Crafts & DIY
Turn old fan covers into beautiful spiral hanging plant displays with simple tutorial
It's amazing what a statement piece this ends up being considering how simple a project it is. Just wow.
Jaclyn Abergas
12.20.22

Make your own moving spiral hanging pot garden using this easy tutorial.

First things first, you will need the cover of a standard fan.

If you still have a fan at home that you’re no longer using, you can use the cover for this decorative plant decor.

You will also need 15 small pots.

YouTube Screenshot - Keylin Glowrya
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YouTube Screenshot - Keylin Glowrya

Best to use plastic garden pots because they’re very light and the fan cover will be able to carry them.

Next, you will need nylon rope.

If you don’t have that, you can use any type of rope that will be strong enough to hold the 15 pots.

You will also need scissors and a drill to create holes in the pots.

YouTube Screenshot - Keylin Glowrya
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YouTube Screenshot - Keylin Glowrya

The first thing to do will be to create markers for the pots on the cover.

Mark the first with thin rope.

Then measure 9cm (3.5 inches) to the next marker and another 9cm for the next marker and so on until you reach the first marker.

Make sure you’ve counted 15 markers for the 15 pots.

YouTube Screenshot - Keylin Glowrya
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YouTube Screenshot - Keylin Glowrya

If your fan cover is not big enough to hold the 15 pots, that’s okay.

Use only the number of pots that correspond to the number of markers made. Just make sure they are still 9cm apart.

Take 4 nylon ropes and tie them to the inside of the fan cover.

Tie them across each other.

Gather all the ropes and add another long one which you’ll use to tie the entire thing to the ceiling.

YouTube Screenshot - Keylin Glowrya
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YouTube Screenshot - Keylin Glowrya

Tie them together in a strong knot.

Test to see if the knot is strong enough and won’t break off easily.

Take the pots and add two holes to the lid.

Cut off two pieces of 5cm long nylon rope and tie them to the holes. Attach the other end of the ropes to the fan cover.

Tie them on the markers you made.

YouTube Screenshot - Keylin Glowrya
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YouTube Screenshot - Keylin Glowrya

Secure the pots and prevent them from flailing around too much by tying them to the pot next to them.

Don’t forget to stagger the heights.

When you tie the pots to the fan cover, arrange them at different heights.

Once you’ve got them all perfectly arranged, add your plant inside the pot.

You can rearrange them with alternating plants, too. You can have greens in the first pot and arrange them alternately with flower pots.

You can also add herbs or succulents.

YouTube Screenshot - Keylin Glowrya
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YouTube Screenshot - Keylin Glowrya

Hang it outside with the wind.

You can hang it out right outside your main door.

Do you have a back porch? You can also place this there.

It’s best to place it in the area of your house where it gets the most wind. That way, you won’t need to keep moving the spiral pot to keep it moving.

The wind will just do it for you.

YouTube Screenshot - Keylin Glowrya
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YouTube Screenshot - Keylin Glowrya

You can also use different colored pots and design the spiral garden with alternate colors.

To spruce it up, even more, you can also paint your pots with unique designs so it’s truly DIY.

How will you design yours?

YouTube Screenshot - Keylin Glowrya
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YouTube Screenshot - Keylin Glowrya

See how easily Keylin creates her spiral hanging garden from a fan cover in the video below!

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By Jaclyn Abergas
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Jaclyn Abergas is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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