DIY Wood Leather Plant Hanger

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Add a global feel to your decor with this super easy DIY Wood Leather Plant Hanger made from a salad bowl! Super easy DIY with a designer look. For more fun global decor see my Boho Tropical DIY Page.

DIY Wood Leather Plant Hanger, wood bowl planter,

I am back with another Thrift Store Challenge project! This time I took a wooden World Market salad bowl I found for a whopping $1.99 and drilled some holes in the sides to create a cute boho bowl plant hanger.  This is a great plant hanger addition to my ever growing air plant collection.

I painted the bowl with a bright melon color to make it pop for spring!

DIY Wood Leather Plant Hanger


make a wood bowl into a planter


Drill 2 holes 3 inches apart 1/2 inch below the edge on one side of the bowl. Repeat on the other side of the bowl.

Note: This particular bowl had a plastic coating on the inside and when we drilled the holes it cracked the plastic. I just cracked and peeled the rest of the plastic off. 

paint a wood bowl

Using washi tape, tape off triangles on the sides of the bowl. Paint three coats of melon colored paint within the washi taped areas.

peach painted wood bowl, bowl planter

Remove the tape and let the paint dry completely. Spray with an enamel spray to seal the paint and keep it from chipping.

leather and wood bowl planter,

Insert one end of the leather cording into one of the holes. Insert the other end of the leather cording into the other hole. Pull leather to tighten. Repeat on the other side of the bowl. Pull all cords up evenly at the top. Tie cording into a knot. Pull the cording to tighten and straighten bowl and that’s it! Just add plants and hang in a sunny spot!

DIY wood Bowl planter, Wood Bowl succulent planter, DIY Wood bowl planter
thrift store wooden bowl planter, bowl to plant hanger,

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wood bowl planter, Wood bowl plant hanger

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  1. 3.13.17

    Ooooh I love this! What a fun challenge! is this something you guys do every month?

    • 3.14.17
      Kim said:

      Thanks Havalah!

  2. 3.4.17

    This is so pretty. I love the leather with the wood. And the pop of color is just right.

  3. 3.1.17

    What a fabulous idea! Coral is my new favorite color and I love what you did to that salad bowl!

    Thanks so much for the DIY inspiration!

  4. 2.28.17

    Oh my gosh! I loveeeee this one. I’ve been looking for an easy DIY hanging planter and I think I need to make something like this! :)

  5. 2.27.17
    Sue Purdy said:

    This is gorgeous! I can’t believe it used to be a salad bowl! I’m going to be on the hunt for some on my next thrift store adventure. Thank you for the inspiration.

    • 2.27.17
      Kim said:

      Thanks Sue! I think I need more myself!

  6. 2.26.17

    Kim, I love this so much! Such creativity!

    • 2.27.17
      Kim said:

      Aw thank you Michelle!

  7. 2.25.17

    Oh my gosh, Kim, you constantly amaze me with your upcycles. I looooove the look of this and the color you chose is so great!

    • 2.27.17
      Kim said:

      Thank you Chelc glad you liked it!

  8. 2.25.17
    Denise said:

    What a great planter idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • 2.27.17
      Kim said:

      Thanks Denise!

  9. 2.24.17

    This is beautiful! I’m so going to make one. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • 2.27.17
      Kim said:

      Thanks Dru. I think I need a big one too!

  10. 2.24.17
    Maureen said:

    I never would have thought to use a salad bowl to create a planter! I will be on the lookout for salad bowls the next trip to the thrift store! We have a large screen porch and a couple of these would look great hanging in there!

    • 2.27.17
      Kim said:

      I think a really big one would be fun too.

  11. 2.23.17
    Jeannee~Shepherds and Chardonnay said:

    I LOVE that bowl planter! It’s so modern looking! The melon color is awesome and to use leather was genius!

    • 2.27.17
      Kim said:

      Thank you Jeanee, so glad you liked it. Kim

  12. 2.23.17

    Oh my gosh Kim this is amazing! Love the pop of color you gave it too!

    • 2.27.17
      Kim said:

      Thank you Amanda!

  13. 2.23.17

    Kim, you always make the best things! I am loving plants right now and this is great!

    • 2.27.17
      Kim said:

      Aw your too sweet Sherry Thank you!

  14. 2.23.17

    $1.99! What a steal! I’ll just take one of everything you make from now on :-)

  15. 2.23.17

    Oh my what a lovely hanging planter, I love the melon color and the random pattern you created with the wasi tape. Hanging it with leather really elevates it.

    • 2.27.17
      Kim said:

      Thank you Toni!

  16. 2.23.17

    Pretty color choice for your paint. This would be cute hanging by the kitchen window with an herb in it.

    • 2.27.17
      Kim said:

      I’m thinking the kitchen is a good place for it too Shirley.

  17. 2.23.17
    Lora said:

    This is fun! I’ve been into leather lately, so it may need to go on my to-do list :)

    • 2.27.17
      Kim said:

      I love leather crafty stuff too Lora. I usually use with jewelry, but now it’s slowly making it’s way into my home decor.

  18. 2.23.17

    Love this Kim! Great job, as always. I’ve gotten into more retro-y decor and this is a great inspiration. Visiting from Thrift Store Challenge.

    • 2.27.17
      Kim said:

      Thank you Victoria, your too sweet. Thanks for stopping by!

  19. 2.23.17

    Wow this is so classy…love it!

    • 2.27.17
      Kim said:

      Thanks so much Medina!

  20. 2.23.17
    Claire said:

    This is gorgeous, it’s like something you’d find in Anthropologie!

    • 2.27.17
      Kim said:

      Thank you Claire.

Welcome to Made in a Day, I'm Kim, the home & lifestyle blogger, former wig stylist, floral designer, and now Park Lane Stylist behind the blog. Living seaside in Southern California, my blog is where I share my love of DIY coastal decor, digital art prints, fun fashion DIYs, and great recipes. I also write about my experience as a former wig stylist who now wears a hair topper!