Hanging planters are one of the best things ever. Not only do they look really cool but this is also a great way to give them all the natural sunlight they need without having to sacrifice precious space on your counter, shelves and so on. What’s also really cool is that you can adapt this idea to suit a variety of different types of plants and planters. Today we’re going to see how you can make a mini hanging planter from scratch.
Materials needed for the mini planter:
- metal hoop
- small pot
- macrame yarn
- twine string
- paint brush
- hot glue gun
- light green acrylic paint
How to craft this adorable hanging planter:
Step 1: Paint the pot
First things first, gather all the materials and get them in one place so it’s easier to work on this project. Prep your acrylic paint and the paintbrush and focus your attention on the flower pot. Paint its exterior and the bottom as well and leave the interior as it is but be sure to paint the rim at the very top to give the pot a nice edge.
Step 2: Wrap yarn around the hoop
If you want to you could leave the metal hoop exposed or paint it in order to change its appearance but we chose to cover it all in macrame yarn to give it a nice texture. The first step is to prep the hot gun glue and then put a little dab of glue on the edge of the hoop.
Then take the macrame yarn and begin wrapping it around the hoop starting from that point so the yarn has something to stick onto. Continue until you’ve covered the entire hoop adding more glue from place to place and secure the other end of the yarn with more glue.
Step 3: Cut a piece of twine string and hang the pot
Now that the hoop is covered in yarn and ready to go, shift your attention back on the little flower pot. You need to cut out a piece of twine string long enough so you can then attach it to the pot on either side and hang it from the hoop. The idea is to have the pot suspended in the middle of the hoop, hanging from this string.
Once you have the string, go ahead and put a little bit of hot glue on the pot somewhere on the outside of the rim, then take one end of the twine string and press it onto the glue so it sticks. Do the same thing on the opposite side of the pot.
Step 4: Wrap twine string around the outer rim of the pot
Now the pot and the string hanger are all done but you can see the ends of the string looking quite ugly. So take some more twine string and use it to decorate the outside rim of the tiny pot. Wrap it around the pot and use hot glue to secure the ends and to make sure the string stays in place.
Step 5: Suspend the pot from the hoop
All the bit are now in place and all that’s left to do is put them all together. So take your little pot and hang it from the hoop. Secure the twine string hanger by tying a knot and making a cute little bow at the top of the hoop.
Step 6: Add a yarn hanger for the hoop
At this point your mini hanging planter is all done and all that’s left to do is actually hang it somewhere. However, in order to do that you first need to make a hanger for the hoop. Take a piece of macrame yarn like the one you used to decorate the hoop and tie it in two spots evenly spaced apart from the middle point where the pot is hanging from.