I have a problem. I am a succulent hoarder. I can’t resist picking up fallen leaves when we’re at Home Depot.
I have succulents coming out of my ears. When my succulents get “leggy” and need to be re-potted, I just can’t bear the thought of throwing the extra leaves away knowing that I’m potentially killing a new plant.
Because of this I’m running out of room on my windowsill. Vertical is the way to go when you’re pressed for space. For anything, really.
I began the hunt for the perfect hanging planter. I knew I wanted it to be 3 tiered, I knew I wanted it to be white. I just liked the way it looked. The trouble was, I couldn’t find anything like that online or in stores with a price that I was comfortable with.
So I made my own. And it was pretty darn easy. Here’s how you can save yourself some big bucks and make one (or two, or three!) yourself.
DIY 3-Tiered Hanging Indoor Planter
- 3 white resin pots (resin is light, ceramic is too heavy)
- Potting soil
- Electric drill with drill bits
- Optional: rocks for decoration
STEP ONE | Eyeball and mark two dots by the top of your pot per “side” for a total of four dots. I didn’t measure, I just trusted my eye. It’s usually pretty dead on. My pot was slightly squared, so I just eyeballed how far away each dot was from the edges.
STEP TWO | Drill two holes on each side of the pot, four holes total in each pot. I (again, using my eye) picked a drill bit that was approximately the same width as my twine.
STEP THREE | String a long piece of twine (mine was about three yards long) through each hole and tie a double knot on the outside of the pot. Make sure the longer end of the twine is sticking out of the pot.
STEP FOUR | Repeat the process through the next two pots with the same pieces of twine. Make sure the length you leave between pots is the same or the pots will hang crooked. Once you get to the top, tie all of the pieces of twine together and double knot again.
STEP FIVE | This is a trick I learned this year with my outdoor planters. Put a plastic water bottle in the bottom of the pot to save dirt and keep the pots light.
STEP SIX | Because I am potting succulents who can’t sit in moist soil, I filled my pots with fast-draining potting soil. This is very important when working with plants like succulents and cacti so that they don’t drown in the soil.
STEP SEVEN | Fill your pots with your plant of choice. Hang it and enjoy!
I thought I would use the white rocks for decoration, but I didn’t. I had too many succulents to fit into each planter. So far these babies have been loving their new home full of good sunlight 🙂
If you’ve got plants coming out of your ears like me but not a lot of space with good sunlight, this DIY hanging planter is the perfect project for you!