INSIDE: Use metal tape to create an easy and inexpensive hanging orb planter. Perfect for hanging under a patio or from a tree.
On vacation, in a picturesque coastal town, was when I first saw a planter hanging from a tree. Totally loved the look and Hello! inspiration. I came home determined to replicate the look.
A year later (because why should a DIY project get done quickly?!), I finally came around to making my hanging tree planter.
Inspired by the modern and industrial designs I was seeing in catalogs, I created a hanging planter for $10. No designer sticker shock here! *This post contains affiliate links. A purchase of any of these items helps to support this blog and its creative efforts at no cost to you. To read more, please see my disclosure page.
$10 Hanging Orb Planter
Hanging Orb Planter Supplies
– 3/4″ galvanized steel hanging tape
– 3/4″ steel screw and nut (I used two sets)
– wire snips
– spray paint (optional)
– hanging planter material: coconut liner, soil and plants
– metal chain link or bungee cord
how to make a hanging orb planter
Other than having to make a second trip to the hardware store to buy more materials, and having to pause to tend to a metal-induced scratch, this project came together very quickly!
How To #1:
Determine how big you want your orb to be. Cut metal accordingly. I cut four pieces that will be shaped oval-like, using two sets of 10′ of galvanized metal with material leftover.
How To #2:
I made the first oval shape, overlapping the ends and inserted the screw. I then made the second oval shape, starting and stopping where the screw was. Repeat for each piece. In a ‘nutshell’, I used one screw and nut to attach all four strips of metal at the bottom of the orb.
How To #3:
With the planter part made, I then took a smaller metal strip, formed a circle and placed it atop the orb. To attach this section to the orb planter, I centered it atop the four metal strips and used a second screw and nut to secure it.
How To #4:
Depending on what color you prefer, I gave my planter a spray of brown paint to mimic the look of industrial, rusted metal.
How To #5:
Once dry, insert a coconut liner, soil and plants. Hang via metal chain link or small bungee cord attached to the small metal circle atop the orb.
I’m loving this hanging orb planter. I may just make some more!
What gardening DIY have you been inspired to create?
Other DIY Garden Ideas:
- Use a thrift store candelabra to create a freestanding garden planter
- Make a Crate & Barrel knock off modern planter using wine corks
- Turn black plastic flower pots into a colorful flower front door decor
- Turn your tin can of soup into a fairy garden house