I found this outdoor hanging planter online and thought it was cute.
I wondered if maybe I could DIY one with the items I had on hand for my Sunday Funday after yesterday’s rain activity. Some twine, wooden balls and a pot is all that is needed. Make sure your pot has drainage holes as so many planters don’t and most plants don’t like their roots sitting in water.
I punched three holes in the plastic rim of the pot using RM’s awl. If you don’t have one, I bet a sharp metal skewer would work or better yet, a drill. I strung three wooden balls on each piece of twine and then threaded one of the pieces of twine through each of the three holes and knotted them securely below the rim and again above the balls so they don’t slide around on the twine. Then, I tied the three pieces together equal length at the top for the pot to hang straight.
Then, just fill the planter with potting soil and tuck in your plant. It’s always better to place a free rocks or gravel at the bottom of the pot before adding soil just to ensure proper drainage. Water and find a cozy place in your garden for them to adjust to their new home. Water and fertilize regularly.
How did I do?
I had two pots so I doubled my Sunday Funday activity.