DIY Upcycled Plant Hanger

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 I have tons of projects that just sit and sit (while collecting dust). Well, this is one that is sitting no more. The sad thing about it is that it only took twenty minutes. Why would you let a twenty minute project just sit and sit? Wish I knew! Anyways, I’m in love with my free and quick DIY Upcycled Plant Hanger!

DIY Upcycled Plant Hanger

I’m pretty sure you get the gist on how to make it, but I’ll break it down for you just in case.

1. Step one : Get a cute planter and put a plant in it.

Photobombing by cat while trying to photograph a project

(Kitty photobombing … seriously, he wouldn’t move!)

2. Step two : Find an old belt.

Make a hanging plant tutorial by Bigger than the Three of us

Step 3 : Cut the buckle off the belt. Cut the belt (long-wise) in three strips.

Parts needed for a hanging planter

Step 4 : Drill three holes in your planter to put the belt through. I drilled using a small bit, then moved up to medium and finally moved to a larger bit.

How to make a hanger plant holder by Bigger than the three of Us

Step 5 : Hot glue each strap on to each other (use clamps to squeeze tight).

DIY Leather hanging planter

Step 6 : Make a knot at the top and hang from a cup hook.

Hanging planter by Bigger than the three of us

DIY Upcycled Plant Hanger

Bigger than the Three of Us Tutorial for a hanging planter

I really love how the leather looks, especially in front of the two rope hangers. Oh, and if you want to check out the white rope hanger, here is that tutorial.

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20 Comments on DIY Upcycled Plant Hanger

  1. Charlotte
    February 26, 2014 at 8:25 am (1 year ago)

    Great idea for re-purposing an old belt! oh and love the cat photobomb! HA!
    And if it makes you feel better, I have unfinished 20 minute projects EVERYWHERE! I think it’s looking at them as one big unfinished mess that discourages me. I think – it’s going to take me forever to finish all these little projects! I need to refocus and look at them individually and get motivated!

    • Ashley Mayes
      February 26, 2014 at 7:13 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks Char! That dang cat…sometimes I just don’t know what to do with him! That does make me feel better. I think the unfinished projects wouldn’t bother me as much if I just cleaned up the mess around them. You know that room you guys stayed in when you where here? Yep, you can barely walk in it right now. Oops.

  2. angela
    March 6, 2014 at 9:44 pm (1 year ago)

    This is such a fantastic project & looks way easier than I thought. And your kitty photo bomber is too cute….I have one those, too. ;)

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

    • Ashley Mayes
      March 7, 2014 at 7:26 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks Angela! Super easy (especially if you don’t have to deal with a Kitty photobombing). =)

  3. Chelsea
    March 6, 2014 at 11:26 pm (1 year ago)

    This is FABULOUS! Lovely!

  4. Patti
    March 8, 2014 at 1:50 pm (1 year ago)

    What a clever use for an old belt. And hanging the 3 little planters from the ceiling is a great use of space in front of a window. I love it.

    • Ashley Mayes
      March 8, 2014 at 7:25 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks Patti! I’ve been surprised on how much I really love the trio of them hanging in that space. =)

  5. Michelle
    March 16, 2014 at 10:15 am (1 year ago)

    I have one of these planters…I thrifted mine…its a vintage Lawnware planter that people now use to make light fixtures out of…you can search on ebay to see what I mean.

    • Ashley Mayes
      March 16, 2014 at 12:19 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks for sharing. I had no idea that people made lights out of them. I picked a set of three of them up at a garage sale last year.

      • Emily
        March 18, 2014 at 6:51 am (1 year ago)

        Thanks for stopping by and linking up. Can’t wait to see what you share next Monday!

  6. sara
    June 5, 2014 at 3:02 pm (12 months ago)

    oh my goodness, this takes me BACK! My aunt used to make hanging lanterns out of these planters. She turned them upside down, drilled holes into the flower designs and we would screw in “light bright” style lights on the inside. They would glow bright and cheerful throughout the summer months at our campsite! I HAVE to make this fresh take on them.

    • Ashley Mayes
      June 7, 2014 at 7:52 am (12 months ago)

      Someone else told me about those lights and directed me to Ebay. I had no idea! Then, last week I was browsing a new Urban Flea Market and I saw them in person. Apparently they are still some-sort of a collector item. I love that you have a story behind it. =)


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