is on and the door is in I am so crazy excited to use it! Hopefully in the next week or two I’ll be sharing photos of the new space! Today I’m sharing some fun hanging planters I made to help brighten up the space when it does come together!
Last month I missed the Home Depot Gift Challenge just barely so this month I was determined to get a project done on time (I feel like I’m the queen of last minute lately!). The challenge this month was to use sisal rope and create a gift fit for a best friend. I totally cheated and am calling my hubby my best friend so I could keep these… but they would make a great gift for a girlfriend too! The best part is that they come together in minutes if you don’t include painting the pots!
You can check out all the awesome projects from the other bloggers in the challenge by clicking the images below!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own DIY Hanging Planters:
- Plastic planters (mine were from the dollar store)
- Spray paint (unless your planters are pretty as is!)
- Sisal rope (mine is 1/2″ from Home Depot)
- Drill with a half inch bit
- Pretty plants
Start by painting your planters if you like. I got my planters from the dollar store and the dull grey colour I bought really didn’t work with the sisal- plus, I wanted something fun for my patio! I sprayed them with Krylon spraypaint in the colours: Emerald Green, Citrus Green, and Ocean Breeze. I love how bright and colourful they are! It took me three light coats to get coverage I was happy with.
When your planters are dry, you can drill holes to hang them. I chose to drill three, evenly spaced around the planter. The easiest way to do this is to drill against a solid surface (we just used the grass) and drill from the inside. Some paint will flake away around the hole, but the sisal rope knots are quite thick so it’s not at all visible. Thread the rope through, tying each piece. It’s up to you how long you make each hanger- just tie one big knot at the top to hang!
Pretty easy right? I am loving the look of macrame plant hangers too, so now that I have these for my patio I think I need to try my hand at some macrame to have indoors. Do you have hanging planters in your house? I’m so terrible at keeping plants alive even if they’re right on my counter, I’m worried if I hang them in a corner somewhere I’ll forget about them! Even the succulents I bought (and wrote ‘Please don’t kill me’ on) have suffered the same fate… I’m wondering if maybe I’m an over-waterer because I’m worried I’ll forget about them. *sigh* One day I’ll have beautiful plants!