DIY Hanging Garden Project

DIY Hanging Garden Planter

What You'll Need:

4, 1" x 4" x 72" Common Wood Boards
2" x 2" x 96" Wood Furring Strip
2" Nails
Paint or Stain
Clear Outdoor Polyurethane Sealant
Shower Curtain 'S' Hooks
Glass Candle Holder Jar with Handle
River Rocks
Garden Soil
Kitchen Garden Plants
Chalkboard Wedding Placeholders

Courtesy of Ursula from Homemade By Carmona
Difficulty Level: Advanced
Approximate Time: 2 Hours (Not Including Dry Time)

How to Make a DIY Hanging Garden Project

Start spring planting before the final frost with this easy DIY Hanging Garden Project! This pretty little project will bring some style to your front porch or deck or make a kitchen garden easy to care for, and it's easy to transport back inside for the night! It also makes a great solution for an apartment dweller who just doesn't have the yard for a garden.
  • 1 Measure & cut wood boards Measure & cut wood boards

    Measure and cut each of your 4 wood pieces into thirds - 24" in length. These are the wooden slats your garden pots will hang from. Measure and cut the 2" x 2' in half - 48" in length. Sand any roughly cut edges until smooth.

  • 2 Line up wooden slats Line up wooden slats

    Place each 24" wooden slat side by side, and use nail hards as spacers to keep a uniform gap between each slat.

  • 3 Construct stand & frame Construct stand & frame

    Place your 2" x 2" wood pieces an equal distance from the sides. This is the stand that will hold your frame up, so place them approximately 3" from either edge. Nail through the 2" x 2" wood stand to attach each 24" slat from the back. 2 staggered nails through the 2" x 2" to each slat will ensure a strudy frame.

  • 4 Paint & seal board Paint & seal board

    Stain or paint the board a color of choice. Be sure to seal it with a clear polyurethane graded to withstand the outdoor elements.

  • 5 Slide hangers into gaps Slide hangers into gaps

    Slide the end of an 'S' style shower curtain hook into the gap between the slats. Be sure to account for the height of the hanging plant in your placement, but keep in mind, you can always move them to accomodate more plants or gardening tools.

  • 6 Place river rocks Place river rocks

    Place river rocks at the bottom of each jar. This isn't only decorative, but it allows you to see if you're overwatering and allows root aeration. Both of these are important since the jars do not have the drainage a normal garden pot would.

  • 7 Place plants Place plants

    Break up the roots around your plants and place them atop the river rock. Add garden soil around the edges.

  • 8 Mark plants Mark plants

    Use a chalk marker to write the name of each plant on the placeholders. Insert a garden marker into each plant.

  • 9 Embellish & place board Embellish & place board

    Hang your newly potted plants from your garden frame and watch them grow. If the board will be sitting on your front porch, try adding your house numbers to the top as an embellishment.