Hanging planters offer wide-ranging options to beautify the outdoor areas. Hanging planters give the opportunity to include flowers and plant life in more areas. They can also increase the choice of plants, since certain plant life prefers the soil and moisture conditions provided by these tubs. There are some ideas of hanging planters. For example, turn any potted plant into a hanging planter by getting crafty. Macrame, crochet or knit a hanging planter holder from macrame cord or cotton crochet thread. Macrame, knit or crochet plant hangers are designed to slip around a potted plant and have strips or straps for hanging. When crafting a plant hanger in lightweight thread, be sure that your design is strong enough to support the weight of a pot full of wet soil as well as the weight of the plant itself.