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What do I use to hang a plant from my ceiling?

I have a 10-15 lb viney plant that I want to hang. I have a drywall ceiling. I bought this hook thing but it screws directly into the drywall, without finding a stud, and says that there's a maximum 15 lb weight capacity. Should I take it back and get a different type of hook, or do you that that the hook will hold without pulling through the drywall? What have you done to hang stuff in your house? Thanks!

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sweetphoenix529

Asked by sweetphoenix529 at 4:07 PM on Jan. 29, 2010 in Home & Garden

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  • Duct tape.

    Ok, failing that, what you need is a what's called a molly. The molly goes through the hole in the drywall and spreads the weight out over a section. Then the swag hook screws into the molly.
    Avarah

    Answer by Avarah at 4:27 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • My husband says he wouldn't hang anything from the ceiling unless it's from a stud. He says you can get drywall anchors that will support a little more weight, but he still wouldn't use those.
    Christina807

    Answer by Christina807 at 10:30 PM on Jan. 29, 2010

  • Definately use a hook that screws directly into a stud. Have you thought of putting an "arm" hook on the wall up high?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:59 AM on Jan. 30, 2010

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