How to Hang Iron Planters


Iron planters are available in a variety of styles and sizes. They are ideal to hang from the outer sections of deck railings, from window sills or on the sides of storage buildings. Use iron planters to hang potted plants year-round to add greenery and beauty to your home's landscape. According to Hooks and Lattices, it is best to mount these items onto studs to support their weight.

Step 1

Select the location for your iron planter and use a stud finder on the side of the house or building. Mark the stud location with a small letter x using the pencil. If you are hanging the iron planter on a deck railing, just mark the board as a reminder of the one you selected.

Step 2

Using the drill bit in the electric drill, drill a hole into the stud.

Step 3

Hold the iron planter hole over the hole you drilled. Use a pencil to mark the additional holes that are in the hanger. Set iron planter aside.

Step 4

Drill the holes where you marked them.

Step 5

Change the drill bit to a Phillips head bit. Line up the iron planter holes with the drilled holes. Place a screw into a hole and use the drill to secure the screw. Repeat until the iron planter is completely secured to the mounting area with the screws. If your drill does not have a screw head bit, you can install the screws manually using a screwdriver, turning the screws clockwise until they're secured.

Tips and Warnings

  • Never operate electrical equipment in inclement weather or when it is dark outside. This could be hazardous.

Things You'll Need

  • Iron planter and hardware
  • Stud finder
  • Pencil
  • Electric drill
  • Drill bit
  • Phillips head screw bit
  • Electrical source


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