Urban Jungle Bloggers: hanging planters

A day late but here is my Urban Jungle Bloggers post for this month, with the theme Hanging Planters. At first I was a bit stumped by the theme, I didn’t really have anywhere in the house to hang a planter (the curtain rail was one option but I didn’t want to take the risk of it falling down on me!) and I’m not really one for DIY. Give me a job like changing the lightbulb or doing some wallpapering and I’m fine; I’m a dab hand with polyfilla and I once took the bathroom door off it’s hinges, held it up against the bath and sawed the bottom off when it was sticking to the floor! But little, fiddly DIY projects nah.

Thoughts did pop into my head, like yes, I’m going to weave my own hanging planter, but let’s face it that was never going to happen (although having seen Joelix’s post, there’s a use for fish-net tights I thought I would never see…). Instead I got two old glass yoghurt pots (these are possibly the smallest hanging planters ever made), and tied around some bog-standard cotton twine. A couple of nails in the wall, a bunch of daffs and the tiniest succulent and voila! They now hang quite prettily in my living room against some postcards and an old Ercol chair, which is slightly falling apart and can’t be trusted to be sat on… it does make a nice little vignette of Spring though!

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Urban Jungle Bloggers is a monthly series started by two bloggers: Igor (Happy Interior Blog) and Judith (JOELIX.com). Every month they share ideas on how to create an urban jungle through styling ideas, DIYs and green tips & tricks.

You can find additional inspiration on their Urban Jungle Bloggers Pinterest board and keep up-to-date on their website and Facebook page. If you want to join in just use #urbanjunglebloggers on Twitter and Instagram.

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All images my own

  1. Well, I think they’re just the sweetest tiny planters & they look lovely :0) x

    • thankyou very much! I love yours, you’re so clever to have made them, I wish I was a bit more creative like that! x

  2. Thank you for getting me in the mood for spring, Cate! It looks just lovely! I had the same idea as you: to make my own macramé hanging planters, but finally chickened out 😉 Hope you’re having a wonderful (spring??) weekend!

    • Thankyou! So nice to see a bit of Spring coming and now it’s March the sun is just going to keep coming hopefully!

  3. I love this post!!


  4. happyinteriorblog

    What a beautiful styling with lots of spring feeling!! Can’t wait for spring to kick-in!! Thanks for joining us again, Cate!

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