How to Hang Plants Without Damaging the Wall

Without drilling and damaging the wall, hang indoor plants next any window with ease. Take advantage of the space next your windows to best capture the sunlight.

Another idea is to hang plants using your kitchen countertop. 

Check out the step by step instructions below. 

  • Cost of supplies - About $25 to build single post
  • (Cost of hardware, plant hanger, staining costs are not included)
  • Time to make - 30 mins to build single post
  • Build difficulty - Easy

Build a vertical post next to your window using 2×4 lumber to hang your plants without damaging the wall.

This is a simple way to keep the plants off the floor and out of reach of the children and pets.

Even if you live in an apartment or have limited space, you can still hang plants. Look around each room and you will see unused vertical wall space.

Let’s take a look at the kitchen for example.To build a single post on the kitchen counter you only need a small or narrow space. Using the kitchen counter is a great place to hang plants for greenery and display.

Better yet, hang and grow your favourite herbs in the kitchen for easy access while cooking.

So this is how it works.

The 2×4 lumber post acts like a stud, except it’s not inside the wall. Fasten your plant hangers, hooks and shelves to the wood post without damaging the wall. This is a great solution for renters or people in temporary accommodation.

The Labrico 2×4 Adjuster is the key to creating vertical storage. The brackets have been designed to stand a timber post against a wall or stand by itself. It gives you great flexibility to choose the location of your plant hanger.

Slip the floor and ceiling bracket onto a 2×4 timber post and raise it into a vertical position. For the top bracket, turn the adjusting screw clockwise to fasten to the ceiling. That’s it. There are no tools needed.

I have created 2 DIY plant hanging projects to try. The instructions for each project are below.

  1. Hang plants in kitchen using the kitchen counter
  2. Hanging plants in window

I rate both projects as easy. 

There is one thing to keep in mind. Spacing the plant hangers at the right heights might take a couple of goes. It might leave extra holes in the timber post, but hey, better than holes in your wall.

Enjoy!

Hanging Plants in Kitchen Without Damage

Hanging Plants in Window Without Wall Damage

Hanging Plants Project Information

  • Drill
  • Drill bits
  • Measuring tape
  • Screwdriver
  • Pencil
  • Spirit level (Download the “Bubble Level” App for iphone for free)
To build Hanging Plants in Kitchen / Window
Hardware
  • Plant brackets x 3
To Stain the wood
  • Briwax wood stain product (I use Antique Mahogany)
  • Rags or cut up old clothes for staining and polishing
  • Sandpaper (fine and medium grit)
ProductApprox. Cost
Labrico 2×4 Adjuster set$20 per set
2×4 Wood post vertical$3 – $5 each
Sandpaper, medium & fine grit$0.50 each
9” Hummingbird plant bracket$7 each
Briwax$25 for a tub

The prices are a guide only. 

About 30 min

  • 5 mins – Cut wood to size. The hardware store can do it quickly and easily
  • 20 mins – To setup wood post, fasten planter brackets

To Stain timber

  • 20 mins – to prepare timber post, stain using 1 coat of Briwax 

How to Hang Plants without Damaging the Wall Instructions

1

Labrico flat ceiling ok, not sloped ceiling

Choose a location for your plant hanger. Either on the kitchen bench or by a window. 

Check the ceiling is flat and sturdy. Do the same for the floor.

Note: the Labrico 2×4 Adjuster brackets cannot be used on a sloped ceiling

2

Measure the length of the floor to ceiling or kitchen counter to ceiling.

Minus 3.7 inches or 95 mm from the measurement.

3

Put the upper bracket and bottom bracket on the wood post.

Put the upper bracket and bottom bracket on the wood post.

4

Step 4: Lift the wood post into place
Lift the wood post into place.

5

Step 5: Check the wood post is vertical by using a spirit level

Check the wood post is vertical by using a spirit level.

TIP: For an online spirit level, download “Bubble Level” for free from the iphone app store.

6

Turn the adjusting screw clockwise to tighten the upper cap against the ceiling.

Ensure the timber post is sturdy and can’t rotate.

Kitchen Plant Hanger

A

Setup vertical wood post on kitchen counter

Following steps 1 to 6, this is what you should have set up so far on the kitchen counter. 

You should have the timber post setup on the counter top.

B

Hardware and tools needed, drill, drill bits, plant hangers, macrame plant hangers

Hardware and tools ready

Drill

Drill bits

Plant hangers

Macrame plant hangers

C

On the timber post, mark the location for the 3 plant hangers. Drill pilot holes.

On the timber post, mark the location for the 3 plant hangers. Drill pilot holes for each plant hanger.

For the kitchen plant hanger, I put two on one side of the timber post, one on the other.

Use your creativity here. You can choose the height of the brackets. You can design it the way you want. Play around with it.

D

Hummingbird plants hangers.

Fasten the plant hangers to the wood post.

Pictured are hummingbird brackets.

E

Kitchen counter plant hanger

The plant hanger is finished.

Time to hang some plants!

F

Hang plants in the kitchen

Finished!

Window Display Plant Hanger

A

Labrico 2x4 adjuster with vertical post by the window

Following steps 1 to 6, this is what you should have set up so far.

You should have the timber post setup by the window.

The other option is to setup the post in front of the window. It doesn’t need to be against the wall. 

B

On the timber post, mark the location for the 3 plant hangers. Drill pilot holes.

On the timber post, mark the location for the 3 plant hangers.

Drill pilot holes for each plant hanger.

For the window plant hanger, I put three brackets on the same side of the timber post. 

However, you can use your creativity here and design it the way you want.

You can choose the height of the brackets, choose which side of the timber post to have the brackets. 

C

Fasten the plant hangers to the wood post.
Fasten the plant hangers to the wood post. Pictured are hummingbird plant brackets.

D

Plant hanger next to the window
The plant hanger is finished. Time to hang some plants!

E

Build a vertical post by the window to hang plants

The Labrico 2×4 Adjuster has been designed to stand a timber post against a wall or stand by itself. 

It gives you great flexibility to choose the location of your window plant hanger.

Staining & Polishing the Wood

With a small amount of effort you can make your curtain posts look part of your room.

  • Looks great - brings out character of the wood
  • Protects the wood from drying out
  • Like toothpaste, not water - very easy to apply with a clean cloth
  • One coat is enough
  • Dries quickly
  • Various stain colours to suit your other furniture

Staining timber posts brings out the character of each piece of cut timber, particularly when there are distinct timber knots.

The knots are the curves and bends in the wood grain that make timber the best material to work with for display. 

Applying a stain helps prolong the use of your wood post for years. It also protects the timber from cracking and drying.

The stain I use is Briwax made from soft beeswax.

Traditional stains can be watery and need several coats of sealer. This makes it time consuming and tricky to get the colour right. But Briwax feels like toothpaste making it easy to apply using a cloth. Often I use old cut up clothes.

Also, one application of Briwax is enough!

Stained 2x4 wood using Briwax

Be mindful that Briwax does have a strong smell when you first start using it but fades as it dries. You will notice after a few hours there is a waxy feel to the wood which sinks into the wood over time.

Give the stained timber 1-2 hours to dry and I find one coat is enough to bring our the colour. That’s a great time saver!

My colour preference is Antique Mahogany to get that dark timeless furniture look.

Supplies needed to stain and polish the wood

  • Briwax staining and polish product
  • Gloves
  • Cloths for staining
  • Cloths for polishing
  • Sandpaper - fine & medium grit

Tips for staining and polishing

  • Use sandpaper to smooth the wood surface starting with a medium then a fine grit
  • After the stain dries, give the wood a light polish using a clean cloth
  • Stain all sides and ends of the timber post
  • A tin of Briwax goes a long way so store it properly for future use

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