There is no doubt that plants are a decorative element for gardens, patios, terraces and even in home interiors. But, sometimes, the lack of space or not being able to have so many stops us when it comes to buying more. Unless we think of hanging plants. But, How to make hanging flower pots so that they do not fall at the first change?
Actually, there is not only the fact of buying hangers for pots, the truth is that you could also make homemade hanging planters yourself so that those plants that you like so much, especially the climbing plants that let their branches hang, look perfectly in your home . Do you want to know how?
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How to make hanging glass pots
One of the first ideas that we are going to give you is very easy to do. It is ideal for those plants that we place in glass pots, which are like fish bowls or large vases. What are the best hanging plants? Well, aloe vera, bamboo, cacti, succulents, succulents ... They are options in which you can have the plant, either with stones or with earth, but since you do not need to water a lot, you can hang it and forget about it a bit.
To be able to hold the container in the air you need a rope and a ring, just that. Specifically, we recommend that it be macramé cord that is more resistant. From this you must cut four pieces of one and a half meters long each. Now, fold them in half and pass a metal ring to make a knot so that the ring is fixed.
With this, you are going to have eight macrame strips hanging from the ring, so divide into four pairs. Now, you have to tie a simple knot in each pair, more or less where you would like the pot to be (be careful with the size and space you leave, it will not be too loose or tight).
Next, leave the cord at the ends and begin to tie another knot between one cord of one pair and another. To finish you must join all the laces in a complete knot. And it would be. You just have to make sure the pot is secure between the strings (do it with an empty one first) and hang it from the ceiling.
Hanging flower pots with wire
Another option that you can think of to hang hanging pots is to use wire for it. This form is quite useful especially in pots that have a border, as you can help yourself from this to pass under the wire and to make more force when holding it since it will not fall so easily.
To work with the wire, in addition to choosing a strong one, use gloves and some pliers to help you shape or tighten it. You could also create some decorative shapes to play with to decorate it.
Of course, be careful with the weight of the pot, because if the wire cannot bear the weight, or it expires, it can easily fall.
Wooden hanging potted swing
Do you think that flower pots can not have a swing? You are right. And it is another way to hang hanging flower pots. It consists of using rope and a wooden surface, usually square, with which we are going to build this jockstrap.
Specifically, you have to make four holes in the wood, where you must pass a macramé cord in each one. Tie a sturdy knot so they don't come off, or tie them all under the surface of the wood and tie a knot with all of them (it will give it more strength). Thus, you will have a cord at the top (which you attach to a ring or make a large knot with them to serve as a hanger) and a cord at the bottom. The one below you can cut it and burn the ends so that the knot does not come out, or you can create a decorative braid.
Now it would only be left to put the pot and make sure that it does not dance too much (the purpose of the rope is to serve as a support for the pot you put).
Hanging planter with ropes
A simpler and faster way to have a hanging pot is this, without a doubt. The only thing you will need is something to make some holes with, string and scissors.
What does it consist of? It is easy. You just have to make a few holes (two, three or four) in the pot that you want to hang, at the top. Through these holes you must insert the strings and tie knots that prevent them from slipping out of the hole. Then, you just have to calculate the height at which you are going to place them and hang them.
Another option, if you don't want to use knots and you don't mind showing the ropes, is to insert the bent cord and pass the end through the knot once it has been passed to pull it and make it as a clamp.
Have you ever had birds? Do you still keep their cages? Well, you know that it is fashionable to recycle and give objects a second life, so with cages you could think of creating a kind of garden inside them. You just have to find the right container for the cage and put the plants inside (we advise you to be succulents, cacti or plants that do not grow very much and do not need much watering).
Our the best cages are going to be the ones with big doors, since if it is not more complicated to enter containers or these they have to be small. But another way to do it is to cover the lower part of the cage on the outside and fill the inside with soil so that the entire cage becomes a pot.
Finally, we give you the idea of hanging hanging pots using a wooden or iron lattice with a beautiful design. In this case they would not be hung on the ceiling, but hooked on the lattice poles, but it can be ideal to place it next to walls and decorate them like that. You can even combine the pots with another of the ideas that we have given you to create a "natural" corner in your home.
Do you have hanging pots at home? How have you put them? We would love to know more ways to do it.