How to Hang a Copper Planter

Overview

Copper planters are naturally decorative and fit in well with most home decor styles. There are several ways to hang a copper planter, either in the home or the garden. Accent the plant hanger with other natural elements such as knotted twine or beads made from shells.

Wire Hanger

Step 1

Drill small holes in opposite sides of the copper planter, 1/2 inch from the top rim.

Step 2

Cut one long strip of 22-gauge copper wire, twice as long as the desired length of the plant hanger.

Step 3

Thread the ends of the wire through the drilled holes, from outside to inside. Thread the wires to the top rim of the planter and twist each one around the wire at the rim. Hang the copper planter from the copper wire over a nail or a hook.

Beaded Hanger

Step 1

Drill one small hole in the sides of the copper planter, 1/2 inch from the top rim in the north, south, east and west positions.

Step 2

Insert a screw-eye hook into each of the drilled holes.

Step 3

Cut two lengths of 26-gauge beading wire twice as long as the desired length of the plant hanger.

Step 4

Slide a crimp bead over one end of one of the wires. Insert the end of the wire through the screw-eye at the north position of the copper planter. Fold the wire around the hook and insert the end back through the crimp bead. Press the crimp bead with crimp pliers to close it around the wire securely.

Step 5

Thread glass beads over the opposite end of the wire that's attached to the planter. Thread the beads all the way to the eye hook. Leave about 1 inch of open wire at the end of the strand.

Step 6

Insert another crimp bead over the open end of the wire. Thread the open end of the wire through the hook at the south position on the copper planter. Bend the wire around the hook and back through the crimp bead. Close the crimp bead with crimping pliers.

Step 7

Repeat Steps 4, 5 and 6 with the remaining length of wire. Attach the wire ends to the hooks at the east and west positions on the copper planter.

Step 8

Hang the planter from the beaded hanger.

Things You'll Need

  • Drill
  • Small drill bit
  • 22-gauge copper wire
  • Wire cutters
  • 4 screw-eye hooks
  • Beading wire
  • Crimp beads
  • Crimping pliers
  • Beads

References

  • How to Make Jewelry: Stringing on Wire

Who Can Help

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Keywords: beaded hanger, plant hanger, copper wire hanger

About this Author

Katherine Kally is a freelance writer specializing in eco-friendly home improvement projects, practical craft ideas and cost effective decorating solutions. As a content creator for Demand Studios and private clientele, Kat's work is featured on sites across the web. Kally holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of South Carolina and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.