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Plants totally liven up a home, and hanging them (whether in a DIY hanging planter or one you pick up from a store) takes them to a whole other level, literally.

The tutorials below will help you transform rope, wood slices and even recyclables into stunning hanging planters for a fraction of the cost of store bought. And if you want to put together a planter to enhance your floor as well as your ceiling, we’ve got instructions for that, too.

1. Brass Ring Planter DIY

These mid-century modern-inspired brass ring planters by A Beautiful Mess only take about 10 minutes to make. They’re perfect for air plants or succulents.

This coral hanging planter was finger knitted and accessorized with wooden beads by Anne of Flax & Twine. You can follow her instructions to get the look. 

3. Hanging Plant Shelf DIY 

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(Image credit: Bobbi Lin for Food52)

4. DIY Air-Drying Hanging Planters

Charming clay pinch pots like these from Food52 provide a sweet home for plants that don’t require a lot of water or drainage.

5. Anthropologie-Inspired

Cara of Never Skip Brunch was inspired by a $198 Anthropogolie hanging planter when creating this DIY. It has a pretty terrazzo pot and gold hoop.

6. DIY Hanging Plant Holders 

8. DIY Hanging Wire Planter 

9. $5 Hanging Planter Hack 

These Target Dollar Spot pots are upgraded with bits of leftover paint and twine by Paper & Stitch for a super affordable option.

10. DIY Hanging Planter Upgrade 

This is the exact same project as above, taken a step further with gold leaf by DIY in PDX.

11. DIY Hanging Water Garden

Additional reporting by Carolin Lehmann

Tess Wilson


After many happy years living in tiny apartments in big cities, Tess has found herself in a little house on the prairie. For real.