DIY Macramé Hanging Pots
Bringing the outdoors inside with a collection of glorious greenery is a great way to lift your spirits and give your interiors a fresh and welcoming feel. I can’t get enough of scrumptious succulents and am rapidly running out of suitably shady with just the right amount of sunshine window ledges to stow all these little beauties! So, How about creating your own Little DIY Hanging Pots to house and display your collection of luscious houseplants?
Macramé is back! For lovers of vintage crafts and the style of the I am a great collector of 1970s will love this surprisingly simple, yet stunning craft! Work with brightly coloured cords to bring this retro craft bang up-to-date! Look out for suitable pots in thrift stores or at yard sales. This set has a lovely Japanese look to it. If your pots are different sizes, simply adjust the positions of the knots to fit.
Grab your Supplies…
Small plant pots—these measure 21⁄3 x 2 1⁄3 in. (6 x 6 cm)
1 Cut eight lengths of string measuring 30 in. (75 cm). Gather the lengths together and tie a knot 6 in. (14 cm) in from one end. Trim off any uneven ends to make a neat tassel.
2 Divide the eight strands into four groups of two. Tie a knot in each pair of strands, 1 1⁄4 in. (3 cm) along from the top knot.
3 Now take one strand from each of two adjacent pairs and tie a knot 11⁄2 in. (4 cm) along from the knot made in Step 2.
4 Repeat until all pairs of strands have been divided and knotted.
5 Repeat Steps 3 & 4, placing the knots 1 in. (2.5 cm) along from the last knots made.
6 Tie a final knot to join all of the strands together, as you did in Step 1. Place the pot and its plant into the holder and adjust the string to center the tassel underneath.
Tah Dah! Now you can hang your sweet little plants in true style. Go for maximum impact with a collection for three or more Macramé hanging post to really make a statement!
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