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  • 1” x 12” cut to 36” or size good for your planters
  • Tapered planters or planters with a lip
  • Leather strapping
  • Leather punch
  • Finishing screws and washers
  • Large cup hooks
  • Handheld screwdriver
  • Ruler
  • Pencil or marker
  • Jigsaw
  • Drill
  • 150 and 220 grit sandpaper


  • Leather dye
  • Micro-fiber pad or dauber


  1. Cut or have your wood cut to 10” wider than your planters so that you have 5” on either side. Ours were about 36”. This includes the top dowel the shelves will hang from.
  2. If you’ve purchased raw leather straps and are going to dye them do so now in the process. Set them aside to dry.
  3. To find the dimensions for the shelf cut-outs the planters will rest in subtract 1” from the top edge or the depth of the lip of your planters. Measure and mark that out in the center of the shelf.
  4. Use a 1” drill bit to create a hole in each corner of the marked area on each shelf.
  5. Cut the holes for the planters out with a jigsaw, starting from each hole drilled in the corners.
  6. Sand to smooth any rough edges on the wood. Use the 150 grit for large imperfections and 220 grit to refine.
  7. Measure out and mark the spacing on each leather strap, punch a hole through where each screw will go. The ends of each strap will overlap and be secured with one screw on top of the hanging dowel so account for that.
  8. Mark and drill pilot holes for the straps to the shelves and hanging dowel. Measure at 2.5” inset from each end of the wood on both the back and front 1” side of each shelf and the dowel.
  9. Use an electric screwdriver to screw the strapping onto the shelves and hanging dowel. Slide the washer onto each screw then place through the corresponding strap hole into the shelf. Screw in.
  10. Drill a pilot holes then attach cup hooks to the top of the dowel about 3” inset from the straps.
  11. Hang chain from the ceiling with cup hooks where you want to hang this.
  12. Hang the planter hanger on the chain.
  13. Drop the planters and plants in. Enjoy!
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