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Published on September 11th, 2007 | by Jules Yap


turn servers into planters

monkeyengine has a neat idea of turning serving bowls into hanging planters. since i’ve never met a plant hanger i liked this definitely opens up a lot of possibilities for me and my balcony.

monkeyengine writes: “so, if you’re like me, you’re fond of hanging things. bikes, tables, anything you can suspend from the ceiling rather than set on the floor is a big plus in my world. it follows that i’m rather partial to hanging plants. the problem is that most hanging pots/baskets/etc. are macramé monstrosities, coconut fiber sieves or otherwise fall short of my expectations for decor.

IMG_2253 IMG_2257blanda blank series of bowls seems to beg for repurposing. so i did. with a bit of hardware from my other endeavors, i made slings from stainless cables and with some epoxy, eye straps and shackles the bowls became the hanging plant containers i’ve always wanted.”

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Jules Yap

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6 Responses to turn servers into planters

  1. monkeyengine says:


    Got bored and put some up for sale on

    Also, instructable on these coming soon, I’ll post a link for that here when it is done.


  2. pi girl says:

    I would love to know detailed instructions on how you suspended the bowls. I share your distaste for the macrame crap available. I have found that my only other option is plastic.

    Please post something to help out the rest of us suffering with the same less than satisfactory options.


  3. lindsey says:

    in line with those who commented before me, i’d really really love to see a detail shot of how you attached the hardware to the bowl…

  4. nfotxn says:

    Oh a local restaurant owner I know turned those bowls into inexpensive bathroom sinks! I should take photos.

  5. Chuck says:

    A more detailed description of how you made it work would be great. The pic you posted is a little too blurry

  6. Anonymous says:

    how did you attach the bowl?
    could you post a detailpicture?
    [email protected]

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