Instructions for a Plant Hanger


Mount plant hangers securely if you wish to avoid watching your plants come crashing to the ground, spilling soil and ruining your plants. Plant containers become quite heavy once filled with soil and even heavier after adding water. You'll want to secure plant hangers the right way from the start.

Step 1

Select a secure piece of wood for mounting the hanger. Choose a wood post if hanging outdoors. If mounting inside, use a stud finder to locate the stud.

Step 2

Hold a stud finder up to the wall, if mounting inside the home. Let it sit for a couple seconds to calibrate. Start moving it slowly along the wall. Once it detects a change in thickness, which indicates a stud, it will start to beep or use a light to notify you. Mark this spot with a pencil.

Step 3

Attach the drill bit to the drill. Select a bit no larger than the screw's end; screws are provided with the hanger. Place the drill bit's tip on the wood and press the trigger. Apply pressure to force the bit through the wall until the hole forms. Reverse the drill and remove it from the wall.

Step 4

Turn the screws provided with the hanger clockwise into the wood until secure. Plant hanger screws are either mounted on the back of the hanger, such as with plant hooks, or may be one or more screws placed through holes used for securing the plant hanger. If securing a plant hanger with screw holes, place the hanger over the pre-drilled holes before turning the screws into the wood.

Things You'll Need

  • Drill
  • Drill bit
  • Stud finder


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