Have you ever been to South East Asia? More pressingly, have you ever had a young Thai coconut? If you haven’t, the time is now. If the sweet delicious juice and flesh wasn’t enough to tempt you, think of this, we have an awesome suggestion for what to do with the finished coconut. Make a rad hanging coconut planter!

coconut planter

We absolutely adore upcycled planters. We also think hanging planters are the bee’s knees. Given the option of a hanging coconut planter there really is no option. We suggestion you make one for yourself right now.

How to make a hanging coconut planter

Making a coconut planter is even easier than you might think. Grab a young Thai coconut, you’ll likely already have all the other materials needed to make this.

  1. Drill 3 holes in a triangular fashion on the bottom of your coconut. Drain the juice and drink it.
  2. Saw the top of the coconut off using a serrated knife or saw. Be sure to leave a 1 inch ridge at the top for your hanging string holes.
  3. Scoop the soft coconut flesh out and eat it. It’s so delicious! Leave your coconut to dry. This might take a few hours.
  4. Take a scrap piece of fabric and cut it according to the circumference and width of ¬†your coconut. Fold your fabric nicely, tuck the edges down and iron to “hem” straight lines on the edges.
  5. Glue the fabric around the coconut using a hot glue gun.
  6. Drill 3 equidistant holes on the top ridge of your coconut planter.
  7. Cut string to your desired hanging length. Thread one end of the string through the hole and then double knot close to the coconut to secure. Knot your string at the top as well for securing to the hanging hook.
  8. Plant your new planter and find the perfect place to put it, securing it with an S hook.
  9. Admire your gorgeous new hanging coconut planter!

coconut planter

Source: Justina Blakeney

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  4. This project was a spectacular failure. The coconut pith attracts hoards of small flies and other bugs and had to be moved outdoors, then it shrivelled down to nothing and cracked apart.

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