I’m WAY into all things macrame these days. It started with a mirror and then moved into a fun wall hanging for the One Room Challenge and today…hanging plant holders! You guys. These are SO. EASY. You can make one in 10 minutes. Pinky swear!
Describing macrame is a gift that I do NOT yet possess, but… I made a video for you! Hopefully this is clear. If for some reason, it’s not… I wrote out the steps below also!
I think the video is the easiest way to show you how I made these, but the gist is that you start with 8 lengths of rope… four feet each should be more than enough. Gather the rope and tie them all together with a knot at one end leaving a few inches of rope as a tassel.
Take two strands and tie them together with a square knot (right strand over left, left strand over right) about 2 inches from the bottom tassel. Take the next two strands and tie another knot. Repeat two more times… it should look like a four-leaf clover at this point!
Fan out the four knots. You’re basically going to repeat Step 2, but you’ll take one strand from knot #1 and then the other strand from knot #2. Make a square knot about 3 inches above the first row of knots. Make a knot with the remaining strand from knot #2 and a strand from knot #3. Repeat two more times.
Make one more row of knots with alternate strands to continue the pattern.
Measure about 8-inches above each knot and make ten sets of right knots. This adds a little bit of detail to the top strands of each hanger.
Gather all 8 strands and tie another knot. Trim the ends to leave a 3-inch tassel.
(Did that make ANY sense? Like I said… the video is easier to understand!)
To install the hanging planters, I spray painted some hooks to match the blue loveseat on the back porch, and screwed them into the wall. I didn’t drill holes in my galvanized pots because Frank’s dog crate is right below and I didn’t want him getting wet; but… I added an inch of gravel to the bottom of each pot to help keep the soil from getting too damp.
I grabbed a handful of plants from Home Depot that seemed like they would ‘hang’… The spot on our porch where I hung them doesn’t get great light so say a few prayers for these guys.
For a two-hour project, I’m a BIG fan… plants… macrame… simple… HOME RUN!
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