When we chose February's Urban Jungle Bloggers topic I thought this would be easy peasy. There are so many cool DIYs out there to make a beautiful macramé plant holder. Until I realized I didn't have any nice rope or fabric. I tried to make something with electrical cords (which we do have in all the colors of the rainbow for the renovation of our home 😉 ), but that didn't work out. Neon fishnet tights to the rescue!
I found this package of PaParee tights (love that brandname!) in my stash of DIY stuff and 10 minutes later I had my three hanging planters. Plus two hands full of cactus spines, ouch! The tall paddle leaf cactus needed some extra space and support to grow, so I made a hoop from electrical cord that I wove through the tights. Easy peasy after all!
But how do you attach a hanging planter to your ceiling without drilling holes? I have no idea, we don't have curtain rods, or wooden beams. I decided to make a temporary setup in our kitchen with a broomstick, a wooden plank, some cartons of milk on top and Tadaaah!
Once I finished taking the pictures, the sun came out. And I loved the shadows of the tights and plants so much, that I just had to do it all over again. Oh the joys of early spring weather in France 😉
Like when I built my temporary plant shelfie, I wanted to share a behind the scenes picture. Our cat Wally wasn't really sure about it:
See? Hanging planters are very easy to make yourself! You can even hang them on a wall (with a simple nail), on a hook in your window sill, or on a broomstick 😉 Do you have hanging planters at home? Share them on instagram or twitter with #urbanjunglebloggers or check out the gallery for more inspiration!
Urban Jungle Bloggers is a monthly series hosted by 2 bloggers: Igor (Happy Interior Blog) and Judith (JOELIX.com). Every month we share ideas to create an urban jungle through styling ideas, DIYs and green tips & tricks. You can find additional inspiration on our Urban Jungle Bloggers Pinterest board and keep up-to-date via our Facebook page. Want to join? Find out how on our website and use #urbanjunglebloggers on twitter and instagram. Let's bring some green into our homes and blogs!
► Fore more hanging planters, check out the gallery!
20 thoughts on “Urban Jungle Bloggers #16”
Ahahahahaha I love the wondering cat looking at your quirky hanging planters:-) I guess she might be wondering a lot what you're doing recently:-) Such a cool idea to create hanging planters out of fishnet stockings – I mean serioulsy, who wears those anyway?
OMG … what a great idea and it look´s gorgeous.
Haha, you really make the best 'behind-the-scenes' photos, and Wally is just so funny! Um yes, cats: my major concern when it comes to hanging planters (that and the -not- drilling holes in the ceiling bit), can we really ever hang them high enough? =^x^=
And seriously though: fishnet stockings, so clever!
Hahaha, nu snap ik je opmerking op IG! Ik twijfel of ik voor mijn raam misschien een stang plaats. Maar twijfel nog..
neat idea :)
cool idea!!! i don't like hanging plants very much – but this is marvelous!!!
Your post make me smile. What a brilliant idea for transforming regular pots into hanging planters! Unusual colours for tights – but how gorgeous and vibrant they look set against your plants.
what a novel idea. Wasn't expecting that!
I can't think of anyone else who would come up with this idea… fab re-purposed and upcycled endeavour:-) They look great. The idea of cucculents, cacti and fishnet tights is indeed funny!
I'm loving seeing what everyone else did. Great topic this month x
Genius! this was such a fun theme, I love the neon against the white pots and green leaves x
Great idea to use fishnet tights as planters!!! Love the bright colors!
Un grand bravo , c'est une excellente et rigolote idée .
such a unique idea and i looove the setup :D greetings julia
OMG this is a great idea to use tights! I really love the final effect, so trendy in fluo. And I love the behind the scenes… the cat is the best ^_^
I love this idea, Judith. Actually I think this is much better than macrames. You see those everywhere. This one is fresh and unique. You did a great job.
Thanks for the behind pictures. It feels good that I am not the only one running areound with a broomstick and a ladder.
Hahaha, Judith, you rock!
Love all the neons and the idea is genious!
This is super cool Judith! I think you should sell them, they'd go super well! I love once again seeing the behind the scenes shot, it's gold:
So cool! Love the neon brights x
Love these – fishnets have many uses ;)
Happy Monday Judith xx
Echt heel leuk en vrolijk deze hangers, goed idee met die stok, ga ik onthouden. En love the shadows on your wall! :)