DIY Hanging Garden

February 27, 2016

Happy Saturday to all of you beautiful people. I don’t know about you, but usually all I want to do on Saturday is bum the entire day. The most ideal of situations would be spending the day with Jesse in sweat pants, watching Netflix and eating yummy things in our bed. But lately, I’ve really wanted to get out there and adventure around Vienna. So today, I woke up early for a scenic morning run, went farmers market browsing, then went to the grocery store because farmers markets are expensive as heck, sat around at the market for some coffee drinking and people watching, walked around the hood aimlessly to take pictures of beautiful things, cooked a couple of meals and even squeezed in this beautiful DIY hanging garden that Jesse and I have been wanting to do for forever. The things you can do with your Saturday when you wake up before noon! What a revelation!

 

I wanted to share this hanging garden  to showcase Jesse’s skills that kills and because it’s a simple DIY that yields big. I mean, it's beautiful, adds a nice pop of color to our kitchen and I can cook with all of the fresh herbs! Win! Jesse is much more a plant person than I am. I kill everything, so I was a little hesitant at first, but I’ve got to say, I’ve never loved plants so much.

 

For your hanging garden you will need: 

  • 5 silver pots (or however many you want- ours are from Ikea)

  • thick twine (I used 3mm twine)

  • plants of your choice

  • one eye hook 

  • one tall husband or step ladder

 

 

 

Secure the eye hook in the wall using an electric drill. Easy enough. Cut off an entirely too long piece of twine, then tie the exact middle of the twine onto the eye hook so that the two ends of the twine, hanging towards the ground are even. The length will differ for everyone depending on how many pots you are doing and how far a part you want your pots to be.

 

 

 

 

Knot the left piece of twine to the hook on the first pot and do the same with the piece of twine hanging on the right. Make sure to measure out the length of each string so that the pot hangs evenly.

 

 

 

 

Repeat for the remainder of the pots. If you have any twine remaining, just snip it off with some scissors or twist it back up the twine and then knot it for a finished look, like we did. (pictured below

 

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Next, stick in your plants and stand back to admire your handy work.

 

 

 

 

So there you have it, the most simple DIY of your life. Give it a go if you want more fresh herbs, or a happy pop of green in your life. I hope you like it as much as we do!

 

Sidenote: I want these babies to be around longer than the last plant we had. Anyone have any tips on how to grow a green thumb? 

 

 

 

I hope your Saturday is beautiful!

 

 

xo, Mia

 

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