Colorful Copper Pipe Hanging Planter

Three easy hanging planter DIY's for you to try on craft night! Get the full tutorial on www.AbeautifulMess.comThere may be more hanging planter DIYs on the Internet than any other popular craft right now, but there is always a way to take your standard craft up a notch! Why not add oversized, hand-painted, wooden beads and copper pipe accents for a little more fun! Make a trio of coordinating hangers, and enjoy both cleaner air and a cuter house. You’re welcome.

Beaded Plant Hanger DIY SuppliesSupplies:
-three plants inserted directly into airy pots with their containers still attached. You can repot if you wish, but I’d suggest repotting succulents or something tolerant enough that it doesn’t need to stay moist.
7/32″ x 100′ package of braided cotton clothesline
fifteen 3/4″ unfinished round wooden beads
-nine 1″ unfinished round wooden beads
-eleven 1 1/2″ unfinished round wooden beads
1/4″ x 2′ copper pipe
pipe cutter
acrylic craft paint

Cut Your Rope and Tie A KnotFor your first plant hanger, cut three strands of rope that equal 10′ each. Fold these in half and tie a loop knot to create your top knot as shown above.

Paint Your BeadsPaint your wooden beads in your preferred colors. I didn’t sand mine before painting because I have more important things to do with my life, but it’s obviously up to you. The pink paints I used were from a craft paint set that belonged to Ruby and had more of a washed effect than the acrylics I used on the other two planters. I liked how subtle it turned out. I started to set my beads on copper string that I stuck in a box so the paint wouldn’t get messed up, but then I realized how fast they were drying and got a little lazy. They still turned out great.

Painted Ombre BeadsYou can see how these paints still allowed the wood grain pattern to show through. I’m a fan.

String two strands through each set of beadsI had six strands of rope hanging down from my knot and knew I wanted to double up my rope to string through the beads. I added them according to size, two strands at a time, and then tied a knot where I wanted them to hang. I altered their heights for interest but you could make them all even instead.

First Round of KnotsNext, I split each set of ropes and knotted the left strand from one set of beads to the right strand of the beads next to it. Then I repeated that one more time but splitting the strands again. You can see how this makes a tubular effect.

Finally, I knotted all of the ropes together at the bottom and trimmed the ends. If you have more rope to work with, you can let the ends hang long.

Hand Painted Wooden BeadsFor the next one, I cut my rope strands to be about 11′ long each before knotting them all into a loop knot in the middle. I then cut copper pipe into 3″ pieces and added them over double strands of rope before adding my painted beads. I used acrylic paint on these and left the small beads natural. I knotted them so they’d all be even and then continued tying my knots to make the netting.

Navy, green, copperFor this planter I covered more of the rope by adding more copper and smaller beads.

Peach TonesDetail of hand-painted beadsHand-Painted Pink BeadsHand paint your own beads and add some copper pipe to take your DIY hanging planters to the next level. Find this super easy tutorial on www.abeautifulmessYou can play around with varied lengths and long ends underneath your plants, or even work on a smaller scale with smaller beads, rope and copper pipe. I love how the beads kind of steal the show in this arrangement, though. Sometimes bigger is just better. Would you paint yours or keep them natural? –Rachel

Credits // Author and Photography: Rachel Denbow. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.

  • Hanging planters are so great! Love the colorful elements of these!

  • I love these! And they are perfect for me, seeing as how I don’t have whole lot of shelf space in a tiny apartment. <3

  • I love these! So darling! I’ve been wanting to add more greenery to my home, but with a toddler running around, location is an issue. Hanging plants are well out of reach, and visually interesting – especially custom like this. I may have to make a trip to the hardware store this weekend… 😉

  • I would also love to know what kind of plants these are and how they drain.

    Such a cute project.


  • I’m kind of freaking out right now because these are so cute!! I must make these this weekend.

  • Macrame everything right now- I’ll be turning straight into my mother if I make these. Lol! But I still like the trend. Your colored beads are a cute addition.


  • These are awesome!! I am in total macrame mode right now and needed some new ideas to make each one different. Thanks!

    Kristin |

  • love it x looks amazing

  • These are adorable, love how you incorporated the copper!

  • Your team is always coming up with unique, fun and trendy projects! I love the colourful beads on this one.

    Mocha and Moccasins

  • These are so cute!! Must make them! xx

  • This might not be the best question to ask on this DIY…but how do plants drain? I love the hanging planter look it’s gorgeous but just don’t know how to let everything drain properly.

  • Beautiful! I adore these with the wooden beads and the colors you chose.

    Warm Regards,

  • I love these! My house in needing more color and I think this is the perfect way to add it! Thanks for the tutorial!


  • I have been looking for round, white planters just like these! Can you share where they are from?!

  • Love this project!! I’ve been wanting a hanging planter for some time now. Love that you can customize it anyway you want.

  • You’re right I’ve seen a bunch of other hanging planters DIY’s lately but I have to say that this is by far my favorite! thank you so much for sharing 🙂 <3

  • I love the painted beads, they add a personal touch to the planters. They would be so cute on a windchime!

    Juju Sprinkles

  • Wow this is so cute! Such a simple twist on the original but adds so much more personality. Love!

  • Super cute! I love how you secured your beads with the wire and cardboard for painting. No messy fingers, no beads rolling everywhere getting paint on your countertop and floors. No cursing required. 🙂 That’s smart thinking!

  • These are so cute! I especially love those pink beads of different shapes and sizes. It has a really interesting effect at quick glance, it looks like it’s moving almost.

  • The copper and the white looks good. I think I’d like the beads alone or the copper alone to keep it a bit more simple if I did it though.


  • I love these, trying to figure out where I could put them in my house without children and animals getting hold of them! Great tutorial, thanks for sharing — Romany

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