If you’re looking to transform any part of your home in a sustainable way, you can easily make your own plant hanger with scrap material lying around your home!
Along with adding beauty, there are many benefits to hanging plants on either your ceiling or wall, including purifying the air, reducing stress, and even boosting productivity. In fact, research shows that houseplants can remove up to 87% of air toxins in 24 hours.
Here’s all you need to know to get started!
- An old piece of fabric that either is a rectangle or can be cut into a rectangle that is about 12” wide and 3’ long. You could also repurpose a pillowcase by cutting open the sides and opening it up to be a rectangle.
- A potted plant that you want to hang.
- A hook to put on your wall or in your ceiling that will hold the weight of the plant.
- Source your piece of material: It needs to be about double the width of your pot, and about 3’ long. You can use a scrap of material that you have lying around.
- Lay the material out on a flat surface and place your potted plant in the middle.
- Cut each side into three equal strips: Start at the outside edge and leave enough uncut material around the base of the pot to cover the height of the pot. That way, there will be enough material to cradle the pot when it’s hung.
- Leaving the potted plant in the middle to act as a weight, braid each side’s strips and knot them tightly at the end.
- Place a hook in the wall or ceiling to hang your new creation: Ensure that it can withstand the weight of the plant and has enough of a hook to hang both ends of the plant hanger. If you don’t have one that you can reuse, below are a few recommendations:
- Grab both braided ends of the pot hanger (with the pot cradled inside) and pick it up.
- Place the hook through the end of each braided section to hang it up.