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How to make DIY hanging wood hoop planters

These DIY hanging wood hoop planters are easy to make and are a beautiful and simple way to display hanging plants in your home.

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We are working on our bedroom makeover and one thing that I really wanted to incorporate into our space was indoor plants.

There are actually already 2 large faux palms beside each bedside table – one that was here before and one I swiped from our guest bedroom.

See our primary bedroom makeover reveal here!

three wooden hoop hangers hanging on a wall above a bench

When we rotated the direction of our bed after we built a DIY four poster canopy bed with new bedside tables, this left a large blank wall where the bed used to be.

So, I decided to jazz up the big blank wall on the left with some hanging plants. They hang perfectly over our DIY wooden and pipe leg bench.

hanging wooden plant hanger

These planters bring a bit of wood texture to this side of the room. Plus, the gold hardware ties into our gold lighting. Win-win!

how to make hanging wood hoop planters

How to make DIY hanging wood hoop planters

Supplies needed:

  • 2 12″ embroidery hoops
  • 1/2″ plywood cut to 4″x4.5″
  • Wood glue
  • Painter’s tape or masking tape
  • Clamp
  • 4″ plastic pot
wooden plant hanger on a hook

Steps to make hoop planters

STEP 1: Separate the hoops

First, separate your embroidery hoops. Unscrew the metal clasp holding the outer hoop together and the two hoops should come apart easily.

Now, you can totally use both halves of this to make one hanger, but I didn’t like the look of the metal hardware, so I just used 2 inner hoops from 2 separate embroidery hoop sets.

embroidery hoop

STEP 2: Cut the wood

Cut your base wood to size – approximately 4″x4.5″. I used 1/2″ plywood because I felt like 3/4″ hardwood looked too thick.

That being said, feel free to use any scrap wood you have on hand.

Instead of the flat base, you could also use a third, small hoop in this spot, and let the lip of your pot hang in the hoop. It’s a matter of visual preference.

Once your wood is cut, sand it smooth.

wood for base of plant stand

STEP 3: Assemble

Apply glue to the side of one section of hoop, push them together, and tape to hold in place.

Then, line up the base over the piece of wood. Apply glue to the sides of the hoop where it will hit the wood. Clamp in place.

applying glue to the pieces of the wooden plant holder

I just used my finger to spread the wood glue and then wiped off any excess glue with a paper towel.

Let dry.

gorilla glue wood glue and assembling plant hanger in the background

STEP 4: Stain or paint

Once dry, you can stain or paint as desired, or leave natural wood. You might want to add a clear coat sealant in case of leakage to prevent wood water damage.

I chose to use a white wash on the planters to match our bedside tables.

STEP 5: Hang

You can add embroidery floss or macrame rope and a hook or loop. I, however, wanted a cleaner, less boho look. So, I hung my hanger directly on the plant hook!

three wooden hoop hangers hanging on a wall

National Hardware plant hooks

These DIY hanging planters pair perfectly with the new hanging plant hardware from National Hardware.

We used three of the plant hanger wall bases in brushed gold.

This hanger is perfect for getting the planter up and off the wall with a modern, almost hairpin leg look. I love them!

three wooden hoop hangers hanging on a wall

These hangers are also great because we were able to hang plants without putting holes in the ceiling drywall – this wall hanging option is easy to hang and looks perfect.

If you want a ceiling plant hook, National Hardware makes a beautiful modern one that we used in our bathroom makeover!

You could use any indoor plant, but I chose to put global greens pothos in these pots. I divided one full sized pot into these three 4 inch pots, which seems to be the perfect fit. Can’t wait for these plants to grow and trail!

how to make hanging wood hoop planters
Yield: 1 hoop hanger

How to make embroidery hoop plant hangers

Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $10-50

Add style and interest to your room with these beautiful DIY wooden hoop plant hangers.


  • 2 12″ embroidery hoops
  • 1/2″ plywood cut to 4″x4.5″
  • Wood glue
  • Painter’s tape or masking tape
  • 4″ plastic pot


  • Saw of choice (I used miter saw)
  • Clamps


  1. Separate the inner and outer embroidery hoops. You want 2 complete inner hoops. embroidery hoop
  2. Use saw to cut wood into 4"x4.5" rectangle. miter saw
  3. Sand wood smooth. wood for base of plant stand
  4. Use glue to attach top of 2 hoops together. Tape in place. top of two hoops glued and taped
  5. Use glue to attach bottom of each hoop to each of 2 parallel sides of the wood. Clamp in place. bottom of hoops clamped together Allow to dry
  6. Once dry, paint or stain as needed. Meanwhile, spray paint pot gold (if needed) plant hanger ready to be painted
  7. Hang plant hangers using included screws and anchors hanging plant hanger on the wall
  8. Hang hoop on the hanger wooden plant hanger on a hook
  9. Pot your plant into the pot and place on the hanger three wooden hoop hangers hanging on a wall
  10. Enjoy! three wooden hoop hangers hanging on a wall above a bench

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