Plastic Nursery Hanging Planter DIY Makeover

Plastic Hanging Planter DIY Boho Makeover: the Child at Heart blog

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:

Plastic Hanging Planter DIY Boho Makeover: the Child at Heart blog

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.

Plastic Hanging Planter DIY Boho Makeover: the Child at Heart blog

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.

Plastic Hanging Planter DIY Boho Makeover: the Child at Heart blog

Plastic Hanging Planter DIY Boho Makeover: the Child at Heart blog

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.

Plastic Hanging Planter DIY Boho Makeover: the Child at Heart blog

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.

Plastic Hanging Planter DIY Boho Makeover: the Child at Heart blog

Put a bead on each set of two strands and then tie knots just about six inches from the top knot.

Plastic Hanging Planter DIY Boho Makeover: the Child at Heart blog

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.

Plastic Hanging Planter DIY Boho Makeover: the Child at Heart blog

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.  🙂

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Plastic Hanging Planter DIY Boho Makeover: the Child at Heart blog

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  1. […] I completely started over and then I tied a new jute macrame hanger (how-to here) and fed the jute through the holes to make it stay put.  All done and I love the results!  Most […]

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  3. Morgan Elayne Tyree May 8, 2017 at 2:05 pm - Reply

    Beautiful transformation! I love it. I’ve just recently added two plants to my life. Moving around can make it harder to have plants. I’m tucking this idea away.

    • Deonna May 9, 2017 at 12:09 pm - Reply

      It’s so easy! Please try it 🙂 I have so many plants that every time I come home from the nursery, I get the same “you don’t need more plants” talk so I really couldn’t go spend money on a planter this time! 🙂

  4. Susan May 6, 2017 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    o.m.g i love this, this is reminiscent of macrame hanging art but without the hours of tedious work. I absolutely adore this DIY, all I need now is to get my mom to replant one of her ferns and I can accomplish this!

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    • Deonna May 7, 2017 at 7:29 am - Reply

      Yeah I LOVE the look of macrame but am not that patient! Please share pics if you do it 🙂

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