DIY Coconut Hanging Planter

This clever little coconut hanging planter requires very little in the way of budget OR skill and makes a super thoughtful handmade gift for those that have everything.

What you need:

  • half a coconut shell
  • a hand drill (I used this little craft drill from Amazon)
  • 4 x 75cm lengths of string or twine
  • 4 x wooden beads
  • acrylic paints in your choice of colours
  • washi tape
  • a little metal keyring hoop
  • a handful of succulent & cactus soil
  • some small succulents and cacti (cuttings work nicely)

Firstly you’ll want to decide on your design – I marked out the shapes with wash tape to make the painting part super easy and by making the washi tape stencils ensures a nice clean line!

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Paint your little half coconut and leave to dry upside down.


Once dry take your craft drill and pop 5 holes into your coconut, one in the base for drainage and four on each side for hanging.

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Then take your twine and your beads and thread your twin through each hole around the rim, take the ends of the twine, along with a bead and gently push both ends of the twine through the bead (I found twisting it as I pushed it through made the process easier or you can sew it through using a big eyed craft needle!). You should now have four equal lengths of twine held in place with a little bead.

Now then take all eight pieces of twine and tie them all together at the top around your little keyring hoop. Pop a little soil into the bottom of the planter and take each succulent, loosening the root ball gently with your fingers to make placement easier, and position where you want them.

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TIP: Succulents like to get cosy, so add cuttings to fill any large gaps around your larger plants.

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You’re done and all you need to do now is find somewhere nice to hang them!

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TIP: Succulents are pretty easy to look after – just make sure they get as much sun as you can possibly give them, and that you don’t over water them! Only water your little planters when the soil looks completely dry – usually once a week in Summer and once a month in Winter.

Post by DIY Expert Rachel from OH NO Rachio

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