How to make a floating flower pot for a pond

Updated February 21, 2017

Floating islands are a hot new addition to garden ponds. A floating island contains flowers that normally can't live in water. But with a floating island, they thrive and it is a beautiful sight to see all the blooms floating across the water. This is easily accomplished with a floating flower pot. Adding any variety of flower or plants makes this an ideal addition to any garden pond.

Remove the hangers from the basket. Make sure there are no holes in the bottom of the pot.

Cut the swimming pool noodle to the same size as the circumference of the basket rim. Attach the noodle to the basket with plastic ties in the holes of the basket rim where the hangers were.

Line the basket with cocoa fibre. Add a small amount of water and wait until the fibres swell.

Push apart the fibre and add a small plant. Continue this until the basket is full.

Sit the pot on the surface of the water and watch it float. As the island floats it will get small amounts of water through the holes in the rim, enabling a watering flow to the plant.


Make different designs.

Things You'll Need

  • Hanging baskets without drain holes
  • Swimming pool noodle
  • Cocoa fibres, any type & enough to line the basket
  • Plants
  • Plastic ties
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