DIY: Window Pane Plant Holder

This project helps improve you view with an antique window pane and your favorite plants and herbs.

We look for any excuse to bring more plants and herbs into the house, especially with our love of the outdoors running rampant this time of year. But filling the window sills has a tendency to turn our home a little jungle-esque, so we had to think of ways to add more green without going overboard.

By reusing glass jars and finding an old window pane (we got ours for $5 from an antique shop) you can display your small plants or herbs in a beautiful, minimal display that actually draws attention to the open space. —Cassandra Sturos

Window Pane Plant Holder
Photo by Mike Ramm.

Materials Needed:
Old window pane Δ Glass jars Δ Twine  Δ Hot glue Δ Scissors Δ Small plants/Herbs of your choosing

  • 1 Pot small plants or herbs in the glass jars, making sure to water them first as it makes the repotting process easier.
    Photo by Mike Ramm.

  • 2 Take the twine and wind it around the rim of the jar several times, adding dabs of hot glue in between. Press the twine down to secure to the jar.
    Photo by Mike Ramm.

  • 3 Once the jar is sufficiently wrapped in several layers of twine leave a long length of twine slack, as this will be needed for hanging. Vary lengths of slack to create a staggered effect.
    Photo by Mike Ramm.

  • 4 Once you have wrapped the rim of all four jars in twine, it is time to place your desired plants inside the jars.
    Photo by Mike Ramm.

  • 5 When all the plants have been re-potted in the jars, take one at a time to hang from the window pane.
    Photo by Mike Ramm.

  • 6 Drape the length of extra twine over the top of the pane, pull it down to the opposite side of the jar and secured to the jar with hot glue. Hold for a moment to let the glue dry before letting go of the jar.
    Photo by Mike Ramm.

  • Place the window pane plant holder in a kitchen window to showcase your plants and herbs. It could also be placed outdoors or hung in front of a window by screwing hooks into the top and hanging from the ceiling. Accentuate the jars by using wooden clothesline pins to hold tags proclaiming the herb or plant names in the jars.
    Photo by Mike Ramm.

 

(May 2014)

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