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DIY Hanging Envelope Planter


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April 29, 2019

DIY Hanging Envelope Planter - planter hanging on the fence in the yardWith just a few garden supplies, you can make this cute hanging envelope planter. Fill this planter with some plant cuttings and it will look nice in your yard! It is the perfect planter to make if you are limited on space in your yard and this planter will not cost much if you have most of the supplies already like I did!

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Tip: The coco basket liner was purchased from Dollar Tree for $1.

Total Time: 1 hour

Supplies:

  • chicken wire
  • coco basket liner
  • scissors
  • pliers
  • sphagnum moss
  • soil
  • plants
DIY Hanging Envelope Planter - supplies
 
DIY Hanging Envelope Planter - plants
 

Steps:

  1. Cut your chicken wire into a square.
  2. DIY Hanging Envelope Planter - cut wire into a square
     
  3. Fold chicken wire into the shape of an envelope. All 3 corners into the center.
  4. DIY Hanging Envelope Planter - fold into an envelope shape with three corners to the middle, bottom first
     
    DIY Hanging Envelope Planter - folding from one side
     
    DIY Hanging Envelope Planter - then the third
     
  5. Using your pliers, securely tie all loose ends to keep the envelope shape.
  6. DIY Hanging Envelope Planter - use pliers to tie all loose ends
     
    DIY Hanging Envelope Planter - twisted wire ends
     
    DIY Hanging Envelope Planter - finished
     
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  7. Cut off top flap.
  8. DIY Hanging Envelope Planter - cut off the flap
     
    DIY Hanging Envelope Planter - flap removed
     
  9. Cut coco basket liner to fit into your planter.
  10. DIY Hanging Envelope Planter - measuring the wire against the coco liner
     
    DIY Hanging Envelope Planter - cut liner to fit
     
    DIY Hanging Envelope Planter - liner ready to insert
     
  11. Fit coco liner inside and create a pocket.
  12. DIY Hanging Envelope Planter - fit the liner inside the wire envelop
     
    DIY Hanging Envelope Planter - create a pocket
     
  13. Trim excess off of the coco liner so you can see the envelope shape.
  14. DIY Hanging Envelope Planter - trim excess off the liner so you can see the envelop shape
     
  15. Hydrate the moss and put it in the planter.
  16. DIY Hanging Envelope Planter - hydrated moss in the planter
     
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  17. Fill with some soil.
  18. DIY Hanging Envelope Planter - add soil
     
  19. Arrange plant cuttings in the position you'd like (requires a little bit of trial and error, but is the most fun part of this DIY).
  20. DIY Hanging Envelope Planter - begin adding cuttings
     
    DIY Hanging Envelope Planter - Christmas cactus cutting added
     
    DIY Hanging Envelope Planter - succulents
     
    DIY Hanging Envelope Planter - continue
     
    DIY Hanging Envelope Planter - planter full
     
  21. You'll need a nail in the wall/fence and then ready to hang!
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