I recently saw a succulent plant hanger and decided it was just what I needed for the empty corner of the basement. I made it my own, and I just had to share the idea with you!
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
I’m a self-proclaimed craft supplies hoarder, so I did actually have some of this on-hand. But, here is what you’ll need…
- 2 Sets of Embroidery Hoops (3 hoops needed)
- 1 Package of Walmart Floral Moss or Amazon Moss
- Gold Spray Paint
- Gold Paint
- Hot Glue Gun & Sticks
- A Selection of Succulents (I used 7 + a few smaller florals)
- Fishing Line
- One Tack
Step 2: Paint the Hoops
I started by spray painting the embroidery hoops with gold, since I knew I wanted this to be a quick process, and I had it already. (Doing the first coat as spray paint makes the entire process go really fast.) You can skip this step and just hand paint the hoops gold, which adds a little time, but saves you from spending extra money. I used an acrylic gold paint for the second coat so it would be a smooth finish.
Step 3: Assemble the Succulent Plant Hanger
Put the 2 pieces together that will make the interior of the hanger…both are standing upright, but they are pointing in opposite directions.
The third hoop goes over the first two, held vertically, as if giving the sphere a hug. It will slide down to the middle. Once you have everything where you want it, you’ll carefully add a dollup of hot glue to each connecting spot, sliding the wood over a bit, adding the drop of glue, and putting back in place.
Step 4: Add Moss
You’ll want to glue the moss to the “bottom” area, along all four sections of the hoops, on top and underneath. Put a line of hot glue, and stick the moss down, adding more as you go for your desired look.
Step 5: Add Succulents & Florals
Some of the succulents I used had been previously purchased at the Dollar Store, and they came with metal clips, which was helpful for the bottom portion. For the top, I simply added some glue at the base of each floral and placed it in the moss.
You’ll want to repeat the process for the bottom. In my case, I clipped the succulents on, then added hot glue to the clip, covering it with a little more moss.
Step 6: Hang It Up
I wanted it to look as though it was floating, so I chose to use fishing line to hang it, with a tack in the ceiling that was the same color as the ceiling. I laced the fishing line around one of the top X of the hoops, tied it with a double knot, then wrapped it around the top the opposite way and double-knotted it again. I took it to the spot where I wanted it hung, held it up to determine the height and double-knotted a loop. Then, I tacked it up in place.