One of my favorite features in my garden is all of the hanging planters. If you ask me, a hanging planter just completes the space. Plus, these hanging planter ideas will allow you to maximize the space on your porch or patio so more plants are always welcome!
Hanging Planter Ideas: Outdoor
Traditional Hanging Basket
You can’t go wrong with dressing up your porch or patio in a simple, traditional woven hanging basket. Since the weave is great for those of you looking for a rustic touch, fill your basket with classics like petunias, pansies, and even calibrachoas.
Fill small tin containers with a layer of pebbles for drainage followed by rocks, soil, and the plant of your choosing. Use S hooks or clothespins to attach these to your trellis for a really unique hanging planter idea. I think this would work great for an outdoor vegetable garden. You can use a pallet instead of a trellis, as well.
Hanging Planter Ideas: DIY
Repurposed Hanging Baskets
Transform old PVC pipes into a hanging planter with a set of chains and a drill. You’ll need two holes in the ends of the PVC pipe to hang them. It’s also a good idea to drill a few holes in the bottom to provide drainage for the plants. Fill with vegetables or the flowers of your choosing.
Transformed bird cage
An old birdcage is a perfect thing to turn into an outdoor planter! Line the bottom 3-5 inches of your pot in coir liner. This will keep your plants from drying out. Once the coir is in place, fill it with your favorite flowers and other beautiful plants. The Empress Of Dirt has a great tutorial.
Turn a bit of old shelving into a DIY planter or use this awesome tutorial from Shanty 2 Chic that will guide you through the entire DIY process. I love the rustic hardware that she chose for this project, as well! It would look terrific in any home.
Hanging Planter Ideas: Indoor
Bring The Outside In
Bring a little bit of the great outdoors into your own home with this super easy hanging planter idea. To create, make your own macrame planters out of your favorite colors of yarn. Once wrapped up in macrame, hang them from a shelf made from tree branches.
Attach leather straps to lightweight and modern terra cotta pots for an IKEA-Esque DIY project. Be sure to weave the leather around the bottom of the pot so that it stays upright and hanging for as long as is needed.
Hanging Planter Ideas: Glass
Looking for something super unique? Pick up a glass terrarium vase from Target or World Market. While there, pick up some thick nautical rope. String the rope through the neck of the vase, tying a large knot in order to create a hanger. Dot the knot with some hot glue to ensure it holds. Once the glue is dry, fill your terrarium and enjoy the way that it looks.
Old Wine Bottles
Don’t throw away your old wine bottles! You can turn them into a hanging planter instead. Cut off the bottom of your glass bottles and fill with peat moss and seeds. Over time, the plant will grow out the bottom to create a cool vine look. Hang the bottles in your desired location with wire wrapped around the stem.
Loop some twine around the mouth of a regular mason jar and tie off to create a hanger (you might have to loop it several times). Once you’re sure the twine is secure fill with the plant of your choosing. Think about how awesome all of these would look strung up together!
Hanging Planter Ideas: Porch
I am positively obsessed with all of the Rae Dunn planters I am seeing on Pinterest. It’s actually pretty easy to make your own! Pick up a terra cotta pot and paint it with the message of your choice. Use a tile drill bit to drill two holes into the sides of the planter. Next, string rope or looped twine through to create a hanging planter.
Typically, strawberries grow better when hung from a hanging planter of some sort. Old coffee cans work great when combined with strings to hang, as do hanging choir baskets. You can also cut holes in PVC pipes and use that as a planter instead.
If your looking for a good outdoor project, check out this post on DIY trellis ideas! Let me know which hanging planter is your favorite!