A glass lamp shade can be just the right size for a charming hanging planter and has drainage already built in. Here we have started with a 9½-in. diameter glass lamp shade. Here’s how to modify it to get this look:
A – Spray paint the inside of the glass lamp shade if you don’t want to see the potting mix. Carefully plant to avoid scratching it. You’ll need to repaint every year.
B – Hang the basket with chain by the foot. Attach at the top with an S-hook.
C – Attach the chain to split rings in two sizes and colors from the craft store.
D – Form the base with a canning jar lid with holes punched in it for the split rings.
E – Place a paper coffee filter or piece of wire mesh in the bottom to keep soil from spilling out.