Are you the type of person who loves making things for your garden? For your yard? Do you already have decorative stepping stones you made yourself and a fun birdhouse, hanging in the tree, which you’re proud to say you created? Then you’re just the person I’m looking for to create a fun and easy potted plant holder! It only takes a few minutes to make – unless you want to create a more detailed version – and you can display it in the garden or anywhere else in the yard.
All you need to start the project is a yardstick. You can use the yardstick as-is or you can paint it. Wrap it in colored tape for yet another version. Push the yardstick deep into the ground and tightly tamp the dirt down around it. Select the plants you want to hang on the new pole. They should be small pots and lightweight. Heavy clay pots are not ideal. The pots can be the same or different but should all have a lip below the top edge.
Use stiff but pliable wire to wrap the pots around the yardstick. Position the first pot against the stick, near the top, wrap the wire around the pot and stick at the same time, then twist the wire to secure. Fold excess wire back around the stick to conceal. The pot should have a slight tilt to it.
Position the next pot, a little lower, and on a different side of the stick. Wire it in the same manner. Continue doing this, placing the pots this way and that on the stick, and affixing them with wire. If you don’t have wire you can use tape or even twine. In order to ensure the wired pots don’t start sliding wrap a piece of wire, tape or cord tightly around the yardstick, just below the wire, and do this for each pot.
Set the potted plant displays inside the garden itself or around the yard. Use colorful pots to create an eye-catching arrangement or just use ordinary, green plastic pots. Spread white gravel around the yardstick to give the display even more appeal. Make several different sets and position them in a half-circle for a striking group or just make a single plant holder to set beside the deck. It’s a cute way to use an extra yardstick as an unusual plant stand.