This DIY hanging planter can be customized depending on the size you want, and it's a great addition to any space!

Difficulty easy


Kreg Tools

Other Tools

  • Saw
  • Drill
  • Sander
  • Brad Nailer
    Brad Nailer
  • Mallet or Hammer
    Mallet or Hammer


Wood Products

  • 1 2x2 Board , 2"x2"x8'
  • 1 1/2" Dowel Rod , 12"x 1/2"

Hardware & Supplies

  • 14 2" long Brad Nails
  • 16 2 1/2" Pocket Hole Screws
  • 4 3/16" Screw Eyes
  • 4 1/4" thick cotton rope (cut to length of choice)
  • 1 Plant in planter
  • 1 Stain
  • 1 1/2" Forstner Drill Bit
  • 1 Wood Glue
  • 1 Small Drill Bit

Cut List & Parts

  • 8 2x2 Boards , 8" long
  • 4 2x2 Boards , 5" long
  • 1 1/2" Dowel Rod , 9 1/2" long


  • Cut Your Wood

    Cut your wood to the dimensions listed.

  • Drill Pocket Holes

    Drill 2 pocket holes at one end of each of your 8" long 2x2 boards.

  • Sand

    Sand everything smooth.

  • Build Top and Bottom of Planter

    Attach 4 of your 8" long 2x2 pieces using 2 1/2" long pocket hole screws, forming a square. Repeat and build a second square. These will be the top and bottom of the planter.

  • Drill Holes for Dowel Rod

    Choose one of your "squares" - this will be the bottom of the planter. Drill a 1/2" hole in the center of 2 of the parallel sides using a Forstner bit. This will allow you to drive a dowel rod through the holes from one side to the other.

  • Insert Dowel Rod

    Use a mallet to insert your dowel rod through the holes. This will create a place for your planter to rest when everything is assembled.

  • Attach Side Pieces

    Using a brad nailer and wood glue, attach your 5" long 2x2 board pieces to each corner of your squares, connecting them and creating a "box." These will form the sides.

  • Stain or Paint

    Stain or paint your piece. I used a special walnut stain for this one.

  • Add Screw Eyes

    Use a small drill bit to pre-drill holes in each corner of the top of your planter. Then insert screw eyes.

  • Add Rope

    Cut rope to your desired length (just depends on how high you want to hang it), and thread it through the screw eyes, then tie a knot at the top.