Patterns

Minimalist Plant Hanger

Make an attractive and functional plant hanger with just eight cuts

By Sue Mey

Decorating can’t get any simpler than this classic plant holder. Make one or several to dress up your outdoor spaces.

Making the Plant Hanger

Attach the patterns to the two wood blanks. Drill the indicated holes and then drill blade-entry holes for the frets. Cut the frets and then cut the perimeter of the plant hangers. Cut the dowels to length. Sand everything smooth. Glue the dowels into the appropriate holes. Apply a finish of your choice; I use clear spray varnish, but exterior paint works, as well. Thread a string through the top holes to hang the hanger. Place a potted plant on the flat surface of the hanger.

 

Materials:

  • Wood, 3/4″ (1.9cm) thick: 2 each, 8″ x 11″ (20.3cm x 27.9cm)
  • Dowel, 1/4″ (6mm) dia.: 3 each 2 3/4″ (7cm) long
  • Spray adhesive or glue stick
  • Sandpaper
  • Wood glue
  • Finish
  • String

Tools:

  • Scroll saw blades: #5 reverse-tooth
  • Drill with bits: 1/8″ (3mm), 1/4″ (6mm) dia.

 

CLICK HERE to download the Plant Holder pattern.

 

About the Author

Sue Mey lives in Pretoria, South Africa. To see more of her work, including a wide variety of patterns and pattern-making tutorials available for purchase, visit www.scrollsawartist.com. She is the author of a pattern book, Lighted Scroll Saw Projects. Contact Sue at suem@storage.co.za.