Got 15 minutes? Here’s how to add a splash of color to your outdoor space with a pretty hanging planter. Fill with your favorite flowers, and hang on an exterior wall or fence for instant charm.
Hanging planters leave no room for a boring garden!
Raised beds, pots of all sizes, shapes, and colors, hanging baskets…they all have their place in an interesting garden, but if you have a fence or garden wall, a hanging planter gives you yet another way to add interest and charm.
My favorite gardens are those that demand your eyes just roam over every interesting feature, color, texture, and design. Those are the kinds I never want to leave and fill me with inspiration for my own garden spaces.
Know what I mean?
So if a hanging planter is a ticket for a boring-free garden, I needed to step up my game.
Being a sucker for metal , this one caught my eye in an instant when I saw it in a thrift store.
I loved the scrollwork and decided it would be perfect to share the garden wall with my repurposed sunflower.
All it needed was a few bright flowers to be a simple, yet striking addition to my garden space.
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Filling a Hanging Planter
Empty fruit cans were a perfect fit for this planter, but they were the kind that has pull-tab tops.
That’s great for getting pineapple chunks out – not so great for repurposing as planters with their sharp edges.
Solutions: my favorite can opener.
Instead of cutting inside the lid like most, the Smooth Edge can opener removes the entire lid, leaving a safe top!
Next, I gave them a single coat of spray paint, just to cover the brash, silver surface so they’d blend in well with the planter.
Once the paint was dry, I drilled a few holes in the bottoms for drainage.
All that was left to do was fill the cans with some bright vincas, and hang the pretty planter on my garden wall!
And the perfect punch of interest my garden space needed.
Here’s some more gorgeous hanging planters I found:
Which is your favorite?