Morning, everyone! Claire here with the result of our collaborative brainstorm session from two weeks ago, and I must say that I’m quite smitten with this bright new addition to my outdoor space. I was so inspired by all the projects I found (and will probably attempt all three by the end of the summer!) but decided to make one that’s a bit more suited to my home and yard. With a few simple and easy-to-source materials, I created a colorful collection of succulents and herbs that hangs high above my dog’s busy paws. Sound like the perfect gardening solution for you? Follow the jump for instructions!

  • plants
  • plastic plant containers
  • wire hangers
  • spray paint
  • 2 pieces of rebar 4’L x 1/4″dia.
  • 2 ladder hooks
  • pliers
  • screw driver
  • blue painters tape
  1. Space ladder hooks apart, just less than the full length of your rebar
  2. Set rebar in ladder hooks
  3. Spray paint containers, sectioning off colors with painters tape
  4. Once dry, fill containers with plants and potting soil
  5. Measure the height at which you want each pot to hang, and clip the wire hangers accordingly
  6. Use pliers to bend the two ends of the hanger into small hooks and hook onto the lip of pots. noteif there’s no a lip to hook the hanger onto, you can use a craft knife to cut slits into the pots
  7. Hang, position and enjoy!

*photos by Claire Zinnecker

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Comments (15)
  1. 1
    Ashley @ Any Lovely Thing May 17, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Claire, this looks fabulous! I hope your succulents and herbs are happy swingin’ in the breeze 🙂


  2. 2
    Debra Kapellakis May 19, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    It is colorful and fun.

  3. 3
    Audrey August 23, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    I Love this!! Thank you so much for sharing the how to!! I plan to make one for my own. : )

  4. 4
    Nicole April 20, 2013 at 3:47 am

    where did you get that dress? it looks adorable

  5. 5
    Jurni May 8, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Love this!!!! Making one soon.

  6. 6
    Peggy April 15, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    I’m going to try this for my friend who is recovering from open heart surgery. We’ll plant some hanging strawberries, spinach, and herbs. Thanks for the idea.