DIY Hanging Flower Spheres

DIY Hanging Flower Spheres

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Combine two hanging baskets to create a circular planter filled with your favorite type of flowers.

Materials
2 hanging half-circle flower baskets with coco fiber inserts
Plants or flowers of your choice (2 flats)
Cardboard
Potting soil
Zip ties or garden wire
Scissors
Hole punch
Ceiling hook

Instructions

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  1. Working with both planters at the same time on your worktable, remove the coco fiber inserts from the baskets. Using the scissors, cut 3” slits in the coco fiber inserts, spacing each about 1-2” apart. Make sure these slits are staggered so that you’ll have slits over the entire surface of the coco fiber inserts. These will later be used to insert the plants.
  2. Put the coco inserts back into the center of the baskets and place the baskets base-down onto your working space.
  3. Insert the plants by the root ball from the outside of the planter into the slits you cut into the coco fiber. Fill in as much of the basket’s sides as you can with the plants. Being that the base of the basket is resting on the table, you will fill that portion of the planter in later.

Tip: Annuals, perennials, mosses, succulents and ivy are the best types of plants to use depending on what you want the final product to look like, where the plant will live and how you intend to care for it. Do a little research and figure out which plants will work best for your environment.

  1. Once the plants have been placed, gently breakup the root balls to release the roots, allowing the soil to fall into the center of the coco fiber inserts. Once the root balls have been broken, fill the baskets with the potting soil. Be sure to pack the baskets tightly with the soil because once watered, the soil will expand, but then contract as it dries.
  2. Lay the cardboard on top of the planters and cut the board in a circle to the diameter of the top of the baskets. With the cardboard cut into circles, punch holes around the perimeter of each circle, using the hole punch. Space the holes about 4-5” apart. Once the holes have been punched, lay the cardboard circles on top of each basket.
  3. Thread the garden wire into the punched holes in the cardboard circle and around the rim of the basket to secure the cardboard circles to the top of each planter.
  4. With the cardboard secured, flip one basket on top of the other, creating a sphere. Make sure the edges of the basket are aligned. The cardboard will keep the soil in place during this process. Tightly secure the baskets to one another by tying the garden wire around the top rims of each basket. Space these wire ties about 3” apart. Over time, the cardboard circles will disintegrate and become a part of the soil.
  5. Hang the flower sphere in to place where you want the arrangement to live using a standard ceiling hook.
  6. With the sphere now hanging, fill in what was the bottom of the baskets with the remainder of the flowers. Once completely covered in flowers, thoroughly water the spheres using a garden hose or watering pot. Be sure you do this in an area that you won’t mind the water draining onto.
  7. As the seasons change, you can disassemble the sphere and plant new flowers if you want a new look.

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