DIY hanging fence pots

20 May

My house is small and my yard is even smaller. So I have to grow things wherever I can.

#DIY hanging fence pots

Supplies:

Galvanized steel wire

Pliers and wire cutters

Small pots (IKEA $0.49)*

Plants ( I used impatiences)

Potting soil

Rocks or pottery pieces

#DIY hanging fence pots

Cut wire into 12inch strips. One for each pot you intend to hang.

Using a pot as a guide, wrap a strip of wire around the middle to make a circle. Twist the two wires together on the back one or two times. The wire circle should be wrapped tight enough that the pot does not slide through it. Repeat with each strip of wire.**

#DIY hanging fence pots

Place the twist of two wires at an intersection on the fence (where the fencing makes an X). Wrap one wire around the upper left leg of the X and the other wire around the upper right leg of the X. Once secure, trim the ends of the wire.

#DIY hanging fence pots

Choose flowers based on your climate and space. I used impatiences because my fence is shady, only getting a few hours of filtered sunlight a day through the ivy.

#DIY Plant Step-by-Step

Slip the pots into the hanging circles and let gravity keep it in place.

#DIY hanging fence pots

My hanging pots cost $1.25 each. My total project cost was around $15. This included enough pots, wire, flowers and soil to make 12 . Making more won’t increase your total cost too much, about half of the wire and soil were left when all was said and done.

*Note: you want to keep the pots small and lightweight for this project so that they do not cause your fence to sag. Mine have been up for a year and I haven’t had any problems.

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2 Responses to “DIY hanging fence pots”

  1. suzanhaas May 21, 2013 at 12:34 am #

    Well done. Clever idea, looks easy to do and really dresses up a fence.

  2. theartstea November 7, 2013 at 9:37 am #

    Awesome DIY project. I am going to use this next spring on my balcony.

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