– 12 full length paper or plastic straws (20 cm long) – Florist wire – Gold or copper spray paint – Wire cutters – Scissors – A pot and pot plant
Step 1: Cut your straws
First, cut your straws. You will need: 5 x full length straws 5 x 10cm straws 5 x 8cm straws 5 x 5 cm straws
Step 2: Make the base
Make the base of your plant hanger by taking the 5 x 5 cm straws and threading them together with the wire to make the small pentagon.
Step 3: Build the large pentagon
Now build the large pentagon that will sit on top of the smaller one with the 10cm straws.
Step 4: Build the apex
Thread the wire through a full length straw, then through a large pentagon 10cm straw, then thread another full length straw so it forms a triangle.
Step 5: Thread the wire
Take more wire, and thread through all the pieces that aren’t joined directly together.
Step 6: Spray Paint
Give 3 coats of spray paint in your desired colour. Start light and dry between each coat.
Step 7: Insert plant!
Pop in your pot plant, and you’re done! One DIY Geometric Plant Hanger made from old drinking straws!