Beautiful hanging planters can be expensive, so why not save money and make a couple of these DIY indoor hanging planters?
Using indoor hanging planters is the perfect way to add more space for your growing plant collection, especially if you’re running out of room on your windowsills and furniture.
Or, maybe you just want to get your plants up and out of the way of a rambunctious toddler! Hanging planters are also so useful if you have pets who like to dig in your planters, or if you have some plants that are potentially toxic to cats. Keep dangerous plants out of reach by hanging them high.
Here are twelve gorgeous DIY indoor hanging planter ideas that you can make using upcycled items, inexpensive craft store supplies, or even scraps of wood you might have hanging around from another DIY project.
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Elegant gold DIY hanging planter
Take a simple metal mixing bowl (this one’s from IKEA, but you can use any inexpensive bowl), and give it a new purpose with gold spray paint and some lightweight chain. This planter looks great with a trailing houseplant like pothos or heartleaf philodendron.
Hanging planter DIY from By Brittany Goldwyn. Full instructions here.
Minimalist hoop hanging planter
Make this simple hanging planter using floral hoops (you can even spray paint them any color to match your décor). Connect the hoops with wire, add a chain, and you have a minimalist hanging planter to display your favorite houseplant!
DIY hanging planter by Vintage Revivals. Full instructions here.
Cutting board hanging shelf
Another IKEA hack, this hanging shelf DIY transforms a simple wooden cutting board into a fun home for your plant. The tutorial uses jewelry string wrapped with yarn to make the hanger, but you could always use rope for a different look (or if you don’t feel like learning the macramé knots).
DIY hanging planter by Décor Lovin’. Full instructions here.
You may also like: How to Macramé: Tying the Basic Macramé Knots
Acrylic shelf hanging planter DIY
With just a couple of clear acrylic discs, some rope, and a drill, you can make this light-and-airy hanging planter shelf. I love how the plants look like they’re floating on air! For some added visual interest, attach wooden beads below the lower shelf.
DIY hanging planter by A Beautiful Mess. Full instructions here.
Wood slice hanging planter
This rustic hanging planter is so simple to make with just a wood slice and some twine. And you don’t need to be a lumberjack to make one—you can find wood slices on Amazon or at many craft stores.
DIY hanging planter by The Summery Umbrella. Full instructions here.
DIY hanging Boho planter
If you’re going for a boho aesthetic with the plants in your home, this DIY hanging planter will make a cute addition to your décor. Wrap decorative trim around an inexpensive plastic pot, and add some easy-to-make yarn pompoms and a tassel in your favorite color to complete the look.
DIY hanging planter by Lost Mom. Full instructions here.
Yarn-wrapped planter DIY
Wrap chunky yarn and cording in various thicknesses around a terracotta pot to make this textural wrapped planter. This is the perfect project to use up leftover yarn (or to actually use the yarn you bought for that knitting project you never got around to). No drilling is required to hang your pot—the hanging cord is hot-glued and hidden underneath the decorative yarn.
DIY hanging planter by Poppytalk. Full instructions here.
Indoor hanging plant box DIY
Do you have scrap wood leftover from another DIY project? Put it to use with this hanging plant box that you can install in a window or on the wall. Be sure to check out the link in the tutorial to also learn how to make the pictured over-the-window curtain rod shelf. It’s the perfect DIY solution if you don’t want to (or can’t) hang your project from the ceiling.
DIY hanging planter by KenyaRae. Full instructions here.
Three-tiered hanging planter box DIY
Want to make a hanging planter box that fits even more plants? This three-tiered planter can house lots of your favorite plants, and it looks great on a covered porch or in a sunroom. It’s easier to make than it looks—and there are full plans and a video included in the tutorial.
DIY hanging planter by Shanty 2 Chic. Full instructions here.
Hanging candy dish DIY planter
Anthropologie sells some seriously cute home goods, but their prices can be a bit…aspirational. Why not DIY this Anthro hanging candy dish planter at a fraction of the cost? This knockoff uses an inexpensive melamine bowl and leather (or synthetic) cord to make a planter for under $5.
DIY hanging planter by Shrimp Salad Circus. Full instructions here.
Multi-level plant swing
If you’re handy with a jigsaw, this multi-level hanging planter can fit lots of plants in a very small space! Depending on how tall your ceilings are, you can add or subtract levels to display as many plants as you’d like. Paint or stain the wooden pot holders to get a custom look for your planter.
DIY hanging planter by The Inspiration Board. Full instructions here.
Open diamond hanging planter
Another jigsaw project, these minimalist birch plywood hanging planters are easier to make than they might look! With the detailed plans provided, you should be able to make three of them in three hours for under $40. These would make a great gift for anyone who loves Scandinavian-inspired decorating.
DIY hanging planter by Deuce Cities Henhouse. Full instructions here.
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Which of these DIY indoor hanging planters is your favorite project? Let me know in the comments below!
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