Hanging Baskets—Giving you options when space or location matters

By Iztel Perez
Iztel Perez
Iztel Perez
June 2, 2021 Updated: June 2, 2021

Plants are a wonderful addition to your home and no look is complete without a proper planter. Hanging planters or baskets can give you more options when you are considering adding plants to your home. They take up none of the “usable” space in a house or apartment, they don’t get in the way when space is limited, and depending on the plant, being hung they also limit your pets access to plants that can be problematic to certain pets, (think cactus!)

Hanging baskets have been a wonderful addition to many people’s homes. They add life and depth to every nook and cranny in a household, as well as a new variety of plants that live healthy lives indoors rather than out. And while they are used indoors, outdoors is a popular site for hanging baskets as well.

While purchasing hanging baskets is possible, it is a lot of fun to create your own. You can have the power and creativity to make a hanging basket that fits your style and needs, an item that is perfect for you. Many of these DIY ideas are made from recycled or upcycled material, and best of all it is easy.

Kind of planters

Starting with the simple as a hanging tiered planter. This planter is cheap, easy, and fun. With a few items, you need it is an easy way to make a simple hanging-tiered planter. By using some cheap planters that you can either buy or upcycle you can tie a rope around them and hang them. You can also customize and paint the planters to your liking. The trick to this craft is finding rope or planters that can support its weight. But it can bring a colorful look to any room.

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Almost any container can become a hanging one, in this example, a small picnic basket can be used and string can by connected to the handle for hanging. (Lizzie/Unsplash)

Now for some, there might not be a lot of space or room in your household. So if you would like to do something smaller, perhaps a macramé succulent planter can be easier for you. By using something small and simple like a mug for a planter and macramé you can make cute small succulent planters. The most wonderful thing about macramé yarn is that it is sturdy and they come in various colors. So as your display your lively succulent, you can add a lot of color to the room as well. There are various videos online that can help you tread the macramé, but these planters are easy to care for, perfect for beginner gardeners.

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Unused mugs and a bit of yarn can be used to make smaller planters for tight spaces. (Blaire Harmon/Unsplash)Garden bars can come in smaller containers. You can tier them, or hang them, creating a wonderful space to grow some herbs. They can be made from smaller gutters, which can be beneficial with drainage as well as space. As small and unique they are, these do take quite a bit of space so it can be considered to have a wide-open room to hang in.

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Old coffee cans, can be painted and given new life as a planter, that can be hung from a wall or ceiling. (Bernard Hermant/Unsplash)

You might have many kinds of unused containers in your home to DIY yourself a hanging planter. Using a bucket as a hanging basket or planter is one of the easiest projects you can do. With some rope and an ideal location to display your planter, you can create a wonderful flower bucket planter. This is easy for anyone that can be done with family and children. The tip here is is that you need a sturdy rope and location that can hold the weight of your plant. It is also worth noting that watering could become an issue if you don’t drill some drainage holes to keep your plants roots and soil healthy.

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Overhangs in the yard, or archways can be great places to hang plants and add to the appeal of your entryways. (Iztel Perez)

Now if you would like the more traditional basket, it is well worth mentioning that they come in various stores and there are various types of baskets. Depending on the look you’re going for you can create a simple look or a sphere of flowers. These pots come with fibers and holes to create looks that can work to your liking. These baskets are more visually appealing outdoors as a decoration to your porch or addition to your garden, a wonderful and colorful invitation to your home.

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Finally, as long as you have the time to take care of hanging plants, there is no end to the ways you can utilize them to spruce up your home’s exterior and interior without compromising space. (Iztel Perez)

There are also hanging baskets that come with holes in them. Meaning that they are created for plants that love to stretch and grow out of their planter. With planters like this, it will be fun to experiment with vines and fruits. While this item is sold in stores, the fun will be in making it your own. Experiment with the fruits and vines and decorate that planter, making it unique to you and your home.

While there are different types of planters, there can be a lot of fun in making one your own. Planters like these can take some work, but it adds personality and life to any home or space. Creating a personal connection to the creation as well as adding some fun in your home or outdoors.

Iztel Perez
Iztel Perez