Project tutorial

DIY Hanging Planter

Project cost
1 hour
Estimated time

A wood wall planter adds the perfect pop of greenery and style to any space. For this project, all you need is a small planter pot, a 1 x 2 board, and Original Gorilla Glue.

This DIY hanging wall planter project is sponsored by Gorilla Glue. All opinions are our own.

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Step 1

Mark the Cuts

Using the cut list above, mark the cut lines on the 1 x 2 board.

Step 2

Cut the Pieces

Position the angle of the cut on the miter saw. Cut along the first line. Reposition the miter saw, and then cut the second line. Repeat to cut the remaining pieces.

Step 3

Layout the Pieces

Position the pieces so that they create a diamond shape. Place the planter support piece in the center of the diamond, just below the centerline.

Step 4

Dampen One Side of the First Connection

Because Original Gorilla Glue is activated by moisture, first wet the end of the first board with a damp cloth.

Step 5

Apply Glue to the First Board

Apply a thin bead of glue to the edge of the adjoining board.

Step 6

“Clamp” the Board with Tape

Position the boards, and then wrap the joint with a small piece of Gorilla Tape to “clamp”, or hold, the connection tightly in place. Repeat to secure the remaining 1 x 2 boards using a damp cloth, glue, and tape.

Step 7

Add the Crosspiece

Dampen the inside edges of the diamond, just below the centerline. Apply glue to the ends of the crosspiece, and then position it in place. Clamp the joints with tape.

Step 8

Mount the Pot

Wet the front of the crosspiece. Apply Original Gorilla Glue to the outside rim of the pot. Center the pot on the crosspiece, and use a hand clamp to hold it in place. Allow the glue on the entire assembly to cure for 24 hours.

Step 9

Sand the Assembly

Remove the clamp and tape from the wall hanging planter. Sand the parts, and any visible glue, using a sanding sponge.

Step 10

Install the Planter

Hang the planter from a hook, or drive a screw through the planter and into the wall to hold it in place. As always, using a wall anchor or hitting a stud is recommended.

Jenn Largesse
Jenn Largesse is the editor and creator of House One. As the daughter of a carpenter and an english teacher, she has been honing her love for woodworking and writing her entire life. After nearly a decade as a writer and producer for This Old House, she bought her first home in rural New England and launched her blog, Build Basic.

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