Hanging planters. So retro. So all over the internet. But, I think they are cool. And I think they seem like easy, cheap decor, which is my favorite. So, I finally made my own!
I actually had a tough time interpreting directions from a few different sites to make this, so I thought I would share how I did it and what I learned.
3 flower pots (I painted some cheap terracotta planters white)
plants (obviously, you will want to choose these based on the location of where you plan to hang your planter. I chose 3 types of ivy because they will be in the shade)
twine (I purchased this teal twine at Lowe's for a couple of bucks)
Step 1: cut four pieces of string the same length. Mine were about 6 feet long, but you may need to cut them longer if your pots are bigger. It is better to start with string that is too long, since you can always trim it up later.
Step 2: Loop the strings through the keyring and make sure the ends are even. Then, tie a knot right under the ring so that you have four pieces of string on each side.
Step 3: Loop the keyring under something sturdy so you can pull on it while making knots (I used a chair leg). Guesstimate where you want the first pot to be and then create 4 knots by tying the two pieces of string closest to each other together.
Step 4: About 2 inches down from your first set of knots (or longer, if your pot is bigger), create a weave by tying the cross pieces together (as show above).