Ikea DIY Hanging Planter-Home Depot Monthly Gift Challenge


Welcome back to another Home Depot monthly gift challenge! If you’re just tuning in, each month me and about a dozen other super creative souls (and bloggers) team up to hand-craft a fun gift using one item from Home Depot. This month Kat and Melinda from Home Made Interest picked out sisal rope and the lucky recipient is none other than your bestie.

This month, I have a fun Ikea-hack for my BFF using one of  their planters (this one) and sisal rope from Home Depot.

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*Home Depot in no way sponsors this post, we just spend a lot of time (and money) there, so we thought we’d blog about it.*

So without further ado, here’s what we came up with:

Flower box 1

What you’ll need:

flower box set-up

-Planter box from Ikea (or metal/wood planter box)

-Sisal rope (3 feet or so)

-Drill (with 1/4 and 3/4 inch drill bit)

-Center punch


-Tape measure

Here’s How:

1. Measure the center of your planter (I believe the Ikea one is roughly 3 1/4 inches) and mark the center.

flower box measure

2. Using your center punch and hammer, create an indentation (it will not go entirely through the surface) to ensure the accuracy of the drill.

flower box center punch

3. Using your 1/4 inch drill bit, drill a hole through the surface (it’s easier to start out smaller and work your way up).

flower box drill

4. Now, use your 3/4 inch drill bit to drill a larger hole through the surface (drill into existing hole).

5. Repeat steps 1-4 on the other side of the planter.

6. Pull your manila rope through the hole and secure tightly with a single knot (repeat for the other side).

*Note: I glued the wooden support legs onto the planter because I like how they accent the piece.

7. Plant your greenery and enjoy!

flower box 3

flower box 2


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Flower box 1

Looking for some more inspiration? Be sure to check out what some of my lovely blog friends did below. All this creativity is so contagious!

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Stay tuned for next month!

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