How to Hang Flower Pots Inside


You may want to bring some of your plants from the garden inside, or you may have just found a nice plant at the nursery that is perfect for your kitchen. In any case, you may want to hang a flower pot inside your home. Hanging flower pots are elegant and can adapt to any decorating scheme quite easily. As long as you take care to hang them properly, they will serve you well for as long as you would like.

Step 1

Select a screw-type ceiling-mounting hook rated to hold the weight of the planter you will be hanging from the ceiling. If you are unsure whether your hook will work, buy one that you know will work. Do not risk your beautiful hanging plant falling and bonking a loved one on the head.

Step 2

Climb the ladder and find joists in the ceiling, using the stud finder. Stud finders generally work by emitting a series of beeps that changes when they are placed directly over the solid wood beams used as studs and joists. It is not safe to mount something as heavy as a hanging flower pot without securing it in a joist.

Step 3

Drill a pilot hole in the ceiling once you have found your joist and determined optimal placement for your flower pot. Choose the right size drill bit for your hook. The drill bit should make a hole just slightly smaller than the diameter of the screw part of the hook, so it has something to grip when you are screwing it into the ceiling.

Step 4

Screw the hook into the ceiling by hand. Do not screw it in too far, or else you may cause unwanted minute cracking in the drywall and paint.

Step 5

Hang the flower pot from the hook, straightening it so it is level. If you do not level it, water may spill out whenever you go to water the plant.

Tips and Warnings

  • Do not hang anything very heavy from your ceiling. It will be difficult and tiresome to work with while you are hanging it, not to mention dangerous for anyone walking underneath it. It may also cause damage to your drywall and/or paint on your ceiling, which may crack from stress.

Things You'll Need

  • Hanging planter
  • Stud finder
  • Screw-type ceiling-mounting hook
  • Drill
  • Assorted drill bits
  • Ladder


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About this Author

Amrita Chuasiriporn is a professional cook, baker, and writer. In addition to cooking and baking for a living, Chuasiriporn has written for several online publications. These include Chef's Blade, CraftyCrafty, and others. Additionally, Chuasiriporn is a regular contributor to online automotive enthusiast publication Chuasiriporn holds an A.A.S. in culinary arts, as well as a B.A. in Spanish language and literature.