There’s a high probability of a major snowfall this weekend in Toronto, so it seems like we’ve finally entered into the cold depths of winter 🥶. If you’re as eager to bring in some spring vibes as we are, try crafting this wood plant hanger that’s sure to cheer up any space and serve as a reminder that spring is just around the corner.
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You will need:
- Wood stick (5/8″ thick or more)
- Small wooden clips (6 – 10)
- Leather or cotton cord
- Cotton thread
- Flowers to hang
- Electric drill & drill bits (not pictured)
Using an electric drill & a 1/4″ drill bit, create a hole on either end of the wood stick (no less than 1 cm from the ends). Then mark out holes every 6 – 7 cm apart and drill through these using a 3/32″ drill bit.
It might be hard to drill the stick and hold it level at the same time, so if you have a metal vise or clamp handy, make sure to use of these to hold the stick steady.
Cut 24″ of leather cord (or another sturdy cording material) and feed each end through the larger holes on either side of the stick. Tie a knot on each end – this is what will be used to hang up the plant hanger.
Then cut 10 cms of cotton thread for each small hole drilled, and feed these through the metal loop on each wood clip. Tie a knot to secure, then feed both ends of each cotton thread through a small hole in the wood stick. Once both ends of the thread are through, tie a knot to secure at the top. If the hole you drilled earlier is too large to hold the knot properly, consider threading on a smaller wood bead like we did prior to tying that final knot.
Once all the clips are in place, trim your fresh flowers of choice and clip them on!
The clips make it super easy to change out the older flowers for fresh new ones, and it can be used in the summer months to hang and dry fresh herbs with!
If you give this DIY a go, show us your results over on Instagram (@demetres) and Facebook. Make sure to check back next week for more crafty goodness, and if you’re in search of some daily dessert inspo, we’ve got you covered.