ikea hack, how to make a hanging planter

james and i went to ikea last weekend YAY. we officially went to grab some bedroom furniture but i couldn't help but add a few extras into the trolley as we headed around the store.. it's impossible not to right?
aside from a stash of plants and candles i picked up some cute seagrass baskets. i figured they'd be a fun little ikea hack- hanging planters! it's crazy easy and i love how they turned out.

how to make a natural hanging planter
ikea hack burkatron DIY blog


jute string
bin liners or pond lining

how to make a hanging planter

1. cut off a long length of string (mine was 2m.) use a knitting needle or knife to pry open a gap in the basket and thread one end of the string through. pry open a second hole 1-2cm along and thread through the remaining end. grab both ends of the string and pull them level.

repeat 2-3 times depending on the width/size of the basket.

DIY | seagrass hanging planters

2. spread some glue on the inside of the basket and cover with plastic- i've used a bin liner here but you could also use pond lining. i'm planting succulents which require little water so this is just to prevent any moisture affecting the basket!

3. collect all the ends of string and pull them together to meet. tie in a knot and hang the planter from a hook or nail!

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ikea hack - hanging planter
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i want to fill my spare room with lots of unvarnished wood, woven baskets and a million plants so these will be a perfect addition! 

have you been to ikea recently? we set off early to beat the weekend rush and arrived just as it opened, i never knew they served breakfast?! (kinda sad i didn't stick around long enough for afternoon meatballs but i guess that's a reasonable excuse to go back..?)

would you be tempted to try these?

caroline x


  1. These look amazing! I love hanging planters, I can't wait to cover my entire flat in them. The photography over your entire blog is so stunning! :)
    Katie | Words By Katie

  2. Oh I love these! I've been wanting to put up some hanging plants in the house & these look perfect, thanks for the DIY (:

    L x


  3. I love these, they're so cute! x


    1. thanks adele- glad you like them :)

  4. These pieces look amazing, really love your DIYs, as they are always extremely beautiful x

    Millie x

  5. These are so wonderful and simple! I'm going to go to Ikea and grab some. Thanks so much for this idea.

  6. Ahh super cute! And looks like a fun DIY. Love adding a bit of greenery to my living space. Makes it come alive!


    1. i hear you- plants make everything feel nicer! :)

  7. Wow what an amazingly easy, yet super cute DIY! Well done you, thank you for sharing.

    Laura xo


    1. oh you- too kind! thanks so much laura :)

  8. These are so cute, I'd never have thought to do something like this but they look fab :) ♥

    Jess xo | The Indigo Hours

  9. Hi! These are so super cute! I'd love to include your idea to a roundup for my blog kreativk.net using one photo and a linkback to your blog! Please let me know what you think! Thanks!!!


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