Hey there sweet friends! Today I’ve got a super simple project to share with you. My tool girl crew and I get together once a month to share a simple project we’ve built using power tools. Hey those tools aren’t just for the boys, you know!
This month’s theme is Patio and Porch projects. I’ve been having a lot of fun with my front outdoor entry area this season so far. I started with giving my outdoor glider a makeover:
That before photo is actually after I had already spray painted the frame. It was really sad before. See more details of that HERE. The other day I also shared how I updated some old pots on the cheap HERE.
I decided for this month’s project challenge, I would create something to add a little height out there. I decided to make this standing plant hanger that would do just that, and would be the perfect project to share for this month’s theme.
Here’s what I started with:
That’s a 4×4 and a 1×6 we had left over from previous projects. All I needed to purchase was a plant hanger which I found at The Home Depot to create this:
Okay it’s a post with a plant hanger. Could. not. be. easier, right?
But it looks so cute!
The bottom is supported like this:
I started by ripping the 1×6 down the center with my table saw:
If you were to purchase wood for this project, I would recommend one pressure treated 2×4 in six foot length instead. You can have the awesome guys at the home improvement store cut it to four 16″ lengths for you, or bust out the miter saw (my second favorite) and do it yourself:
(You can totally handle that one.)
- Pressure treated 4×4 (I used mine at the height it was: 66″)
- Pressure treated 2×4 cut to four 16″ lengths
- Drill and bit for pilot holes
- Decking screws (I used 4″ because it’s what I had)
- Paint or stain (We are currently using this stain + sealer on our house trim.)
- Hanging bracket. (I purchased this one from The Home Depot.)
Now for the easy part…line up each base piece and drill two pilot holes:
This will ensure that the wood doesn’t split when you screw your screw in place.
Then screw each piece in place.
Stain or paint.
Add the hanging bracket with the screw provided, also drilling pilot holes first, and that’s it!
This project took maybe an hour from start to finish. That’s my kind of project!
This would be perfect on a porch, patio, or deck space. You could also use it to hang a lantern.
If you added another hook to the other side as well, it could hang two plants or if you added one to all four sides, it would make the perfect towel holder by the pool!
I hope you enjoyed this super simple project today.
If you’re working on your outdoor space, you might also be interested in my Sew Easy Outdoor Cushion Cover Tutorial:
Or another project I tackled myself several years go…how I built my gate with this pretty window:
My tool girls are also sharing DIY outdoor projects today! Click the links below the image to see them!
1. Long Porch Planters by My Love To Create
2. DIY Flower Pot Plant Stand by Her Tool Belt
3. DIY Easy Swinging Bed by Domestically Speaking
4. PVC Pipe Vertical Garden by Kim Six
5. How to Build An Outdoor Serving Table by Create and Babble
6. Repurposed Window Garden Shelf by Refresh Restyle
7. Trimming Out Porch Posts by My Repurposed Life
8. Stenciled Concrete Topped Table by Designs By Studio C
9. 2 X 4 DIY Bench by Virginia Sweet Pea
10. DIY Outdoor Sofa Table Tutorial by H2OBungalow
11. Repurposed Electrical Spool Holder Table by Designed Decor
12. DIY Outside Standing Plant Hanger by Confessions of A Serial DIYer
I hope you enjoyed this easy project idea, and all the cool outdoor ideas my friends shared as well!
I’ll be back on Tuesday sharing how I redid this collection of thrift store throw-aways:
UPDATE: Boom! See what I did with them right now HERE!
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