It’s no secret that we’re a little obsessed with plants around here! Today we’re sharing a fun DIY project for an extra pretty vertical planter. We love how gold and pops of color add a little something to our space!
Step 1. Start with your 3 simple, terra cotta pots (ours are 4 inches wide at the top) and spray paint them white and allow them to dry completely (optional: start with a coat of primer, if spray paint is looking too splotchy). Then, use tape to mask off the top of the pot and spray paint the bottom part gold.
Step 2. Cut two pieces of leather cording 6 feet long each. Fold them in half and tie off a section that is about 2 inches tall, this will become the top hanger for your project. Measure 12 inches down from the knot and tie off any other section. Repeat this step two more times until there are three tied off sections below the top knot.
Step 3. Add more embroidery thread to give each section the look of a friendship bracelet.
Step 4. Add a plant to each of the three pots. Place them in to cording with a knotted base below each pot. Use super glue to secure each cord to each pot.
This planter works great for outdoors, but we thought it was cutest hanging in our dining room!
Here’s a shot of them hanging outside! What do you think? Will you try making your own set soon? We hope so! xoxo. Elsie
LOVE this!! I’ve been a long-time fan but have never commented… but I just had to tell you that I think every detail here is perfection. SO inspiring, thank you!
Isn’t watering the plants a mess? Otherwise, super cute and looks like a fun project.
super cute! totally reminds me of this DIY last year:
Perfect plant DIY!
Do you have any tips for watering plants in a hanging planter without a bottom container for each pot? This might be my own plant ineptitude talking, but I’m foreseeing water trickling out the bottom and onto the floor.
I love all the fun things you guys do with terra cotta planters! You’ve inspired me to buy some and paint them white b/c I love the way they look!
I have seriously been looking for a tiered planter DIY…so cute, can’t wait to try it!!
I love this but I think I would have used metallic beads instead of embroidery floss. Maybe silver beads for a mixed metallic look?
This reminds me of my grandma. In the best way possible.
Ah I love it! I was one of the designers who helped design Darby Smart’s site so it is SO EXCITING to see one of my favorite bloggers on the site 🙂
There is only 1 problem with this, when you water the plants the water will drip everywhere. So best for outside, gorgeous idea.
I looove greenery! But why did you use glue instead of tying knots to support the pots? I rhymed, hehee.
So cute! Looks awesome.
how does the glue go over time?
I love anything that hangs! 🙂
-Deana, form Birds&Oxfords
This looks awesome! The white, gold and green are so amazing together! I so want to do this in our new house… I brought my first ever indoor plant a couple of nights ago, and I’m going to see if I can keep it alive for the next year or so, if I succeed, I’ll be going crazy with plants! I’ve always wanted lots of plants like Mum’s place, but have a bit of a brown thumb…
So pretty and easy!
Very cute! That’s awesome that your projects are coming in kits now!
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Also wondering what happens when you water them. Outside it wouldn’t matter, but inside would be a mess! They do look cute though.