I made a couple of hanging planters for my apartment this afternoon because my cat is trying to eat my little spider plants! She leaves all of my other plants alone, but just won't stop going after these little guys (as you can see by the tiny chew marks on the top plant!). I love using baskets around the house for their natural texture, so I decided to re-purpose a couple of them into hanging planters.
To make a planter like mine you need a small basket with a loose weave (enough space to push a tapestry needle through), a bit of yarn or twine, scissors, and a pretty plant to put inside.
Cut long lengths of yarn (long enough to hang your basket in the middle of your window, plus a little extra just in case) and thread them through your tapestry needle. Since my basket and plants are small, I decided to attach yarn to two sides of the basket. If your basket is larger or your plant is heavy, you may want to attach yarn to all four sides. Push the tapestry needle through the weave of your basket about 1 inch from the top and tie it in a knot. Trim any excess yarn. Do the same on the opposite side of your basket, lining each side up as closely as possible.
Tie a double knot at the tops of the yarn, making sure that each side is even. Hang your planter basket from a hook or nail above your window.
I saw my cat checking out the new planters from a distance, but she can't reach them so I know they are safe. And she's safe, too, because some plants are harmful to pets - I don't want her to get into the habit of nibbling on them!