Quick and Easy Indoor Hanging Plant DIY
Add more greenery to your home with this simple DIY indoor hanging plant guide. I’m known in my family as the plant killer. My poor house plants. I start off with great intentions but against all odds, they never survive. I love having plants in our bedroom but have never been able to keep them going so when I recently discovered Spider Plants and a few other hearty indoor plants, I knew I had to incorporate them into my life. I’ve been obsessing over the look of indoor hanging plants and have been dying to get my hands on some. When I started looking for some hanging plants, I was SHOCKED at how expensive they all were. Lucky for us, I knew Amazon or Walmart would have some cheaper, quick, DIY options.
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I searched long and hard for good indoor plants. After lots of reviews and price comparisons, I found that these guys, this Pothos, and this Philodendron are the best bang for your buck. They’re great plants (hearty, will survive against most odds, and are excellent for purifying the air around you – hellllo bedroom, office, and classroom)! They start out super tiny but will grow quickly.
These white pots are inexpensive, won’t drip water out of the bottom (my biggest concern!), and won’t break if they happen to fall (not likely, but, let’s be honest- you never know). They’re ideal for house plants!
I love the macramé look but with an educator’s salary, I wasn’t able to pay for a nice macramé hanger. I found some fun ones online but quickly realized I could make them myself with just a little bit of twine! You can really use any “thick string” but I love the contrast of the twine against the white pot.
If you are in a classroom where you can screw into the wall, I love these hangers. If you can’t screw them into the wall, I still recommend these plant hangers but also these jumbo utility hooks to help you hang them.
And don’t forget some soil for re-potting your plants!
How to make your indoor hanging plant
Step 1: Re-pot your plant:
Remove your little plants from their pots and repot them into your new and larger white pots. You can keep the mini clay pots or dispose of them.
Fill your new planters 4/5 full of soil and then dig a small hole in the center of the soil. Plant your sweet green plant in there and fill the sides in with more soil. Once you have your 4 pots, it’s time to hang them!
Step 2: Cut and prep your twine
Next, grab your twine and measure how far down you want to hang your plants. I recommend about 3 feet of hanging (and will be using that number to share measurements). Measure out 3 feet of twine and then add 4 inches. Double that length and cut your twine. Do this four times so you have 4 pieces of twine about 6 feet and 8 inches long.
Then, put all 4 pieces of twine together and fold the strands in half. At the center mark, create a small loop and tie a knot. This loop is where you’ll hang your twine plant hanger from the wall hook.
Step 3: Tie the pieces together
Tape down the loop on your floor or counter and separate your twine into four groups of two.
Go about 2/3 down your twine and tie small knots in each group of two.
Step 4: Match up strands
Move about 4-6 inches down and separate your strands of twine. Imagine that you number each individual strand from left to right. Match together strands 2 and 3 and tie a small knot. Do the same for 4 and 5 and then with 6 and 7. Then, match up 8 and 1 BEHIND the other strands, and tie a small knot.
Move another 4-6 inches down your twine and grasp all the twine together. Tie it into one big knot at the bottom. You now have your plant hanger!
Hanging your indoor plant
If you’re screwing your plant hanger directly into the wall, follow the directions on the packaging and screw it into the wall! If you need to use the command hook strips, wipe down the back of the planter hooks with an alcohol wipe and wipe down the wall (where you’re hanging your planter) with an alcohol wipe. Follow the directions to place the command hook on the wall. Then, instead of placing the hook on the wall, place the back of the plant hanger on the wall. (I recommend placing the longest part of the hanger directly on the wall. It won’t hold the plant out, but it will safely hang it from your wall) These command strips are meant to hold over 7 pounds so they should be fine holding your plant and plant hanger! Be sure to follow the directions and
Now, for the tricky part, gently slide your pot into your twine hanger. Make sure it’s seated down in the hanger securely by spreading the strands apart equally. Now hang your plant from your hanger and enjoy your new indoor hanging plants!
Care for your indoor hanging plant
- Place indoor hanging plants where they get adequate light, which depends on the plant’s needs. Plants that aren’t receiving enough sunshine may have poor growth, small leaves, long and thin stems, or pale color. On the other hand, some plants will scorch in bright, direct sunlight. Too much light is generally characterized by pale green or white leaves, leaves with brown or yellow edges, or wilting caused by excess heat and dry soil.
- Make sure hanging baskets in the home are securely attached to wall studs or ceiling beams. Indoor hanging plants with damp potting soil tend to be heavy, especially if the pots are heavy themselves. If you’re concerned that the pot is too heavy, you can mix potting soil with perlite, improving drainage conditions. Keep in mind that enhanced drainage means more frequent watering.
- Watering hanging basket houseplants can be the most challenging part of growing hanging baskets inside. Invest in a long-necked watering can and keep a stool or stepladder handy. You can also water your plants in the sink or shower. Hanging baskets in your home dry out faster because the air is warmer and dryer near the higher up. Be sure to also water if the plant begins to wilt. If you’re unsure if it’s time to water, lightly press your finger into the soil and water it if the potting mix feels dry.
- Fertilize hanging plants regularly, following the directions on the box explicitly. When the potting mix is dry, fertilizing can burn the plants quickly and severely. Trim dead leaves as you see them and cut back errant growth. Keep a close eye on your plants and provide maintenance to keep them healthy and looking their best.
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