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Make a Beautiful Indoor Hanging Planter

Hanging planters bring life to any space whether they are indoors or outdoors. We’ve previously shown you how to make a macrame plant hanger and driftwood hanging planter. If you are looking for even more ideas we have 21 DIY hanging planter ideas for you and below we are showing you how to make an indoor hanging planter.

a semi-circle wood hanging planter

How to make an indoor hanging planter


  • Wood circle – we used a Birch wood circle.
  • Wood stain – red oak
  • Jute rope
  • Bracket
  • Terracotta plant saucer
  • Gold paint
  • Outdoor Mod Podge
  • E-6000 glue
  • Plant
  • Saw
  • Drill

Note: We purchased a birch wood circle from Lowe’s, however, most craft stores will sell pre-cut wood circles too. You can make 2 hanging planters from one circle.

birch wood circle, terracotta saucer and jute rope to make an indoor hanging planter


The first step is to saw your wood circle in half so that the straight edge sits flush against a wall. You can make two hanging planters from this one circle.

a wood circle being cut in half to make a hanging planter

If you are hanging your planter off a hook, measure the distance the hook is from the wall and drill holes either side of your wood semi-circle. Make sure you use a drill bit that’s around the same width as the jute rope you’ll be using.

holes being drilled in wood to make a hanging planter

Tip: You can add a hole in the front center as well to stabilize your hanging planter, but I don’t listen to my partner’s advice and instead sometimes choose to do things the hard way because I want things to look a certain way. You’ll see more below about how I stabilized ours.

The next step is to stain your wood. We had a tiny little bit of red oak stain left. I brushed it on, then wiped it off after about 5 minutes, and then set the wood aside to dry completely.

wood being stained with red oak wood stain

Paint your terracotta saucer with gold paint. Set aside to dry and then add a couple of coats of outdoor Mod Podge to help protect it from excess water that might run out of the potted plant.

a terracotta saucer painted gold and then sealed with outdoor Mod Podge

Using E-6000 glue, attach the terracotta saucer to the wood. The reason I did this is that I’m so incredibly clumsy and can see myself bumping into this too often to count and then having to constantly replace the terracotta saucers.

a terracotta saucer attached to a wood hanging planter

Cut a length of jute rope and thread the ends through the holes tying them underneath the hanging planter.

jute rope being tied onto a wood hanging planter

Here is the part where I didn’t listen about drilling that third hole in the front of the hanging planter. In order for the hanging planter to not tilt forward and my plant splat on the floor (yes, that did happen), we added a bracket underneath it, and then I used removable double-sided tape to attach it to the wall. You can screw yours to the wall, but I wanted it to be easier to move without adding another hole in the wall.

a bracket mounted underneath a wood planter

a diy wood hanging planter with jute cord and a gold terracotta saucer

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