10 December 2020

DIY Christmas Gift: Coconut Succulent Hanging Planters

Coconut Succulent Hanging Planters
There is a certain joy in creating your own gifts for giving.

So here is a little DIY Christmas gift inspiration for you.

Coconut Succulent Hangers are a little bit quirky.

A  little bit cute.

They are fabulous for giving this holiday season.

(Or for birthdays, house warming, Mothers day or Fathers Day)

To make two hangers, you will need:

Two small coconuts that have had top 1/4 sawn off and scraped clean of the coconut flesh.


Potting mix


Succulent plants (cuttings will work fine)

Coconut Hanging Planters

Cut six lengths of string about 53 inches (135cm) long.

Coconut Hanging Planters

Gather three together, fold in half and knot at loop for the hanger at the top.

Coconut Hanging Planters

Then knot 3 inches (8cm) down two strings together.

Coconut Hanging Planters

Then again at 4 inches (10cm) down.

Coconut Hanging Planters

Knot again 4 inches (10cm) down, but split the strings. As shown.

This makes the holder shape for the coconut shell.

Coconut Hanging Planters

Then split knot again about 2 1/2 inches (7cm) down.

Coconut Hanging Planters

Place the coconut shell in place.

Knot all the strings together under the coconut.

Trim ends of the string.

Coconut Hanging Planters

Fill each coconut with potting mix and add water until damp.

Place the succulent cuttings into the potting mix.

Coconut Succulent Hanging Planters


I have hung mine under the candle chandelier over my covered deck mosaic table.

Coconut Hanging Planters

Note: There are no drainage holes in the shell, 

so only water when the soil has dried out.

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The DIY Seascape  Pallet Painting

(step by step tutorial)


The outdoor candelabra DIY

#homemadegifts #diychristmasgifts #DIY

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