Hi guys, keep those projects coming for the #UseYourCraftyStash! I am grateful for your support :)
I hope you are ready for the next project. And it’s not a card. We (my girls and I) are getting so interested in Macrame and we are straying a little from paper crafting. It’s all good though, we are very happy with the outcomes.
Stray a little. Get off your regular path. Who knows what new adventure will find you.
Try a new technique.
Learn something totally different.
As “Lord of the Rings” author J. R. R. Tolkien says, “Not all who wander are lost” :)
Okay, now on to the project itself. We made 5 macrame plant hangers.
- Multi colored yarn. We picked regular yarn (continuing the spirit of use-what-you-have), we already had this in our stash.
- Jute thread / thin rope (again, had got it for older project and had plenty left over)
- Metal bangles (we used the ones that my girls grew out of)
- Dollar store candle holders
- A tiny bit of hot glue
- Potting soil and
- Fake plants
- Ceiling hooks
- For each planter cut 8 strings. We went with 60″ for one planter, 70″ for the next one, 80″, 90″ and 100″ respectively for the rest.
- Use a metal bangle and add all same length 8 strings through it. Fold over in half.
- At the top add a gathering knot to secure the strings in place. We followed this video here for this knot. This is also another video with great info.
- Divide the strings into 4 groups of 4 each.
- About 1/3 down the starting point start making half knots in each section. We made two knots in each section – one going from left to right and next going from right to left.
- After all for sections get 2 knots each, leave a little gap start second section which uses 2 strings on adjacent sections to make 4 strings and repeats half knots just like the section above.
- Repeat for one more section.
- Tie another gathering knot a little ways down. We also secured both the top and bottom gathering knots with a tiny dot of hot glue (don’t think it was really necessary, but since it was our first time doing this project, we decided to be extra careful. We also added a few beads to the loose strings at the bottom.
- For the planters, fill dollar store candle holders with potting soil. In the center hide some styrofoam pieces from left over packaging and stick some fake plants in there.
- Hang in the room using ceiling hooks and enjoy :)
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