Mid-Century Inspired DIY Plant Hanger

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You guys know I love Mid-Century and if you don’t know it… now you do! I also love working with my jigsaw and today, I’m combining the two.  I’m thrilled to be able to share with you this Mid-Century Inspired DIY Plant Hanger!

DIY Mid Century Inspired Plant Hanger

It’s pretty simple and especially so because I’ve broken the steps down. Want to make one? Follow along with the tutorial.

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

Screws (2-3 inches)

Hardwood – I used a project panel from the Hardware store



Tools needed: Jigsaw, clamps, and sanding pad

Step 2: Print and Size your teardrop

The first thing I did was to do a Google Search for “Teardrop” and picked my shape. From there, I knew that I wanted a pretty large teardrop so I scaled the size up and had it printed as an engineer print at Staples. I got it home and realized that it was a bit too large. Using the print as a guide, I made small dots about an inch in from my line and connected the dots. That allowed me to have a smaller teardrop shape.

DIY Mid-Century Modern Plant Hanger

Step 3: Trace your Form

Once I had the smaller form on my paper, I came in another 2 inches and drew more dots. I connected the dots on the inside to make the inside edge of the drop.

Without cutting the inside out (to maintain stability), I traced the outside form on my wood.

How To Make a Wooden Plant Hanger

DIY Mid Century Plant Hanger Tutorial


Step 4: Cut out your shape

Clamp your project panel piece to another piece of wood. Using a jigsaw, slowly cut your form out.

Step 5: Repeat Step 3 and 4 for the inside of the teardrop

Now that you have the outside of the teardrop cut out, you need to repeat the tracing and cutting for the inside of the teardrop. First, you need to use scissors to cut the middle of the teardrop out. Then tape the paper template to the wood, and trace the middle of the teardrop onto the cut teardrop piece. Lastly, clamp your teardrop down and use the jigsaw on the inside line of the teardrop. *Use a drill with a decently large head to start your hold on the inside.

Step 6: Make a Plant Base

Using the leftover inside piece of your teardrop, make a circular base. For my teardrop, the top of our dutch oven was perfect. Trace the top and then cut it out with the jigsaw.

DIY Wooden Plant Hanger Tutorial

Step 7: Make a Wedge for the Plant Base

When I went to attach the plant circle base, I realized that it would be much sturdier if it touched on all sides to the teardrop. So, I used my cut teardrop form (pictures below will help show this) to make a wedge that would fit in between my teardrop and my plant base.

Make your wedge using your teardrop as a template and then cut it out with your jigsaw.

DIY Tutorial for a Wood Plant Hanger

Step 8: Attach your Wedge to your hanging Planter

Vintage Inspired Plant Hanger

Vintage Inspired Plant Hanger

I used four wood screws that were long enough to go through the wedge and planter.

Vintage Inspired Plant Hanger

Since it’s a bit of an awkward shape, I used clamps to clamp the wedge to the planter and then screwed the screws in.

Vintage Inspired Plant Hanger

Vintage Inspired Plant Hanger

Step 9: Attach the circle Base

Vintage Inspired Plant Hanger

Lay your circle on your wedge and then screw in from the top. You don’t need to worry about the screws being visible, because you are going to put a plant on top.

Step 10: Sand and Stain

Use a sanding block, sand ’till smooth. I spent about three minutes on this part. Apply stain. I used a walnut stain and just rubbed some on with a towel. I wiped off the excess and let dry.

Step 11: Attach Rope and Hang

Mid Century Plant Hanger -1

Mid Century Plant Hanger -2

Mid Century Plant Hanger -3

This project could be free if you had some scrap lumber. If you had to buy everything (like me) it costs less than $20! Crazy, right?

DIY Mid Century Inspired Plant Hanger


 So, are you convinced to try your hand at making one? I’d love to know if you do!

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  1. says

    I love your idea and design! After seeing your instructions I would saw the inside of the teardrop differently. On the design phase you can already draw the “wedge” part, so you don´t have to first cut it out and then screw back in. 😉

    • says

      Totally Jenni. Hindsight is 20/20. After I cut it, I realized that the platform wouldn’t sit well without the wedge, but it would be easier to just cut it with the wedge. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. says

    I am so happy you posted this! I can’t wait to make my own. You have a wonderful blog and I am so excited to have found you. I would love for you to check out my blog. – Serisblog.com

  3. says

    Hi Ashley!

    I just wanted to let you know that I LOVE your diy plant hanger, and I’m featuring you as my pick for the Rockstars this week from Creativity Unleashed!

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    Congratulations and Good Luck!!!

  4. Trista says

    I absolutely love this design. I’m going to try to recreate this week. What size did you end up at? From top to bottom?

  5. Bev True says

    Looks great. Just one observation. I think instead of adding a wedge, i would be inclined to simply make the inside of the teardrop squared off. Seems way easier.


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