diy hanging flowerpots
sometime last summer I published a post about the row of flowerpots adorning this backyard picket fence … and I’m just now getting around to writing the accompanying diy.
it is indeed a diy project, because the little hanging contraptions do not appear to be available anymore. thankfully they’re easy to make.
I originally bought a package of the wire flowerpot holders ages ago at a little garden store. Using those as my model, I purchased some galvanized fencing wire from the hardware store, since I don’t want them to rust.
Cut a length of wire long enough to fit the circumference of your small flowerpot beneth the rim, plus 8-10 inches.
Bend the wire in a circle, placed around your flowerpot, then using pliers, twist the two ends as close to the flowerpot as you can.
Remove the flowerpot and continue to twist. Bend the ends apart at the top, leaving about an inch on each side - this is where they hold on behind the adjacent fence pickets.
This is an easy and cute way to adorn a plain picket fence with a bright bouquet of spring. You just slide the twisted part between the pickets.
Just today I added the bracket with the hanging basket. It’s one of those closet shelf/rod brackets that was stashed in the garage. Might as well put it to good use.
And you might recall the hanging basket is also diy – made from a mesh produce bag. Fun way to upcycle – click here to read more about that project.
Anyway, it’s getting too late in the season to plant anymore, so we’ll just give them water and enjoy the blooms.
Happy gardening ~ and thank you so much for dropping by!