Macramé plant hanger
I love having a lot of plants in my home and since my floor area is rather limited I look for different ways to display my greenery. Recently I was looking for ways to bring a little life to my tiny and dark kitchen. Dark, because there is no window and all attempts to grow anything are unsuccessful. Since my kitchen is tiny with very, very small counter space I have to be selective with what goes on. To solve the problem, I decided to use vertical space and make plant hanger, using materials that I always have in my project box. During my elementary school years I was lucky to have a very creative, hands on art teacher. We learned anything from knitting through cooking to woodworking. One of the easiest projects that I remember doing was a plant hanger. Don’t even ask me how many I made back then, but our living room looked quite interesting:) Today I’m having a little flash back….hello macramé
You will need:
12 m thick ( 1/4″ sisal rope) cut into 4 x 3m strings
12 m twine cut into 4 x 3m pieces
metal ring ( 6-7 cm diameter )
This is how you do it:
you will work with one set of strings at a time, which now ( since you fold them in half) became 4 strings ( 2 thick and 2 thin). You will work with the thick strings and the thin ones are your base ( holding cords). To tense them hold it with your foot or a knee.
I decided to use only one design which can be easily achieved by repetition of one type of knot. It looks more complicated than it is to make. Here is how it goes:
fold right string under your holding cord, fold left string over your holding cord
You are creating a simple knot around your holding cord.
repeat the same steps until your design is 18-19 centimeters long
After you are done, do the same with the other 3 sets.
before you cut the twine off.
It took me about an hour to complete the project and I estimate the total cost for max $5
I really like the organic feel…