Moving outdoor plants indoors for the winter or if you have an abundance of indoor plants, you sometimes have a problem of deciding where to put them all. Instead of using plant stands or any available surface, consider hanging planters. Hanging your plants is an excellent way to free up the floor space and keep your home from looking cluttered with all your plants. Several ideas are available and your imagination might think of other items to use as hanging planters.
The traditional hanging plant holders that are made from macramé rope, beads or material is the most common and come in many styles. Simple macramé hangers are designed to hold one plant and the size of the hanger is dependent on the size pot you plan to use. Additionally, macramé plant hangers are available to hold two or more pots or made with a light at the top of the plant for light needs, and a glass table at the end of the hanger. This is ideal for small rooms to incorporate room needs with decorations.
Doors and Windows
Reuse old doors or windows as a large hanger for multiple plants that will hang from the ceiling. Take the old door or window, clean it, repaint it and add heavy-duty screw hooks to each corner of the door or window. Consider the area well for using this type since it does take up space. An idea is to fill an empty corner, an area above the couch or to fill wall space. Once you have determined the area, simply measure the necessary amount of chain for the door to hang at the desirable level. Add ceiling hooks to the ceiling to hold the chain at all four corners. Make sure the chain is the same length so the door or window will sit level. You can now add several plants to this creative free-hanging table hanger.
Wall planters are available in many styles including a dish-type sconce, that has a flat surface like a dinner plate, to hold one plant. Other styles include copper urns, copper rings, which the pot hangs through the ring and seems suspended in air, and planted boxes installed under windows.
Consider the things you have around the house that are not being used. For instance, a three-tiered wire basket to hold onions, potatoes, etc., transforms easily into a three-tiered plant hanger. Line the baskets with a coconut liner, add potting soil and your plant, then hang it anywhere you choose. A school of thought is, if it will hold water and soil it can be used as a hanging plant holder. Just add hooks, chain to any item, and hang.
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