In our latest woodworking DIY endeavor, no, we did not perform any Macgyver-like stunts.
We did, however, use the jigsaw that we bought for this very same project 3 years ago.
See, we made one of these hanging DIY planters awhile ago when I first saw something like this at a stand at a craft fair and thought (as I usually do), "I could totally make that myself!" So I went home and scoured the internet and found a tutorial on a blog that I printed that was about 10 pages long. Soon after, we became the pround owners of a jigsaw.
Then we moved and decided the hanging planter would make a lovely farewell present to some friends, making it easier for us to not pack the planter and move it and also to give us a future project to make a new planter for ourselves.
Well, here's our new planter! Before-and-after photos are my favorite!
Now, you could probably google a tutorial that exists somewhere on the internet, or you could look at our photos and realize this project is quite simple and very customizable. You cut some squares, you cut some circles, you drill 4 holes in each square. Sounds easy peasy, right?
We knotted our rope to an O-ring, then hung that from an S-hook which is dangling from an eye hook screwed into the ceiling (a task which required my husband to walk across the rafters of our attic for reasons I still don't understand). Then you thread the rope through the holes in the wood squares, knot it underneath, and voila!
Plus, the variations are endless. You want 4 or 5 planters instead of 3? Do it. Want to use mini pots instead? Great. Want to paint your pots the same exact same color as the accent wall below your chair rail? Done.
Two quick things about the pots. I put about an inch of river rock in the bottom of each rock, partly for weight but mostly so the dirt wouldn't fall out the drainage hole. Also, I like to put some type of cactus or succulent in the bottom pot so it doesn't require much water and you don't have to worry about water leaking out.
Happy weekend woodworking!!!
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