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A Minimal Chic DIY Boho Hanging Indoor Shelf Planter

Embroidery hoops may be an essential tool for anyone looking to do a little hand stitching, but that doesn’t mean that those projects are the only thing they’re good for! You can do a lot more your supplies than you might think—like turning a few plain wooden hoops into a DIY boho hanging indoor shelf planter. This hanging planter is a great project for anyone looking to add a bit of minimal home decor to any room. It’s easy to make, and it looks great!

Supply List:

  1. Embroidery hoop
  2. Plate or bowl
  3. Cotton rope
  4. Wood glue
  5. Clamps
  6. Hot glue gun & glue sticks
  7. Cup crew hooks

Step 1:

Loosen the embroidery hoop and separate the two parts. Remove the hardware and use wood glue on the ends around the hole, then join these ends back together using clamps.
gluing ends of embroidery hoop back together

Step 2:

Lay the two hoops flat and use a ruler to find the center, marking a spot at both the top and bottom points.
using ruler to mark center point on embroidery hoop

Step 3:

Grab the larger of the two hoops (what would have been the exterior one) and put a dab of wood glue at the center spots on the top and bottom.

Step 4:

Insert your second hoop into the larger one so the two hoops together form a sphere shape, securing the hoops with clamps in the spots where the wood glue is.
gluing smaller embroidery hoop into larger one

Step 5:

Let your structure dry for about 24 hours.

Step 6 [Optional]:

Once the wood glue has dried completely, you can choose to stain, paint, or decorate your hoops. We chose to leave ours as is.

Step 7:

Insert your hook into the top hoop by applying a little bit of pressure and manually twisting it into the wood.
inserting hook into embroidery hoop for boho planter

Step 8:

For the rope, we chose to use a macrame cord. Cut your cord into 3 pieces and braid it together, then attach one end of it to your hook. Knot it for extra support, then undo the last knot from the braided rope and loosen the strings at the end. Wrap them around the knot using hot glue for a clean finish.
tying macrame braid cord onto boho planter

Step 9:

Slide a bowl or plate into the center of the hoops and make sure it’s even before adding in your plants.
inserting bowl with plant into center of boho indoor hanging planter
And there you have it! Your brand new DIY boho indoor hanging planter. Share your boho planter with us on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook too!

June Steele

I write for decoist.

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