Wood Slice Hanging Planter

Wood Slice Hanging Planter

The calendar says it’s spring, but clearly it’s confused because I awoke to sleet and snow flurries. Not funny mother nature, not funny. Especially because I’ve had a serious itch to get started on some outdoor projects. While some of them are just going to have to wait for warmer weather, this super simple DIY wood slice hanging planter most certainly did not. And the bonus? It works for indoors or outdoors!

To get started you’ll need:

Wood Slice – Purchased at Michael’s

Sisal rope

small flower pot

Jigsaw or rotary tool

Drill and 3/4″ spade bit

Wood Slice Hanging Planter

Trace the opening for the flower pot onto the wood slice

Wood Slice Hanging Planter

Carefully cut out the circle with either a rotary tool or jigsaw.

Wood Slice Hanging Planter

Sand off any rough edges. Then use a 3/4″ spade drill bit to make the holes for the sisal rope. I used 1/2″ sisal rope.

Wood Slice Hanging Planter

If you plan to hang the planter outside, you’ll want to apply some sort of protective coat at this point, like spar urethane.

Then insert your flower pot. Followed by a fake plant. Unless you have your life together (unlike myself) and have real flowers on hand. Pull the rope through the holes, tie a big ol’ knot and hang it up!

It took me about 30 minutes to make and I wasn’t lying when I said it was super easy, right?!


Wood Slice Hanging Planter

Wood Slice Hanging Planter

This adorable hanging planter lives in the 3 season porch beneath our deck and I must say, it really is the perfect spot for it. Don’t you agree?

Wood Slice Hanging Planter

See that outdoor sofa and coffee table? Last summer we whipped those bad boys up just in time to celebrate our daughter’s first birthday in our backyard. Nothing like a good party to make you finish up projects!

Wood Slice Hanging Planter

About Amanda

I’m a Minnesota mama of three, wife of one, and human to our 4 legged canine friends Charlie and Jack. I’m a lover of all things DIY, coffee with cream, summer nights at the lake and good craft beer.


  1. Love this, Amanda! I love these woodslices, and it looks so cool hanging in your corner!! Pinned! :)
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  2. Love this! Great idea! I have everything on hand too. Can’t wait to do this!

  3. Amanda, I love this! Super adorable (and I couldn’t even tell that was a fake plant until I read it!)
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  4. You are always so creative! Love your hanging planter. We can’t wait to see what you do when your weather thaws out!
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  5. oh my gosh, i love this porch. we have a sunroom, and it’s my favorite little spot in the house. it’s where a few plants live-both real and fake. ha! enjoy yours!
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  6. This looks lovely, I love the rustic look.

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  7. I couldn’t even tell your plant was fake! Where did you get it?!
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  8. This is absolutely adorable! I love it….and the furniture!!
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  9. This is adorable! This is why I need a jigsaw! Pinning this for when I get one ; )

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  10. AHA! This is PERFECT! I bought small pails yesterday for $1.49 each. We have tree cookies left from our daughter’s wedding last fall. And I bought rosemary and mint plants and have sage seedlings. We have no plans this weekend so I’ll be picking up some rope and making three of these hangers.

  11. I love this, PINNED to make! What a creative DIY project! I really would really love for you to share this on Making Memories Mondays going on now!
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  12. Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com says:

    Such a neat idea, Amanda, love it! I’m thinking I need to make one for our back patio! Thanks so much for sharing and have a great rest of the week! Xo

  13. Love your style! I’m a huge fan of bringing nature indoors, and I love all of the different textures that you brought into just this one project. Gorgeous! :)
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  14. Super cute! Love how it turned out. And I hear you on the weather. We had an egg hunt today with my moms’ club. 40 degrees and rainy. Not spring weather at all! Hopefully it will come soon. Thanks for linking up with us at Idea Box.
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  15. So cute and creative!
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  16. Very nice! Thank you for linking up with Idea Box!
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  17. So cool. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you being a part of our party. Please stop by on Monday at 7 pm. Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls
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  18. This is just beautiful and I love any craft that involves a tree slice! I am featuring this tomorrow evening on Motivational Monday!
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  19. What a clever use of a wood slice. It looks great hanging in your 3 seasons room. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday and hope to see you again on Sunday at 6pm PST.
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  20. Hubby has a new project!! This is such a cute idea!!
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  21. Hi Amanda! Thanks for linking up at Motivational Monday!! I love it and am also featuring your hanging planter tonight at this week’s Motivational Monday. Have a great day!!
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  22. So, so cute! Thank you so much for sharing it on Show Me Saturday!
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  23. I cannot tell you how much I love these!! I am sharing them everywhere!! :)
    I want to some some for my porch and my succulents! so inspired right now!! thank you for that!
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  24. Looks so good! Featuring you tomorrow at Work it Wednesday! Hope to see you back!

  25. Amanda,
    This so adorable. I have a plank and I am thinking I could do this and put herbs in it for the kitchen. Such a simple idea and yet very fresh.
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  26. Thanks for linking up on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you tomorrow!! Pinned!!

  27. This looks fantastic! You are so creative. Your post will be featured this week on the Friday Favorites Link Party at Mustlovehome.com. Come by and see your feature and share another of your favorite posts! The party goes live at 7PM. I hope to see your there…Hugs – Christine at Must Love Home
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  28. I love this!! My MIL was just looking for those macrame hangers and couldn’t find any. This would be a great alternative!! I think I see a Mother’s Day gift in my future!! And your home is GORGEOUS!!
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  29. Such a great idea! I don’t have many indoor plants I just may have to try this. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party Pinned & shared.
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  30. Thanks again for sharing this post at Seasons on Saturday link party! You were featured!! So come by tomorrow and grab your button!
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  31. I love this! It looks so great in your space too. Just stopping by to let you know that I’m including your vases in My Favorite Things roundup tomorrow! Have a wonderful weekend!
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  32. Amanda, I just had to stop by and say that I love your hanging planter idea. I have seen it in many link up parties and it has been featured in several of them. Congratulations on the feature and on this excellent idea!

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