I LOVE buying plants but every time I get home I have to find a little home for my new plant babies. Now I don’t spend a lot of money on planters and usually check thrift stores for canisters or other things I can turn into planters but this time I wanted to get a little crafty with a plastic nursery hanging planter. Here’s how I updated the plastic planter for barely any money!
Okay here is the before…green with the plastic hanger:
First thing is to clean the pot and then cover the plant with a large trash bag. This protects the plant from the paint and lets you keep the plant in the pot too.
Paint a few coats of a thick matte chalk paint on the planter. This paint works the best in my experience. You could also use spray paint but you might want to take the plant out if you are going to do that.
Then glue some lace, ribbon, or trim to the top and in the space where the planter splits at the bottom. I used E6000 glue.
Now for the hanger. I did a VERY simple macrame-inspired hanger with some wooden beads and jute. Take 8 strands of jute about 5 feet long, fold in half, and loop a knot for the hanger.
Put a bead on each set of two strands and then tie knots just about six inches from the top knot.
Take each strand and knot it to the one next to it and then take the end strands and knot them together to form a circle. I only did this twice but you could do it more if you want to.
Tie a large knot at the bottom, place the plant inside with the big knot under the planter, and fray the ends of the hanger. All done! I love how this is a way to use the planter you already have and save a little money. 🙂