Simple Modern DIY Hanging Planter

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Learn how to make a DIY hanging planter. You might also like this post on how to fill tall planters. 

I love the look of macrame planters, but it feels like such an intimidating craft. Until I’m ready to learn, I wanted to make a super simple DIY hanging planter for my spider plant. I’m not sure this guy can survive my level of plant neglect, but at least it will die in style. 

diy hanging planter

This post has a printable instruction sheet at the bottom of the post!

Make a DIY Hanging Planter

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Supplies Needed for Hanging Planter

A few notes about the supplies I chose

  • Plastic pot. I used a plastic pot because it’s much easier to drill into a plastic pot. Plastic is also lightweight, which is helpful for hanging planters. Look for a pot without a hole in the bottom so that it won’t leak when you water your plant. 
  • Cotton rope. I chose cotton rope because it stays knotted better than nylon knots without learning difficult knots outside of the ones you use to tie your shoes. 

planter before

  1. Spray paint your planter if desired. I used chalkboard spray paint in black so that I could draw on it.black spray painted planter
  2. Drill 2 holes at the top of the planter on opposite sides, equidistance apart.drilling holes into planter for hanging
  3. Use a chalk pen (or paint pen) to draw a design on your planter if desired. I like chalk pens because they’re erasable if you mess up or hate your design. Plus you can change it if you want.chalk pen design drawn on planter
  4. If you don’t want your chalk pen design to get erased, give your pot a few coats of clear spray paint.
  5. Cut 2 lengths of rope about 4 ft long.
  6. Thread a length through each side of the pot, making sure both ends are even.threaded rope in planter holes
  7. Tie all 4 rope ends together in a basic knot, leaving a few inches of rope at the end.
  8. Use the end rope of 2 pieces to make a loop with a knot. Tie the other rope end as needed or cut it short.knotted end of planter ropes
  9. Place your plant in the planter and hang it. I used a plant hook to help me reach the hook in the ceiling. This will also help when it’s time to water the plant in your DIY hanging planter.hanging planter with spider plant

planter against shibori walls

Yield: 1

Super Simple DIY Hanging Planter

spider plant in hanging planter

Easy to make hanging planter

Prep Time 30 minutes
Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5


  • Plastic pot
  • Cotton rope
  • Spray paint (optional)
  • Chalk pen (optional)
  • Clear spray paint (optional)
  • Plant hook


  • Drill


  1. Spray paint pot if desired.
  2. Let dry.
  3. Drill 2 holes at the top of planter on opposite sides.
  4. Draw design with chalk pen or paint pen if desired.
  5. Protect your drawing with clear spray paint if desired.
  6. Cut 2 lengths of 4' rope.
  7. Thread each length of rope into each side of the pot, making sure the ends are even.
  8. Tie all 4 rope ends together leaving a few inches of rope at the end.
  9. Make a loop with 2 of the rope ends and tie a knot.
  10. Tie the remaining rope in a knot or cut it off.
  11. Hang plant. Use a plant hook if needed to reach the ceiling easier.

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