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Knotted string hanging planter from recycled materials

  • Published at 04:20 pm March 30th, 2017
Knotted string hanging planter from recycled materials

You will need:

  • Recycled containers (glass jam or sauce jars, plastic take-out containers or yoghurt cups)

  • String or twine (cotton, hemp, or nylon)

  • Plants (succulents and vines work well)

  • Sand or pebbles for plant drainage

  • Potting soil

  • Scissors


Cut the twine or string into eight equal lengths of approximately 24-34 inches, depending on how large your container is. Knot the ends.

Lay out the string on a flat surface and divide the eight strings into four pairs. Knot each pair approximately 3 inches from the base. Take the two ends (left and right) and knot them together as well to complete the circle.

Keep creating a row of knots by repeating this step two to four inches above the first row. Do this by knotting together two strings from alternating rows so that your second row of knots consists of the opposite pair of strings. Remember to take the two spare ends and knot them together after each row to complete the circle.

Start by adding a layer of sand or pebbles to the bottom of the container. This will promote healthy drainage for your plant. Cover the pebbles with a layer of potting soil and gently add your vine, cactus or other plant.

Gently pull your new knotted string plant hanger up over your recycled container. The final step is knotting all 8 strands together at the top for hanging. Add a hook to hang from a window, shelf or the ceiling.