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Super Easy DIY Hanging Planter Using a Wood Slice

Do you have pets or small children? Do you find that it’s difficult keeping your plants alive in your home? My solution? Try this DIY Hanging Planter! I love this log planter so much – and it’s a breeze to make! 

diy hanging planter

Do you have pets? Maybe even small children? Do you find that it’s kind of difficult keeping your plants alive in your home?

Trust me, I feel your pain! I have a wide assortment of plant life in my home, and it doesn’t exactly help that my green thumb is lacking in a tremendous way.

I bet you’re wondering. Well, what’s your solution? That, my friends, would be a DIY hanging planter.

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More specifically, a hanging planter designed for plant life that hangs and trails all over the place. Those types of plants seem to be my all-time favorites since they tend to survive even the worse droughts that are caused by… well, me!

I shared pictures from all angles so you can see how I made mine. Basically, the plant sits on a wood slice and is suspended with twine.

How to Make a DIY Planter from A Wood Log

wood slice hanging planter

1.) Drill 6 Holes Into a Wood Slice

One of the easiest ways to put together your very own DIY hanging planter is to simply take a wood slice, drill a few holes into it (six to be exact). I found the 6 holes keep the plant more stable.

2.) Pull Twine Trough the Holes

Next, pull through some twine, and knot it at the top. I pulled the twine through the log in a triangular pattern to give it more stability and strength.

3.) Attach it To The Ceiling

Just make sure that when you attach it to the ceiling that you are using drywall anchors and (even better) get it into a stud as well.

Log Planter for Indoor and Outdoor Hanging Plants

It’ll definitely be smooth sailing from there, and no worries about it falling down in the future with that last step!

diy wood slices

At the moment I only have one up, but you can sure bet that I’ll have about a dozen more in the next few months!

They are just too easy and look classic and clean against my newly upgraded walls. Most definitely a great way to add a little bit of texture as well as that gorgeous rustic-y goodness that you know that I just love.

Now all I need to do is round up a few more plants that are “human-friendly”, and that will last around me and the family! Easier said than done, right?!

diy tree trunk slices

Easy DIY Hanging Planter Using a Wood Slice and Rope

So, just to reiterate. These super easy DIY hanging planters are perfect for not only hanging up your beautiful plants but also for getting them off the ground and lower tables that your children and pets could have access to. Such an interesting and functional piece that I just know you’re going to love!

I hope you are off to a most wonderful week, and I will see you very, very shortly 🙂

If you loved these ideas then you’ll definitely want to browse some of my other Gardening projects that are full of step-by-step tutorials as well as freebies galore! Can’t wait to see you again and happy planting!

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This post was originally created in February 2017 and then updated in January 2022.

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