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Father's Day Craft Idea: Geometric Succulent Hangers

Give dad a handsome succulent in a handmade hanger to display in his office.

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Geometric Miniature Planters

Give dad a handsome planter this Father's Day for a unique and handmade gift. Even kids can get in on this craft with just a little parental guidance. The final planters can be hung in the home or office, wherever dad needs a little bit of greenery to brighten his day.

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To make your hanging planters you will need: small pots / wire and wire cutters / masking or painter's tape / acrylic paint or left over house paint / and paint brushes. Choose a 12 gauge wire, or something close to that weight. It needs to be strong enough to hold the weight of the planter, but flexible enough that you can bend it. Wire coat hangers will also work. You may want work gloves when working with the wire, since cut edges can be sharp. And of course you will need some plants for your planters!

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Step one is painting your pots. To create clean and even stripes, use tape to cover the parts of the pot you don't want to get paint on. Press the tape firmly against the pot, making sure there are no folds or other places paint might leak through. Paint a solid color wherever you want a stripe to be. You can use a single color, or create multiple stripes in different colors. When the paint is completely dry, peel off the tape.

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Cutting the Wire

The next step is to create the hangers for your pots. Begin by cutting two equal lengths of wire, about 18" long. You can cut it longer for larger hangers, or shorter for smaller hangers. Curve one end of the wire half way around the pot, creating a semi-circle, but leave an extra 2" sticking out.

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