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Steven
Aug 8, 2011 5:02 PM CST
As seen here:
http://garden.org/thread/view_post/127285/

Ok, here we go! This gets a bit complicated near the end but I've drawn pictures to try and make it a bit easier and it helps if you have someone to help you out.

Here are Steps 1 & 2

Get some clear tubing from the pet store, you should be able to find the one you need with the reptile supplies, you want one that is nice and narrow. I think mine is about a quarter inch. Now cut two peices of tubing appox to the size of your pot holder, it helps if your pot or pot holder has either a rim or slightly wider towards the top so the tubing has something to grip.

Next cut two peices of heavy gauge fishing line, make these quite long....3 or 4 feet is good. You can always trim later. Thread the fishing line through the clear tubing. See picture.

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Step 3

Now this is the tricky part, lay the two peices of tubing threaded with line next to each other on the table and thread the line from tubeA into the corresponding opening on tubeB and out the other end.........I've only drawn one peice of line in the picture so you can see how it goes

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Step 4

Do the same with both peices of line threading them through the opposing tubes, and you shoud have a loop that you can fit your pot into. Ive added the second line in picture3. Now gather your loose ends, tie in a knot at the ends and you have a plant hanger!

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I hope that this will be of some help, it may seem confusing to read but give it a try and I'm sure you will get it right, it does help if you have someone with you to hold the loose ends of the fishing line so they don't get mixed up.

Any questions please feel free to ask!

Here is a picture of the finished product in use!
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plantladylin
Aug 8, 2011 5:21 PM CST
Steven: Thank you so much for telling us about this and giving the great tutorial! I am definitely going to give it a try ... I'm always trying to find a way to hang plants!
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threegardeners
Aug 8, 2011 5:22 PM CST

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What do you use for the "hangers"?
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plantladylin
Aug 8, 2011 5:23 PM CST
I assumed additional fishing line was used to hang it?
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Steven
Aug 8, 2011 7:36 PM CST
Yes the additional line is used to hang it, just tie the ends in a good solid knot and hang it on a hook, nail ect.

Lee Anne, could you rephrase your question Big Grin I'm feeling a bit thick here *Blush*
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threegardeners
Aug 8, 2011 7:59 PM CST

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hehehe...you answered it!
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Christine
Aug 9, 2011 5:37 AM CST
Smiling Thank you for posting this, I will have to give it try
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Sheila_FW
Aug 9, 2011 8:38 AM CST
Great idea!
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Steven
Aug 9, 2011 7:50 PM CST
Thank-you everyone! I hope it works as well for you all as it has for me. Big Grin
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Trish
Aug 11, 2011 12:55 PM CST

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Picture??

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plantladylin
Aug 11, 2011 1:45 PM CST
Trish: Steven posted a photo showing his ingenious idea here: http://garden.org/thread/view_post/127285/
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Trish
Aug 11, 2011 2:03 PM CST

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Ahhhh- see, I missed out by clicking straight through from the random new threads on the front page!

Steven, could you possibly edit the first post and link back to the pic? I wouldn't want anyone else to miss out on this very cool idea!!
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Steven
Sep 1, 2011 11:25 AM CST
Sure thing, I added the picture to the bottom of the first post Big Grin
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Sep 1, 2011 12:03 PM CST

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Thanks!!
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lindaboom
Mar 3, 2012 7:21 PM CST
What is the maximum weight that it will hold?
Thanks,
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NoelCalvert
Dec 8, 2012 11:28 AM CST
lindaboom said:What is the maximum weight that it will hold?
Thanks,
Linda



Linda, fishing line is gauged for weight. I would suggest buying line that is at least 10 pounds heavier than your planned plant since water is going to increase the weight, & fishing line degrades slowly as well.
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critterologist
Jan 8, 2013 11:45 AM CST
I've recently seen some pretty expensive metal "adjustable" pot hangers in catalogs that seem to be pretty similar in design. I like the braided fishing line for things like this -- less invisible, but it doesn't stretch. (I like it better for fishing, too.)

I'm going to give this a try.
Thanks for the tutorial!
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Perennialgirl
Mar 2, 2013 3:44 PM CST
Awesome idea! Thanks for the tut!
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greene
Jan 16, 2015 10:41 AM CST
I am laughing at myself. Since I have been cooking all morning I thought this was about making a potholder for using in the kitchen. Rolling on the floor laughing
Now that I have read the entire thread I understand, yes, this is a good and useful idea. Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
I may even hang some plants in the kitchen. Thumbs up
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klc
Mar 20, 2015 1:12 PM CST
Just a quick tip.... if you use or know someone (or have access to a hospital etc.) that uses oxygen you can use oxygen tubing for this project also.... almost exactly like aquarium tubing.
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