Clay Pot Hanging Garden – 12 DIY Projects To Try

Clay Pot Hanging Garden 12 DIY Projects For You To Try

Create a Hanging Garden

Hanging Garden displays are not only beautiful, they can also be very functional too.

It may be a case that you just love to add color and style to the higher up areas around your home and garden, or it may be that you have an issue with space.

Either way, there are many very functional uses as well.

  • A hanging garden can give you some much needed extra space for growing plants, fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Whilst using less space on the ground.
  • They can be very useful for people with limited mobility. For instance, you could hang your garden at just the right height for a person in a wheelchair, or someone who has limited flexibility.
  • You could use them to create a screening and some privacy.
  • Hanging clay pots in this way can provide a certain amount of shade from the heat of the day.
  • Maybe you have a garden where there is a lot of shade low down and you need to place plants higher up to get more sunlight.

Whatever your reasons, a hanging garden display can be a beautiful focal point for your house or garden.

12 Ingenious Ways To Use Clay Pots For A Hanging Garden

#1 – Using A Metal Rod, Bolts and Washers

This beautiful planter set is more rigid, it has been put together with a steel rod making it more solid.

Hanging Garden Using Steel Rods - Clay Pot Crafts
DIY by The Horticult / Ryan Benoit Des

This is perfect for balconies and porches. With its rigid construction, it will be less likely to blow around.

However, if you have a high up apartment or just a really windy area, you could easily attach it to the top and the bottom, with only minor adjustments to the process. Making them ideal for just about anywhere.

A delightful design featured in the Horticult by Ryan Benoit Des. If you are interested in recreating this project you can get a full and detailed tutorial from the link below the picture.

#2 – Neon Straws and String

A more fanciful design to brighten up any area. Fun to make and always a talking piece.

Hanging Garden Using Neon Straws and String - Clay Pot Crafts
Brit & Co

If you like bright colors then maybe this is the project for you, it is a very simple starter project.

These are ideal for both indoor and outdoor use as they can be hung from virtually anywhere.

There is a full tutorial over at House Beautiful.

#3 – Hang Your Pots From A Copper Pipe

Once you have created your hanging pot, you may be looking for a place to hang it.

Hanging Garden Hang Pots from a Copper Pipe - Clay Pot Crafts
A Beautiful Mess

The creator over at a Beautiful Mess has a lovely tutorial on how to set up your copper pipe to hang your pots from.

If you not keen on the brightly colored strings you can use whatever materials you please. From paracord, garden rope, chains or even macrame.

#4 – Using Rope and Boards

A more structured design of shelves and rope gives an easy way to hang a lot in an organized fashion with only two points of connection above.

Hanging Garden Using Rope and Boards - Clay Pot Crafts
from Homemade Modern

Made up of flat boards with holes for the pots and connected via rope from one to next, this is altogether a much tidier and efficient use of much needed limited space.

#5 – Geometric Planter Using Chains

Both elegant and novel this vertical planter is constructed from homemade clay pots, joined with chains.

Hanging Garden Using Hand Molded Clay Pots and Chains - Clay Pot Crafts
from HomeTalk

As a lover of air plants, this is one of my favorites, definitely a talking feature when your guests come to visit

#6 – Log Slice and Suede Strips

Though elegant, you would not want to use this idea in an area where there is a lot of wind.

Hanging Garden Using a Log Slice and Suede Strips - Clay Pot Crafts
from Shelterness

For a more simplistic natural look, this hanging shelf planter is ideal for any sheltered area. Made up of a simple log slice and suede strips it is an easy beginner project.

I personally wouldn’t use the glass holders, I would use three different sized clay pots.

#7 – Using an Embroidery Hoop

You have to wonder how the pot stays in place.

Hanging Garden Using Embroidery Hoop - Clay Pot Crafts
from Northstory

Visually attractive and delicate. Definitely, a unique and awe-inspiring design. If you want to see how they get the pot to stay in place, go take a look at the tutorial.

#8 – Clay and Rope

A singular version of the hanging shelf display but with the materials of the geometric planter.

Hanging Garden Using Clay Squares and Rope - Clay Pot Crafts
from The Lovely Drawer

You can make this design using polymer clay to create the square potholder section to fit the pots you have available.

#9 – By Tying Rope around Your Pot

Hanging Garden by Tying Rope Around Your Pot - Clay Pot Crafts
Source Pinterest

Simply rope. To produce this effect you simply wrap some rope around any pot that has a ridge or indented area below the top. Tying it off in any simple secure fashion that you please.

#10 – Macrame Yourself a Plant Holder

Macrame the art of knotting string in decorative geometrical patterns.

Hanging Garden Using Macrami  - Clay Pot Crafts
Flippin Wendy Design

#11 – Lolly Sticks

Save you lolly sticks and have a go at this interesting little project.

Lolly Sticks and String Hanging Garden -  Clay Pot Crafts
Image source Good Housekeeping

For this project, you are going to need twenty regular shaped lolly sticks, some glue, and the string of choice.

Simply glue together the corners as shown in the picture, alternately stacking the sticks.

Then, attach your string as shown. Simples!

#12 – Drill Holes and Add String

Drill Holes and Add String Hanging Garden - Clay Pot Crafts
from TW Pottery

Whether you are using glazed pots as in the picture above or basic terracotta unglazed pots you can easily drill holes to make it easy to hang your pots.

For a full tutorial on how to drill holes in your pots visit Wiki How.


So there you go 12 different and unique ideas for hanging your clay pots and creating a beautiful hanging garden.



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