DIY String Ball Garden

You don’t have to have a green thumb to make a hanging garden, just follow these simple step by step instructions to create a gorgeous DIY string ball garden all your own.

Things you need for this DIY:

  • a plant (preferably a drought tolerant one)
  • moss (non-aquatic)
  • scissors
  • black/brown thread
  • string
  • a little water
  • newspaper
  • gloves (optional)
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This can get messy, so give yourself plenty of room and lay down some newspaper and wear plastic gloves to avoid dirt under your nails.

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I bought the moss on ebay from a woman that collects it near her home but if  you can find it yourself, you get extra bonus points!

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Remove the plant from its pot, if it’s root bound it will look like this.

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Spray a little water onto the dirt to loosen and gently mush the roots into a ball shape.

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This is not an exact science.

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Once the dirt is in a ball-like shape, wrap it with your dark colored thread. I wrapped horizontally at first then worked my way vertically so the bottom was supported with thread.

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Once your root ball is securely covered in twine, cover it with moss.

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Wrap with string once again, making sure to leave two long pieces on either side of your ball to hang.

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Find a good spot for your string ball plant, remembering moss doesn’t like direct sunlight.

Caring for this little guy is easy, just spritz with a spray bottle every other day and soak in a bowl for 20 mins twice a week.

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Try experimenting with neon string to add some colour and grouping with other string ball plants in varying heights.. you could make a wall of string plants.

This blog proudly bought to you by Ren from All The Good Girls Go To Heaven

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