Hanging Planters

Elevate your plants (literally) with these DIY hanging planters! With just a drill and some rope, you can turn your nesting boxes into a cute new home for your plant babies.

  1. Ages: 12 +

  2. <30 minutes

  3. Messy

  4. Grownup needed

Materials you'll need

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Gather your materials.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Mark two symmetrical x’s on one side of your box, towards the top (near the opening). Repeat on the opposite side.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Drill holes where you marked an x. We used ¼” holes, based on our plant size.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Cut your rope into two pieces. Each piece should be about double the distance from the ceiling to your plant. We cut two 60” pieces, because we want our planter to hang down about 30”.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    Thread the two ends of one rope through the holes on one side of the box. Tie in a square knot to secure. Repeat on the other side.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Step 6

    Put your plant in the box and hold up your planter by the two strings. If it hangs evenly, congrats, you are done! If it hangs crookedly, adjust the ropes so that the planter is level, and then tie the strings together near the top to lock it in.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

  • Step 7


    Photo reference of how to complete step 7

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    The recorded history of indoor plants is as old as civilization itself! Ancient Egyptians and Sumerians were known to keep fruit plants in decorative pots to decorate their homes and courtyards. Ancient China even hosted garden exhibitions of potted plants! Today, people all over the world love to keep plants in their home. Studies of indoor plants have even suggested that plants can decrease stress and eliminate small amounts of pollutants from the air!

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