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HOW TO: Build a hanging planter on a budget


You’ll need just a few inexpensive things like twine and small plastic containers. Don’t forget a bag of pebbles for drainage. Also, make sure you have a drill handy. Paint and other decorations are optional.


Drill two small holes in the containers, directly across from each other. Place the holes near the top of the container, leaving roughly half an inch from the rim so you don’t cause a crack when drilling. This is looking great!



You can spray paint the containers if you wish. How about red and yellow – or perhaps something to compliment your existing color palette? Allow plenty of time to dry before moving on to the next step, otherwise, things could get messy!


Start with the bottom container and tie one string on each side, secure with a double knot. Determine the gap between the bottom and the next container and string the twine through the holes, tying knots as you go. Make sure to leave enough extra twine at the top so you can hang it.



First, put a handful of pebbles at the bottom of the container for drainage. Next, place your plants in the containers. Try to purchase plants in smaller containers that will fit within the hanging container so you don’t have to transfer the plant.



Find a secure area to attach the strings such as a curtain rod, hooks installed in your ceiling or nails above the window. Enjoy your new hanging planters and share a picture of your final product using #mybobs. I can’t wait to see your planters!