When space is tight, but you want to live in a jungle, hanging plants are the answer to all of your worries. This DIY hanging planter will bring the outdoors in and brighten any dark corner with an innovative rustic spin.
- Measure the centre point of your four wood pieces.
- Tightly clamp down each wood piece on to two scrap pieces of wood. This simply serves as a raiser to protect your workspace when drilling.
- Use a hole saw to cut a hole through each of your wood pieces. Line up the drill bit at the centre point mark.
- Measure 1/2” away from each corner of your wood pieces.
- Drill a hole in each corner of the wood with a 3/8” drill bit.
- Sand your wood pieces to remove any splinters.
- Using a brush, stain the wood. Leave the wood to dry.
- Cut four 6’ pieces of rope.
- Tie a knot at the start of each rope.
- From the bottom up, thread each rope through the corner holes of your wood pieces.
- Slide down a wood square, and then tie a knot in each rope 1’ from the previous knot.
- Continue adding the next wood piece and slide it down to rest on the knot you just created. Repeat this process with all wood pieces.
- Ensure that your wood pieces are sitting level and make adjustments in your knots as needed.
- Feed the top of the rope pieces through a metal ring and secure it by tying a knot.
- Pot your plants and place them inside the holes drilled in each wood square.
- Be sure to add a bottom pot tray to your last pot to catch any excess water that runs out after watering your plants.
- Use a ceiling plug to hang your rustic hanging planter!