DIY Scandi-Inspired Hanging Planter Using Embroidery Hoops

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Step-by-step instructions for quick and easy DIY projects that will spruce up your space — all within 24 hours (or less!).

Lately, it seems as though we're seeing hanging planters in every boutique and online shop. Houseplants are in and here to stay! Today, we're showing you how to make a very simple and Scandi-inspired hanging planter using embroidery hoops.

You can use varying sizes of embroidery hoops for this hanging planter. You just want to make that the hoop on the bottom will fit your pot. And for your plant, we recommend a hanging succulent like a Burro's Tail or String of Pearls.

Things You'll Need

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Step 1

Start by separating the embroidery hoops. You will only be using the inside hoop of each set.

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Step 2

Next, you'll need to adhere the smaller hoop to the bottom of two larger hoops. Use a hot glue gun for a quick hold. Add glue to the inside bottom area of the hoop and secure the smaller hoop. Do this for both hoops.

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Step 3

Secure the smaller hoop to the insides of the larger hoops.

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Step 4

Use hot glue gun to adhere the tops of the larger hoops together. Allow to dry.

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Step 5

Tie white string around the top and bottom glued areas. This will secure the hoops together, giving more stability over the glued spots.

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Step 6

Next, glue the wood ring on top of the wrapped area of larger hoops. Then, wrap string around the wood pieces in an "X" formation.

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Step 7

Loop a cotton rope piece through the wood ring. Make the rope as long as you need for hanging.

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Step 8

Pot your plant in the 4-inch planter pot, and then place it in the hanging planter!

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Step 9

Hang and enjoy!

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Alice & Lois is a DIY and lifestyle blog where twin sisters Sara and Melissa share their inspiration, projects, connection and celebrate the good in life. They create inspiring posts centered around home, family, style and creativity, specializing in simple, yet sophisticated DIY projects. Sara and Melissa live in two very different places – Sara is in the heart of the midwest, Indianapolis and Melissa in the majestic ski town of Crested Butte, Colorado. Alice & Lois was named one of the Top 10 DIY and Decorating Blogs by the editors of Better Homes and Gardens in 2015 and 2016 and recently named one of the Top 30 DIY Blogs to Follow by Domino.

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