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DIY: Hanging Planter

05/25/2018 11:00AM ● By Enjoy Magazine

Hanging Around

May 2018
Story by Kayla Stock
Photos by Megan Welker

Plant hangers aren’t too difficult to make and can even be an inexpensive project, depending on the materials used. We used a metal bowl, but there are endless possibilities. They add visual interest in high places and keep your plants safe from pets and small children. Check out how to make our quick and easy do-it-yourself hanger on the next page.


Metal bowl 

Plant (we used a prayer plant)


Decorators chain 

3 small S-hooks 

1 large S-hook


Metal file 

TIP: You can use a basket instead of a bowl or rope instead of chain to achieve your desired look.

1. Drill three holes at the top of the bowl. For an accurate weight distribution, space the holes evenly around the bowl. Use the metal file on the holes so there are no sharp edges. 

2. Separate the decorators chain into three even pieces, keeping in mind how far you want the planter to hang down, though the length can be adjusted at the end. 

3. Hook the three pieces of chain onto the bowl by using the small S-hooks.

4. Detangle any chain that may have gotten jumbled.  

5. Plant and secure the plant in the metal bowl.

6. Hook the opposite ends of the chains to the large S-hook. This is where your planter will hang from.

If your chain is too long, you can adjust the bottom ends of the chains to a hole that is higher up on the chain.