Urban jungle bloggers: Hanging planters

Lucky for me that for a recent home tour the wondrous Katharine Peachey captured the hanging planter that I have in my kitchen filled with herbs – perfect for this month’s Urban Jungle Bloggers. I made this planter myself from a vintage jelly mould (see the tutorial here) and it is perfect for a few essential herbs and very accessible for daily cooking. I also love the dash of green it adds to my kitchen (my least favourite room in our flat as I hate the generic units and work top).

Urban Jungle Bloggers: Hanging planters, photographed by katharinepeachey.co.uk | Apartment Apothecary

Urban Jungle Bloggers: Hanging planters, photographed by katharinepeachey.co.uk | Apartment Apothecary

Urban Jungle Bloggers: Hanging planters, photographed by katharinepeachey.co.uk | Apartment Apothecary

I’ve wanted to make a macrame plant hanger for soooo long and this month’s hanging planter theme has pushed me to commit to doing it so watch this space.

I hope you like my DIY jelly mould hanging planter – they are so easy to make. Don’t forget to take a peek at my tutorial. For more hanging planter ideas search the #urbanjunglebloggers hashtag and visit the website, as well as Igor’s blog and Judith’s blog.

Thanks again to Katharine for these beautiful photographs.

Katy x





  1. Igor 26th February 2015 / 9:25 am

    Katy, I am in love with your hanging plant…oh well, I am in LOVE with your home in general! Thank you for joining us again!

    • Katy 2nd March 2015 / 8:20 am

      Too kind, Igor! Thank you, as ever, for the inspiration x

  2. Louise Abbott-Little 26th February 2015 / 9:54 am

    Lovely! I am planning something similar, but for outside. I have a rusty metal colander and rather than chuck it out, I am going to turn it into a hanging basket. I am looking for other old colanders too, as I might make a three tiered one if I can get some more (hoping freecycle will come up trumps).

    • Katy 2nd March 2015 / 8:22 am

      Ooooh, yes, I have a planted colander in my balcony. I wanted to make it a hanging one but there is nothing to hang it from. Good luck for your hunt x

  3. tina @ colourliving 26th February 2015 / 11:41 am

    You’re always full of great ideas:-)

    So simple and sooooo effective. Great x

    • Katy 2nd March 2015 / 8:23 am

      You’re far too kind as well, Tina! I need to get on with a bit a macramรฉ like you did xx

  4. Sarah @ Mocha 26th February 2015 / 1:03 pm

    I never would have thought that a jelly mould could make such a lovely hanging planter. And filled with aromatic herbs, it’s just perfect for the kitchen!

    • Katy 2nd March 2015 / 8:24 am

      Thank you, Sarah. It is perfect for the kitchen and frees up workspace, too x

    • Katy 2nd March 2015 / 8:24 am

      Yours are gorgeous, too! X

  5. Nitasha 26th February 2015 / 2:47 pm

    Hi Katy,
    Great idea and really easy to follow tutorial too…..
    I had the opportunity to go through your blog too. Great stuff !!

    • Katy 2nd March 2015 / 8:25 am

      Thank you so much, Nitasha! That’s made my day x

  6. Judith 26th February 2015 / 8:47 pm

    Oh this is such a perfect DIY hanger for a kitchen, Katy! I know I’ll stroll the French brocantes looking for some vintage jelly molds in a few months ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hilarious to read that hanging planters remind you of the ones outsides pubs ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you for joining the Urban Jungle Bloggers again!

    • Katy 2nd March 2015 / 8:26 am

      Ha ha! That is what instantly comes to mind when I hear hanging planters! I’m obviously far too British ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx

  7. Jeska 26th February 2015 / 11:32 pm

    I need this beautiful vintage herb garden swinging about in my kitchen! So lovely Katy x

    • Katy 2nd March 2015 / 8:27 am

      Thank you, lovely Jeska xx

  8. Sarah-Lou 5th March 2015 / 1:59 am

    So pretty, and you make the kitchen look fab, even if it is your least favourite! x

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