DIY: Crafting Your Own Hanging Planter Masterpiece

Crafting Your Own Hanging Planter Masterpiece

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Adding a touch of nature to your living space by incorporating plants is undeniably a wonderful notion, wouldn't you agree? The infusion of lush greenery not only enhances the aesthetic appeal but also brings about a sense of tranquility and coziness. In this insightful blog, we'll delve into the art of crafting a delightful hanging planter from scratch, enabling you to infuse your home with even more botanical beauty. This innovative planter design comprises three distinct components, each boasting two compartments, which will ultimately be expertly joined together with the magic of glue, resulting in a stunning hanging planter that's bound to elevate the allure of any room it graces.

You need
  • Ruler
  • Sanding paper
  • Pen/potlood
  • Paint brush
  • Wood Glue
  • Plant Pots
  • Plants
  • Wooden slats
  • Open screw eyes
  • Closed screw eyes
  • Chain for hanging
L: Length, W: Width, H: Height, D: Diameter
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Measuring the diy hanging planter with a ruler.

Place the plant pots side by side to measure the width and depth of the hanging planter. Mark these measurements so you know where to cut.  This simple yet crucial step allows you to ascertain the precise dimensions needed for crafting a perfectly fitting planter. Once the pots are aligned, take note of these measurements and mark them clearly to serve as your cutting guide. This preliminary stage ensures that your DIY project progresses smoothly and results in a hanging planter that seamlessly accommodates your chosen pots, enhancing both functionality and aesthetics.

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Cutting the wood for diy hanging planter.

To begin, firmly secure the wooden plank in the Dremel Multi-Vise, ensuring it is held in place securely for precision cutting. Utilize the DSM20 Compact Saw to meticulously cut the plank according to the previously marked measurements. This crucial step demands accuracy and attention to detail to ensure each cut aligns perfectly with the intended dimensions. With each pass of the saw, the wooden plank transforms into individual slats, each destined to form an integral part of the hanging planter. Given the design specifications, it's imperative to cut a total of eight slats per section of the planter. This quantity ensures ample material for constructing each component of the planter, guaranteeing structural integrity and durability

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Following the precise cutting of the slats, the next crucial step involves refining their surface to ensure a smooth and polished finish. Utilizing the sanding belt attachment on the 8260, embark on the process of sanding each slat meticulously. This stage is essential for eliminating rough edges, uneven surfaces, and any imperfections that may compromise the final aesthetic and tactile quality of the hanging planter. For optimal stability and control during the sanding process, it is highly recommended to employ the Dremel Multi-Vise once again. By securely clamping the slats in place, you can focus on achieving consistent and uniform sanding results across each piece. This attention to detail ensures that the slats not only look visually appealing but also possess a tactile smoothness that enhances the overall user experience.

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Glueing wood for the diy hanging planter.

With the slats finely sanded and prepared, the next step in the assembly process is to apply wood glue and stack them atop one another to form the individual sections of the hanging planter. Begin by generously applying wood glue along the edges of each slat, ensuring thorough coverage to facilitate a strong bond. As you stack the slats, align them carefully to maintain uniformity and precision in the construction process.


To secure the slats firmly in place while the glue sets, utilize clamps positioned strategically along the perimeter of each section. These clamps exert even pressure, ensuring that the slats adhere seamlessly to one another and eliminate any gaps that may compromise the structural integrity of the planter. This process must be repeated three times to create the requisite three sections of the planter, each composed of stacked slats held together by wood glue and clamps.

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Assembling the diy hanging planter.

After confirming that each section has fully dried, proceed to apply wood glue generously to affix the small container onto the larger one. Take care to ensure a precise and snug fit between the two components, maintaining proper alignment throughout. It's crucial to allow sufficient time for the glue to set and bond effectively before advancing to the subsequent steps of the assembly process. This meticulous approach guarantees a secure and durable attachment, laying the groundwork for a seamless integration of the containers in the construction of your hanging planter.

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Drilling and installing screw eyes

Drilling the wood for the hanging planter.

Utilizing 8260 along with the suitable drill bit, meticulously create small indentations to accommodate the screw eyes for each compartment of the hanging planter. Proceed with caution to ensure precise placement of the indentations. Once prepared, securely screw in the screw eyes according to the specified configuration for each compartment: closed screw eyes at the top and open screw eyes at the bottom for the first compartment, open screw eyes at both the top and bottom for the second compartment, and open screw eyes at the top with closed screw eyes at the bottom for the third compartment. This strategic arrangement facilitates the proper hanging and stability of the planter once assembled, ensuring its functionality and aesthetic appeal are maximized.

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Let’s Paint

Painting the diy hanging planter.

Now comes the exciting stage of painting your hanging planter. Select a paint color that complements your interior décor, whether it's a vibrant hue to add a pop of color or a subtle shade to blend seamlessly with your existing palette. With careful attention to detail, apply the paint evenly across the surface of the planter, ensuring complete coverage and a smooth finish. Allow ample time for the paint to dry thoroughly before proceeding, as this step is crucial for achieving a professional-looking result. Once dry, your painted hanging planter will not only serve as a functional piece but also as a stylish accent that enhances the overall aesthetic of your living space.

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Connecting the diy hanging planter.

Now, it's time to assemble your hanging planter by connecting the three compartments together using the screw eyes. Start by carefully threading the appropriate length of chain or rope through each set of screw eyes, ensuring that they are securely fastened. Once all compartments are linked together, adjust the length of the chains or ropes as desired to achieve the desired height for your planter. This step is crucial for ensuring stability and balance in your hanging planter, so take your time to ensure each connection is secure. Once completed, your hanging planter will be ready to add a touch of greenery and style to any space in your home.

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Attaching the Chain

Attaching the chain for the diy hanging planter.

In the final step of assembling your hanging planter, securely attach the chain to the top two screw eyes to prepare it for hanging. Ensure that the chain is properly threaded through the screw eyes and securely fastened to provide sturdy support for the weight of the planter and its contents. This step is crucial for ensuring that your planter hangs securely and remains stable once in place. With the chain securely attached, your hanging planter is now ready to be showcased in your desired location, adding a touch of greenery and charm to your living space.

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We are Roel (on the left) and Mariëlle (on the right), a father-daughter duo who absolutely enjoy getting creative together through DIY projects. Not only is it fun to work as a team, but it's also exciting to see the results of the projects we create.

Roel is an artist with years of experience creating paintings and sculptures, specializing in abstract art. Mariëlle used to run an interior design blog and a YouTube channel where she showcased many DIY projects.When it comes to our specialty, we would say it's definitely home interior design. We love upcycling furniture and creating custom pieces ourselves.

You can check out our work on Instagram and our website. Here's where you can find us:

Roel's Instagram: @roelwielheesen

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Mariëlle's Instagram: @marielle.frens

COUNTRY:  The Netherlands
SPECIALITY:   Home interior design, upcycling
FAVORITE TOOL: Multitool 8240 because it allows us to do so many different things with it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Consider factors such as the lighting conditions in your home, the size of the planter compartments, and your personal preferences. Opt for plants that thrive in the available light and fit comfortably within the designated compartments without overcrowding.

Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different shapes, sizes, and colors to match your home decor style. You can also add embellishments like decorative knobs or patterns to personalize your planter further.

Regular maintenance involves watering your plants as needed, ensuring they receive adequate sunlight, and periodically cleaning the planter to remove dust and debris. Additionally, check the stability of the hanging mechanism to ensure it remains securely attached.

While ceiling hooks are a common choice for hanging planters, you can also explore other mounting options such as wall-mounted brackets, curtain rods, or decorative stands. Consider the weight of your planter and the strength of your chosen mounting option to ensure it can support the load securely.