Dress up your hanging plants with unique homemade plant hangers. This is a guide about homemade plant hanger ideas.
Where could I learn to make an easy hanging holder for my potted plants?
My husband made me a hanger for one of my plants not long ago and it works fantastic!
We went to Walmart and picked up a small pulley (only a little less than $2, found in hardware dept) and some nylon string (also in hardware dept). Nylon because it's so much stronger than cotton.
He screwed a small hook into the wall between 2 of my windows where it is hidden (although if you get a nice hook you wouldn't need to hide it). Make sure the opening to the hook is facing down or the string will pop off.
We put a loop on either end of the string. The first loop went on the hook for the plant. The other loop went on the wall hook.
We lowered the plant to a good height for watering and tied a kitty toy ball on the string at the point of the string that's at the pulley at this point.
Now my plant is up where I want it to be, but when it comes time to water it, all I have to do is unhook the loop from the wall hook and lower it. Then raise it back up and rehook it when I'm done.
Total cost: less than $4, with lots of string left for other project. Might add another maybe $1 for a ball or something to stop it from lowering too far and coming through the pulley.
Forgot to say, if you don't put a ball or something at the lowering height like I described, the weight of the plant will bring it all the way down and through the pulley. I guess you could call the ball a stopper. Just be sure it's large enough and strong enough to not go through the pulley and not break with the weight of the plant.
i know this is old but do you have any pictures of your plant hangers? sounds great>> thanks Linda
I need to make some quick, simple twine plant hangars. I don't have time to learn macrame at this point, but looking for plant hanger ideas using twine. I have a lot of houseplants that I want to sell at the neighborhood yard sale and would like to display the hanging plants. Thanks.
You might be able to crochet a simple chain stitch into a "hoop" just smaller than the top rim of the pot (so the pot wouldn't fall out), and then chain 3-4 additional "arms" to space evenly and knot at the top and hang by. If you don't crochet, you might try the same method and just braid a few strands of twine instead of using the chain stitch. I haven't tried this method myself, but it's the quickest and easiest way I could think of. I don't know how to macrame either!
Hi,just braid your twine like you do hair,use 3 strands to make them thicker use more twine,but still use 3 strands to braid.
If you don't have time for the hanger idea, then set them on a picnic table or other high shelf with the trailing foliage hanging over the edge.
There are some very easy macrame hangers that you could make using only a square knot. Takes no skill at all. Try googling for directions and see what you come up with.
However, if it is the plants you are selling, and not the hangers, I'd go with the shelf idea. Let people make their own hangers. Or maybe you can buy some for next to nothing at someone else's yard sale.
I am looking for instructions for a beaded plant hanger. I have many many craft books and have searched everywhere without any luck at all. Would appreciate if anyone may have or know of where to obtain these directions. TIA
Elaine from Michigan
Here is a link for you. There are links to the
illustrations in the steps.
Did you ever find your beaded plant hanger? If not here it is found on bjscraft site
Michael's arts and crafts store should have the books you are looking for plus they have all kinds of crafts all over their store and books also. Good luck. Patricia I am also from Michigan, born and raised, I now live in Sarasota, FL.
I had a pattern to make a plant hanger with jute and buttons, but cannot find it. Anybody have one to share?
Try Favecrafts.com or AllFreeCrochet.com. Good Luck.