We recently bought a hanging plant for our dining room, but it came in a cheap plastic hanging basket that was both ugly and non-functional, since it had drain holes in the bottom but no tray to catch drips. Inspired by the Thrifty Chicks, I went shopping for a lightweight enamel pot, and found one at Goodwill for three dollars. A few holes drilled in the bottom turned it into a planter, and the lid turned upside down worked as a catch tray underneath.
To hang it up, I used an old pair of my husband’s jeans that he had donated to my fabric stash. I cut strips out of the legs, folded them over to make them double-strength, sewed strips together to get the length I needed, and then threaded them through the handles on the pot and the lid. I sewed loops in the ends of the strips and threaded them through a carabiner that I found in the garage.
Here’s the finished product, which cost a total of three dollars since all of the other supplies were things we already had: