Upcycled Plastic Bowl Hanging Planter

by Stephanie
12 Materials
40 Minutes

Hi everyone! I hope that you are doing well. I recently hit 200 subscribers on my YouTube channel, and I really wanted to bring you all a craft that I think you will love. I had a few microwavable noodle bowls that I washed out, and put away. I took a few days to think what I could possibly create using these bowls. It finally came to me, and I decided I would take one of the plastic bowls, and upcycle it. We will take this plastic bowl, and create a hanging planter. I promise, I will take you through each step, and as always I will provide a video tutorial. If you're ready, create with me!

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Video tutorial


One Plastic Bowl I'm reusing a plastic noodle bowl

One hole puncher

TwineYou will need four sections of twine, and same length

River pebbles, or craft rocks I purchased river pebbles at my local Dollar Tree

Medium size wood beads (optional)

PaintI'm using Acrylic chalk paint. Color is called mineral

Hot glue

Faux succulents, and vines

Craft foam blocks

Paint brush or sponge brush


Floral snips

Begin with taking your hole puncher, and punching out four holes on your bowl.

When punching out your holes, make sure that your holes are opposite from each other.

Next, take your paint brush and apply paint onto your bowl.

You will need around two coats of paint.

Take your craft foam blocks, and add them into your bowl. I used just a little hot glue on each piece, and added them to the middle of my bowl.

Next, take your craft rocks and begin to add them inside of your bowl. I placed my river pebbles around my foam blocks. Be sure to leave the top surface of your foam block exposed.

Next, take your twine, and insert it into the hole on your bowl. Once you have inserted your twine tie your twine off. After you have tied your twine to your bowl, determine how long you would like your twine section to be, and cut your twine. Repeat this step for each section of twine. You will need to have a total of four sections, and they will need to be the same length. After, take your beads and string them onto your twine. I used three wood beads on each twine section.

Next, begin to add your succulents, and vines. Use your floral snips to cut succulents to size, and insert your succulents into your craft foam. I used just a little hot glue to attach my vines. Once I added my succulents I placed a few more of my river pebbles on top of my foam block.

After you have added all four sections of your twine make sure that your pot is level.Take your four sections of twine, and bundle them together, and tie the top of the twine into a knot.

Your hanging planter is now complete. All that is left is to hang your beautiful creation. I love how this project turned out, and I would love to hear from all of you. Let me know if you decide to create your very own. Thank you so much for stopping by, and creating with me.

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  • Carollynda Carollynda on Aug 01, 2022

    Hi! I'm just wondering if the plastic bowl is thin enough to be able to be punched with a paper punch, it seems like it might bend with the stones or a plant with soil and water?? Very good use of recycleables! Carol. 🐱🐈️

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  • Jas68648820 Jas68648820 on Aug 01, 2022

    yes! very inspired, thank you. great way to keep our environment clean too!

    • Stephanie Stephanie on Aug 01, 2022

      You're very welcome! 😊. And thank you very much. Yes, definitely a great way to keep our environment clean.

  • Linda Moore Linda Moore on Aug 02, 2022

    Super cute idea & I really love the beads on there. Going to give this a whirl.

    • Stephanie Stephanie on Aug 02, 2022

      Linda, thank you! I'm so happy to hear that you are going to create your very own. You will just love it! 🥰