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DIY Plant Hanger

Updated: Jan 22

A modern way to showcase your plants and macramé!

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As someone who is indecisive and constantly rearranging furniture/decorations, I needed something that could easily "change" and "move". Something I could constantly play with and alter without putting more holes in walls. (Anyone else hang something up in the morning and end up hating it there in the afternoon?) Anyhoo, when I searched for plant hanging options on Pinterest, to my surprise, there wasn't really anything out there other than individual hook hangers. (And we all know what that meant. More holes that wouldn't end up getting used.)

So I sat my creative booty down and brainstormed. I knew I wanted something simple and industrial.. and then BOOM! It hit me. A quick doodle, short trip to Lowe's, and an amazon order later, my plant hanging dream came true!



TOTAL COST - $21 (not including tools or optional items)


- 2-3 ceiling brackets with screws (pending rod length) Click here for the 2 pack or here for the 4 pack. (If you don't use these, make sure your bracket "hole" is at least .25" larger than the dowel rod.)

- 0.75 inch wooden dowel rod (Mine is 8 ft long but yours can be as long or as short as you want!)

- Pencil

- Screw driver

- Step ladder

- Tape measure


- 0-3 toggle bolts (pending studs)

- Drill with corresponding bits


STEP 1: Once you have found the approx. area you want the hanger to be, with the stud finder and pencil, mark where each ceiling stud is.

NOTE: If the studs are nowhere near where you want your brackets to be, that's okay! You'll just need to use a toggle bolt for each bracket that doesn't have a stud. I personally made sure at least 1 of my brackets was in a stud because I knew I'd be hanging a LOT of plants and wanted that extra support.

STEP 2: Decide where you want each bracket and, with the tape measure, make sure each one is the same distance from the nearest wall. (I made sure my brackets were at least 7" away from the wall so the pots wouldn't hit it.)

STEP 3: Place all of the brackets on the rod and attach the outer brackets with ONE screw, that way you can slightly rotate them, if needed. (Also, if you are attaching a bracket with no stud, you will need to drill out a hole for the toggle bolt first. If you don't know how a toggle bolt works, click here for a helpful video.)

STEP 4: Once you are positive you can slide the rod in and out of the brackets easily (This part was quite tricky for us since I foolishly used a 1" rod with 1" brackets. #rookiemistake), finish by screwing in the rest of the screws and attaching any remaining brackets.

Voila! You now have a unique, modern plant hanger! I hope you all love it as much as we do. Don't forget to take pictures and use the hashtag #kaykrochets on Instagram and Facebook so I can see how gorgeous it looks in your home!

Have a fantabulous day and never forget that the maker of this universe adores you ❤


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