DIY Hanging Planter

With spring in the air, I was dying to add some greenery in our home. We came up with this DIY planter and we couldn’t be happier with how it turned out! Start with a 1×12 boardWe used a 1×12 primed pine board from Home Depot. We measured where the middle of the board is

Start with a 1×12 boardWe used a 1×12 primed pine board from Home Depot. We measured where the middle of the board is and marked it using a chalk line. We wanted the overall height of the planter to be about 4 feet, so we cut the board down to that size. However you can choose whatever size you want.

Adding a chevron pattern with MDFWe used 1×8 MDF to create a chevron pattern on the planter. Using a miter saw, we cut 14 inch pieces with a 45 degree miter cut on one end. If it was for the left side of the planter, the miter cut was on the right side of the MDF and vice versa so the angled cuts line up evenly in the middle of the planter right on that chalk line.


Nail in place
Once the chevron pattern is all laid out, use a nail gun to secure in place. The ends of the MDF are going to be overhanging off of the 1×12… Don’t worry, we’re going to fix that!



Cut off excess woodUsing a circular saw and a track guide, cut all the excess MDF that is overhanging the 1×12.

Add TrimOnce you’re finished cutting the excess wood, flip the board face up and add trim. We used 1×2 MDF around all four sides then secured in place with a nail gun.

Paint and attach planter ringsWe decided to go with a matte black paint color that I applied with a roller. I also used a tiny paint brush to get into the little cracks in between the MDF. Then we attached four 6 inch planter rings evenly spaced on the board and attached with screws that came with the rings.

Spray paint the potsScored these inexpensive terracotta pots from Walmart for just $1.48. I spray painted them an off white color.

Attach hanging hardwareWe attached these little brackets to the back so we could hang it on the wall.


Finished! You can also just lean it up against the wall instead of hanging it.