DIY Hanging Orb Planter For $10

INSIDE: Use metal tape to create an easy and inexpensive hanging orb planter. Perfect for hanging under a patio or from a tree.

How to make your own hanging planter | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comOn vacation, in a picturesque coastal town, was when I first saw a planter hanging from a tree. Totally loved the look and Hello! inspiration. I came home determined to replicate the look.

A year later (because why should a DIY project get done quickly?!), I finally came around to making my hanging tree planter.


Inspired by the modern and industrial designs I was seeing in catalogs, I created a hanging planter for $10. No designer sticker shock here! *This post contains affiliate links. A purchase of any of these items helps to support this blog and its creative efforts at no cost to you. To read more, please see my disclosure page.

$10 Hanging Orb Planter

frazzled-momentI dragged my 2- and 5-year old into the hardware store the other morning and attempted to explain to the friendly guy that greeted this frazzled trio that I wanted to make a hanging orb planter.  Ok, with what?, he asked me. You know, I so eloquently explained, this round metal stuff with holes in it. Giving me a long stare, we began to walk to every aisle on the hunt for “round metal stuff with holds”. Somewhere along this hardware store journey, the 5-year old had grabbed a mesh net and was capturing the 2-year old as he shrieked and protested. Gawd. I’m sure the hardware guys had a good chuckle once we finally left with “round metal stuff” and one kids mesh butterfly net in tow.

Hanging Orb Planter Supplies
– 3/4″ galvanized steel hanging tape 
– 3/4″ steel screw and nut (I used two sets)
– wire snips
– spray paint (optional)
– hanging planter material: coconut liner, soil and plants
metal chain link or bungee cord
DIY hanging orb planter

how to make a hanging orb planter

Other than having to make a second trip to the hardware store to buy more materials, and having to pause to tend to a metal-induced scratch, this project came together very quickly!

How To  #1:
Determine how big you want your orb to be. Cut metal accordingly. I cut four pieces that will be shaped oval-like, using two sets of 10′ of galvanized metal with material leftover.

How To #2:
I made the first oval shape, overlapping the ends and inserted the screw. I then made the second oval shape, starting and stopping where the screw was. Repeat for each piece. In a ‘nutshell’, I used one screw and nut to attach all four strips of metal at the bottom of the orb.
DIY hanging orb planter
How To #3:
With the planter part made, I then took a smaller metal strip, formed a circle and placed it atop the orb. To attach this section to the orb planter, I centered it atop the four metal strips and used a second screw and nut to secure it.
DIY hanging orb planter
How To #4:
Depending on what color you prefer, I gave my planter a spray of brown paint to mimic the look of industrial, rusted metal.DIY hanging orb planter
How To #5:
Once dry, insert a coconut liner, soil and plants. Hang via metal chain link or small bungee cord attached to the small metal circle atop the orb.

I’m loving this hanging orb planter. I may just make some more!
What gardening DIY have you been inspired to create?

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26 thoughts on “DIY Hanging Orb Planter For $10

  1. janice says:

    Another great idea, Victoria. If we ever make it to another home, I plan on looking up several of your ideas to copy.

  2. creativejewishmom/sara says:

    Great idea! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday! you could use this idea to make round orbs from which you could hang say, crystals, and put in trees for an outdoor party! Thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

  3. Diana Petrillo says:

    What a clever idea, Victoria! I think I’m in love with that galvanized steel “ribbon” you found. I’m thinking there’s lots of things we could do with that lovely stuff 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up with Vintage Charm 🙂

  4. Ashleigh says:

    Thanks for sharing on Peace, Love, link-up!
    The next party is tomorrow at 6, so stop on by and share anything new you might be working on!

    : )

  5. Laurie says:

    This is such a unique, effect and brilliant idea! Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Pinned to share.

  6. ashleigh says:

    This is perfect because living in an apartment we don’t have a lot of space to grow things. Thanks for the ideas!

    Thanks for sharing this post on Peace, Love, Linkup! Grab a button and we’ll see you tomorrow at 6 for more sharing fun! : )

  7. LydiaF says:

    We have some of that strapping in the garage. We had a plumbing repair and only needed a few inches and have almost a full roll left. I like how your planter turned out. It’s fresh and seasonal. Thanks for sharing with us at Creatively Crafty #ccbg 🙂

  8. debbie says:

    orbs in the garden are all the rage here in the midwest. I had never thought to even try to make one. Yours is the first hanging one I had ever seen. lovely!

  9. Carol ("Mimi") says:

    Genius! What a unique design for your planter. I’ve never seen one like this, it’s truly original. I bet that trailing vines could be trained up over the top pieces to create a “ball” effect as the plants grow and fill in throughout the summer.

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