Hanging plants are a gorgeous addition to any space, whether it’s your living room, front porch, or patio. These are especially great because they don’t take up space on your floor. You might think it’s extremely complicated to hang these plants on the ceiling, but it’s actually not that bad at all. In fact, you can accomplish this with just a few simple tools that you most likely already have.
Before you start, make sure that your ceiling can handle the weight of a potted plant, which can get up to 10 to 15 pounds! Check installation guidelines and weight limits when you’re selecting a swag hook, which is what you’ll use to hang the plant. If you are not attaching the hook to a beam or a stud, you must use a toggle bolt to make sure the hook is secured in hollow drywall or plaster so that it doesn’t come crashing down.
You will also need a cordless or corded rill and a 1/2 inch drill bit to drill a hole into the ceiling if you’re using a toggle bolt with your hook. If you’re hooking it right into the beam or stud, you need a drill bit that is the same diameter as the shank of the pointed screw on the hook, threads not included.
Make sure you get a lightweight hanging plant container and make sure it doesn’t have a hole on the bottom.
You can get a swag hook kit at any home improvement store. Weigh your plant so you know which one you need to get, and remember that watered soil is heavier than dry. Choose a hook with a weight capacity that’s higher than the weight of your watered plant.
Drill the hole into your ceiling according to whichever wall type you have. Once you’ve done that, you can now install the hook. Once you mount the hook (which will depend on if you’re mounting it onto drywall, plaster, or a beam or stud). Tighten the hook to make sure that hook’s wings are closed and fully pushed into the hole.
After the hook has been secured, you can now hang your pot. Place it on a chain or rope, depending on which you prefer style-wise, and then take a look at your handy work. Enjoy your beautiful hanging plant.