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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