I have become so enamored with hanging planters. Any way to put a plant on a wall is good, but the creative hangers seen online are so fun! I have started to make hangers out of anything and everything I can find in my house. This past weekend, I made about 5 different hanging planters. Hopefully, I will post the rest soon!
I like to use natural materials, and love the combination of leather and metals like copper and silver. The first DIY hanging planter is made from copper pipe strapping I found in our basement, and some rawhide cording left over from my jewelry making days. Materials used for this planter are seen below.
Copper strapping is actually sold in the plumbing department. It is used to hang pipes up, but I raided my husband’s plumbing stash to find cool materials to use.
First, measure the copper strapping and measure it to go around your flower pot, under the lip. Leave an inch or more overlap. You can bend the strapping back and forth to break it.
Cut 2 pieces of leather cording about 36 inches each. Thread the cording through the holes where the strapping overlaps, to hold the circle together. Then continue threading the cording through the holes on one side of the circle. Do the same on the other side.
This project works better if you can get the circle to have a number of holes that is divisible by 4. This circle has 32 holes. So, one piece of cording is threaded through 8 holes, there are 8 holes with no cording, and the second piece of cording is threaded through 8 holes, and then 8 more holes with no cording. This way, the plant hanger can hang evenly.
When the cording is threaded through the holes, adjust the cording so that the loose ends are the same length.
Then, take a piece of strapping about 4 inches long, and thread the leather cording through 2 holes near the bottom. This holds the cording in place and keeps them from slipping. This piece of copper at the top is then used to hang the planter from a small hook or ring.
Cut another piece of cording about 8 inches long and thread the two ends through 2 of the holes at the top of the piece of copper. This makes a loop to hang the hanger from.
And that is it!