Tuesday, February 21, 2017

DIY leather belt plant hanger

Hope your week is off to a good start so far!  I have a tutorial for an easy plant hanger today because I've run out of floor space for plants. Actually, I could put more on the floor but I've hit our limit for plants on the floor. I decided it was time to start hanging them.  The longest part of this project was writing the post. Otherwise it was quick.

Re-purpose an old or thrifted leather belt into a simple plant hanger

For this project you need:

an old or thrifted leather (or pleather) belt
scissors
a hot glue gun (my sweet hubs just got me this one and I love it)
a small screw driver or something else with a sharp point
jute, twine or string
a plant

I just so happened to have a belt in a bag for goodwill so I grabbed it out and started work. Mine? Clearly pleather...


First, I cut the buckle off:


Then I cut the belt in half to get two pieces.


 Find the center and lay the pieces perpendicular to each other. I hot glued the pieces to each other.


Next, I used my small screw driver to poke holes at the ends of each piece. I made sure to place the holes a little bit away from the edge so that the holes wouldn't rip out easily.


Once I made the hole, I strung the jute through and tied a knot or two.

Re-purpose an old or thrifted leather belt into a simple plant hanger

Re-purpose an old or thrifted leather belt into a simple plant hanger

On the inside of the belt I hot glued the knot and the extra string to give myself a little more assurance that the knot wouldn't come out or come loose.


One long string connected the ends of one piece and another string of the same length, connected the other piece of belt. You can see it in the picture below. One string for the horizontal belt part and the other string for the vertical section. If this doesn't make sense, let me know.

Re-purpose an old or thrifted leather belt into a simple plant hanger

After I connected the second piece of string, I tucked the plant inside and just opened up my curtain rod and slid the strings over it. No holes in the ceiling, no permanent damage, just a cute, happy, alive-for-now plant.

Re-purpose an old or thrifted leather belt into a simple plant hanger

I didn't even re-pot it. This is the cheap plastic pot the plant came in. Imagine how much cuter if the pot was painted or something.

 Re-purpose an old or thrifted leather belt into a simple plant hanger

Re-purpose an old or thrifted leather belt into a simple plant hanger

It's just what this little space needed. Such a quick and easy DIY.

Re-purpose an old or thrifted leather belt into a simple plant hanger

What do you think? Do you have a curtain rod that could use a little hanging plant love? I'd be so happy to see if you make one. Let me know!

For another hanging plant DIY click the image below:

http://www.househomemade.us/2016/07/easy-tee-shirt-macrame-plant-hanger.html


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