A couple of days ago I showed you my refreshed living room space in the country cottage home I’m staying in now. I’m loving the modern feel but with lots of natural and rustic touches that mimic my outdoor surroundings. One of the ways I achieved this was through bringing in plants, and one of the most creative ways I displayed some of my plants was to hang them in the window with a DIY wood slice plant hanger. 

DIY wood shelf plant hanger

This was a simple project. I have reclaimed cedar wood ‘cookies’ that I sell in the shop and use at home as trivets and cutting boards. I used one here with a yarn hanger to nestle it in. 

DIY hanging wood cookie plant shelf

I’ve not yet mastered macramé, though it’s something I’d like to learn, so instead I simply took some grey yarn  – about 6 strands, and cut them to about 5 feet long. I twisted them tightly so that they would have the strength to hold a plant. I repeated this two more times so that I had three large twisted strands of yarn. Then I tied a knot in top and bottom (first cutting to the length I wanted when hanging from the ceiling). I fit the cedar slice into one end and it worked well because the yarn strands fit nicely into a crack in one side of the wood. I played with it a little to make sure it was snug and hung evenly, and then hung the top end from a cup hook in the ceiling. I chose to cut off the excess yarn hanging from the knots, but that’s a decision up to you. 

DIY round wood shelf plant hanger

This was a very easy and modern-rustic approach to display more plants in front of the window and enjoy seeing them grow.

DIY wood slice plant hanger

I’ve got more DIY plant ideas for the home as well – you may want to check out these repurposed lightbulb terrariums and wrapped can planters