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DIY Skyplanter for EUR 5,-

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Yep, there you have it! ┬áNice, isn’t it, and all that for EUR 5,- and 10 minutes of DIY… Want to know how? Read on!

I’m always thinking of ways to make stuff myself.
A year ago, I ran in to the Bosske Skyplanters. Cool. Plants upside down!

Less cool was the price, so I never bought them. Last week, I was at Ikea for something totally different. (a pillow, if you really want to know ;)
I had the luxury of wondering around without my kids, so I was just soaking up all the products, thinking how I could use them to create unique furniture. While walking the plants department, my eye fell on the SKURAR plant hanger. Immediately my brain went into overdrive… This was it! I bought one, and tonight I finally had the time to fix my prototype.

It’s really quite easy:

  1. Take some proper cutter or a metal saw to make slits into the metal as shown below. Fold the slits inwards, you’ll see it leaves a 3cm hole in the center, ideal for the plant to fit through, while air can still reach the soil!
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  2. Drill some holes. I made 2 tiny holes for some wire, and a bigger one to water the plant. As you can see, the laquer isn’t really durable, so I damaged mine (isn’t visible when it hangs)
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  3. I attached the wire and placed two kitchen cloths in there to absorb the water that you pore in.

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  4. Put in the plant, bend the slits inwards, and hang it! All done :)
    Pat yourself on the back, grab a beer, and enjoy!

    I tried to water it, the hole could have been a bit bigger but the cloths prevent the water from dripping down perfectly, evenly watering the plant. I’m satisfied!!

Notes

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