Use easy-to-assemble copper pipes and rope for a planter privacy project. S-hooks, Lowe’s buckets, and DIY rope hangers allow you to hang plants at varying heights to create a stylish living privacy screen from neighbors or unsightly outdoor views.
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String rope through the 5-foot copper pipe. Next, slide one copper elbow onto each side of the pipe. Add some adhesive to each end of the pipe and firmly connect the elbows for a secure bond.
Cut rope lengths to the desired hanging height, and repeat steps 1 and 2 for the smaller 1-foot copper pipe lengths.
Remove the 2-quart bucket handles with pliers and paint the buckets with copper spray paint. Let dry. Repeat this step for the desired amount of hanging planters. In addition to the 2-quart buckets, you can also spray paint and let dry all of the S-hooks and O-rings you plan to use.
Loop rope through one side of the 2-quart bucket where the handles were and tie in a knot to secure. Select the desired length of rope you want to hang the bucket from, cut the rope, and loop through the other handle hole. Secure with a knot. At the top, form another loop and secure with a knot.
To use an existing Lowe’s hanging planter, remove the tripod plastic hanger clipped onto the plastic pot and replace with 3 strands of rope looped and knotted at the desired length.
After completing the desired number of planters, hang your project. Start by hanging the 5-foot pipe section the lowest from the ceiling, followed by the two 1-foot pipe sections, hanging them within the 5-foot section at the desired height.
Before hanging your privacy screen, make sure that the ceiling structure you’re attaching it to can support the weight of the entire project — including the hanging containers — which may require you to hang it from a ceiling joist or use toggle bolts. Weigh individual items using a bathroom scale and check their total weight against the hanging materials you’ll be using.
Hang the planters from the installed pipe sections in a configuration of your choice using O-rings and S-hooks to create your own living privacy wall.