10 Stunning DIY Hanging Planters You Can Make To Liven Up Your Home

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Decorating a house with live plants and homemade decor creates an inviting, cozy atmosphere. Once many people start adopting plants, it becomes something like a healthy addiction. It's common to run out of space where plants can flourish and get adequate sunlight. Luckily, you aren't constrained to keeping your plants on tables and countertops, as you can also make use of vertical space.

Hanging macrame planters is a current trend that you can DIY without any previous knowledge or skillset. These rope-based designs are easy to make and don't require expensive and niche supplies. In most cases, you only need three to five "ingredients" to craft hanging planters. Below, you'll find ten innovative ideas that will accentuate your interior design while providing a perfect home for your plant collection.

Create a classic twine pot holder

Bohemian-esque macrame plant holders are made entirely of twine and hang from the ceiling to cradle plant pots. Making them isn't as daunting as the knotted array of twine may appear. All you need is your chosen plant pot and four pieces of twine that are six feet long. Flip the pot upside-down and tie the twine in a knot, carefully weaving the pieces as seen in @designs.by.carol's TikTok. You can use any color twine, like this assorted 12-pack on Amazon, and glass, plastic, or terracotta pots as the base. Just make sure you put pots with a drainage hole inside a larger pot so water has somewhere to leak besides your floor.

Elevate your plant collection on a rustic wood slab with ropes

Using a wood slab and four pieces of six-foot twine, tie a knot in the twine lines on one side of the wood piece. Then, pull each rope piece through the wood slab and tie them in a loop at the other end to suspend the wood. Use the same twine used in the previous DIY idea and find rectangular or round wood slabs on Amazon. Purchasing a single wood slab costs nearly as much as buying a bulk pack, and buying the latter is recommended to get a better value. With this in mind, you're better off doing this DIY project if you intend to do more than one hanging planter.

Tie a T-shirt macrame style

Put an outgrown jersey fabric t-shirt to use by tying it macrame-style to make a hanging plant holder. Cut the t-shirt horizontally into eight strips about 1.5 inches wide. It's important to make these strips even, and you'll need a non-slip ruler, like this one from Amazon. Tie a base knot with all the fabric tied together and duct tape it to the ruler to keep it in place. Put the fabric pieces in pairs and tie knots every two inches, binding the pairs together until you get to the bottom. Tie all the fabric end pieces together in a knot, creating a supportive bottom to fit a plant pot. You'll need a screw-in ceiling hook to hang the final piece from your ceiling, which are found cheap on Amazon or at most Home Depots.

Transform a thrifted ceramic pot into hanging decor

There are thousands of plant pots on the market, but you can use any similar-shaped vessel to house your plants. As long as you use nursery pots with drainage holes, such as this assorted pack from Amazon, greenery will flourish. Add a touch of retro to your macrame pot holders, and visit your local thrift shop to pick up some secondhand bowls, vases, or pots. Tuck a smaller nursery pot inside your thrifted vessel, repot your plant, and nestle the pot duo safely inside a homemade macrame holder.

Repurpose embroidery hoops into a bohemian basket hanger

Start with three embroidery hoops small enough to hold the pot or basket you intend to hang. You can find these in the cross-stitching section at craft shops and big box stores. Bind the three hoops in a triangular shape, wrapping the sides with twine to keep them together. You can use duct tape if you don't have string on hand. However, this may throw off the aesthetic of the finished piece. Tie a rope at the top or dangle the embroidery hoops over a curved hook to hang them from the ceiling. Secure the basket or pot to the embroidery hoop that it's nesting in for extra security using hot glue, Gorilla glue, or Gorilla hot glue off Amazon. Keep in mind that Gorilla products are more expensive, but they also have a reputably stronger hold, making them more reliable for keeping your plants safe.

Upcycle a plastic bottle into a hanging plant holder

Make use of empty products around your home by repurposing plastic bottles as plant holders. This is arguably the easiest DIY on this list, but you must be selective with which plants you keep in these hangers. Due to the shape of most plastic containers, there's no way to add a drainage pot. Therefore, you should pot greenery that doesn't require much water in the first place, such as succulents or plants that aren't in direct sunlight. All you need is spare lotion, sauce, or drink bottles. Cut them in half using scissors or an craft blade, and use a hole puncher to poke holes in either side. String twine or yarn through each hole and tie them together to make a hanging purse shape to dangle from your walls or ceiling.

Create an unconventional curtain of potted plants

Once you've made macrame plant holders, most people hook them on wall or ceiling hooks and call it a day. If you're looking for a unique way to display your plants while providing ample sunlight, try creating a "plant curtain" by dangling them from a suspended rod. Choose a room you don't mind getting full sunlight throughout the day, remove any curtains, and roll up any blinds that may obstruct the window. Put up a curtain bar if you don't already have one, and hook the macrame pot holders over it. If there is a lot of vertical space, you can hang more than one rod. Just make sure it is secure by using drywall anchors or molly bolts, as described in this helpful tutorial at T. Moore Home Redesigns, L.L.C.

Broaden your horizons with a living moss ball plant holder

Don't be afraid to take inspiration from other cultures when creating indoor plant displays. "Kokedama" are Japanese moss balls that encase the roots of suspended plants. All you need is your house plant, potting mix, fresh or dried sheet moss, and (once again) twine or string. Make sure you choose a plant that prefers saturated conditions, such as those from this House Digest list, and use damp potting soil to form a round sphere around their root ball. You can find sheet moss at gardening shops and craft stores like JOANN. Carefully wrap the sheet moss around the root ball, securing it with string as you go. Water the finished product by soaking the "Kokedama" in water, then gently squeezing out the excess before hanging it in your home.

Tuck your plants in a hanging shoe organizer

If you have a whole assortment of plants you want to hang in an organized fashion, try using a hanging shoe organizer, such as this 28-pocket storage hanger off Amazon. You should use a clear plastic design so you can monitor the soil health and ensure water doesn't drip out the bottom. Pick plants you're adept at watering or don't need much moisture since this design has no way to drain if you overwater. Fill the base with one to two inches of perlite, and add soil up to about ⅗ of the way up in each compartment so the plant leaves stick out the top. This type of holder is best for harvestable herbs since you'll want to cut their growth regularly to keep them from outgrowing their new home.

Embrace retro vibes with a disco ball planter

Creating an exciting disco ball planter is an easy and quick DIY project. Pick up a clear plastic fish or rose bowl for the base, like this inexpensive $3.99 option from Michaels. When creating the "disco" design, you have two potential methods to take, both of which are on Amazon. Option one is using tiny individual squares, which you'll have to glue on one-by-one by hand. Option two is much easier: buy a sheet of these self-adhesive mirror tiles and cut them down in single lines with a craft knife. Lie the squares along the outside of the bowl using hot glue or the included adhesive backings. Put a houseplant inside a nursery pot, tuck it into the disco ball, and hang these homemade bowls in macrame hangers, as described in the first idea on this list.