Since it's practically spring (FINALLY) in Wisconsin, I thought I'd share the hanging planters I put together last spring!
Bowls (These are from Dollar Tree!)
Dremel & Carbide tip
Water in a spray bottle or maybe a small cup
Eye Hooks for hanging
Soil, flowers, and all required for planting!
The steps are simple enough. The bowls need some drainage so you'll need to get a hole in the bottom. I only did one per bowl which was plenty for function and turns out the process of putting a hole into the ceramic bowls was more time intensive than popping something through the bottom!
- Setup your dremel, carbide tip, water source and paper towel underneath to collect water and dust/pieces (I've heard diamond tip would've been a great alternative if not preferred, it did eat up my bit doing these 3 holes)
- Drill on through! Make sure you're spraying water pretty frequently to help with the temperature and shrapnel. TAKE YOUR TIME! Don't use a ton of force or the tip will get eaten up and the hole will punch early which can crack the bowl. It took me 5-10 minutes per hole. Dry and brush off when done!
- Tie up the strings! MANY types of twine would work. I had this stuff on hand from making rosaries but thinking out loud, other twine, hemp, thin rope, Id imagine even yarn would do the job! The tutorial I used for this step came from here: (another blog)
- Plant your plant in the bowl!
- Find where you want to put them. Install an eye hook there! Then hang the twine and place the bowl into it!
The end :)
Of course water and do it frequently because they're small and won't hold a ton of water. According to my very helpful and neighbors with incredible green thumbs, if you pinch off the "spent" flowers it stimulates growth, who knew!
Project Cost: $10 (bowls, flowers, soil)