FAQ

Frequently asked questions

What material are the plant hangers made with?


I always use 100% cotton cord. Twisted or braided.




Can I use the hangers outdoors?


These hangers are recommended for indoor use. With 100% cotton cord, they may deteriorate over time due to weather conditions and pests. If you want to place a hanger outdoors, do so temporarily. Choose one with thicker cord - maybe 4mm - and be certain to bring indoors over winter. Examine often and retire to indoor use only if the hanger shows signs of distress.




How do I know what pot size to use?


When in doubt, just make sure the pot can fit through the largest opening in the hanger and fits snugly in the base of the net without showing signs it might slip through. Don't force a pot through an opening that may be too small, as you can damage the hanger.




What are the weight limitations for the hangers?


Weight limitations are based on the pot size recommended. Commonly, I have found that the weight of a filled pot typically matches the diameter. For example, 4 inch diameter pots could possibly hold about 4 pounds of water, soil, and plant. This can vary, but this idea can be used to do quick math without a scale. I recommend to keep weight under -10lbs for most 5 foot long hangers -6lbs for medium hangers -4lbs for small hangers




Where do I hang these?


We all make impulse buys where we may get home and think, "So where am I going to put this?" A corner works well, as does in front of windows and in window sills; and small hangers can go under shelving or cabinetry.




What hooks work well for the hangers?


Interior ceiling hooks and wall brackets are top choices. Wall brackets can be placed anywhere along a wall, but it's preferrable to find and attach to a stud board behind the wall. I have also seen customers use command hooks on a wall. Check the weight limitations Q&A before you search for command hooks and stay within range.




Can I get the hangers wet?


It is not recommended to get the hanger wet, although once or twice will not hurt it. If you overwater often (like, if that's your thing), consider getting a clear plastic saucer that is a few inches tall to place your gorgeous pot in. You can also place a plastic pot with drainage into a nicer, fancier pot without drainage. There are "self-watering" pots available online and at garden centers. An artificial plant is another winner!




How do I load the pot in the hanger?


I always hang the hanger first. Then with one hand, find the largest opening in the hanger and hold it open. Use the other hand to hold and lift the pot into the hanger opening. Once inside the opening, start to lower it and then use both hands to stabilize the pot into the base of the net and gently move the leaves around until you find the perfect balance. Hopefully you only need to load the pot once.




How should I care for dip-dyed hangers?


Many times I will dip-dye cord for fun effects. Dyed cotton cord is not colorfast and may fade in the the sun. Although washed and rinsed, to prevent possible staining, do not get the cord wet. At any time, white cotton may appear through the dyed color. If your hanger did not come with a "dip-dyed" description, then the cord was purchased in that color. The color is permanent and thus these tips may not apply.




How do I handle the battery operated lighted hangers?


The lighted hangers are made with thin fairy/floral lights with light wiring. The shape of the hanger without a pot in it may look crooked or strange. All is well, just place some weight in the hanger and it will take its beautiful shape. Batteries have about a 48-hour life. Replace as needed with CR2032 lithium batteries.




Can I fringe the tassel?


You can fringe the tassel of twisted cord, but not braided cord. Start at the end of the cord and start to untwist. After a few inches are untwisted, you can use a comb and gently comb a little bit at a time. Keep going a little at a time. When I fringe, I always grasp very tightly above where I am untwisting or combing so that I don't accidentally go too far up or accidentally affect the rest of the hanger.




What if the hanger is too short, or too high, for the area?


If the hanger is short or seems too high up, you can use a long S-hook in between the hanger ring and the hook. S-hooks come in many sizes. I find long S-hooks near the bird feeder and shepherd's hook area in my garden center. You can also use a series of small S-hooks to create a few inches of link. You can also use good ol' rope or string to lower the hanger down from the hook.




What if the hanger is too long for the area?


If the hanger seems too long for the area, I would simply find another area. You will want to keep the hangers out of reach of children for sure.