Hanging gardens are a great way to add a little colour and sophistication to your home’s walls — but the good looking ones don’t come cheap, with some costing in the region of $100. This cunning IKEA hack looks every bit as nice and will only set you back $9.99 per container.
To make each hanging planter, you’ll need a small plant suitable for potting, an IKEA Asker container and a leather belt. The Asker comes in two different sizes so get the one that fits the size of your plant.
IKEA Hackers reader Liesbeth Smit runs through the foolproof instructions below:
- Put the plant in the Asker container
- Feed the belt through the hole
- Put a nail in the wall
- Hang the planter in your kitchen, bedroom, bathroom or study
“The big Asker containers have a hole in the bottom, so I taped it with duct tape from the inside out to prevent leaking when I water the plants,” Liesbeth advises.