#UseYourCraftyStash – Stray a little ;-) Hanging planters

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.

Today’s Tip:

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.

 

Key Ingredients:

  1. Multi colored yarn. We picked regular yarn (continuing the spirit of use-what-you-have), we already had this in our stash.
  2. Jute thread / thin rope (again, had got it for older project and had plenty left over)
  3. Metal bangles (we used the ones that my girls grew out of)
  4. Dollar store candle holders
  5. Scissors
  6. A tiny bit of hot glue
  7. Potting soil and
  8. Fake plants
  9. Ceiling hooks

Steps:

  1. 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.
  2. Use a metal bangle and add all same length 8 strings through it. Fold over in half.
  3. 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.
  4. Divide the strings into 4 groups of 4 each.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Repeat for one more section.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Hang in the room using ceiling hooks and enjoy :)

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Hugs!
~Varada

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Comments on #UseYourCraftyStash – Stray a little ;-) Hanging planters

  1. monikagil98 says:

    I love this! I always wanted to buy some of that kind of pot holders but now you made me want to make one!!! Thank you xxx

    1. Varada says:

      It is so very easy (and addicting!). Plus YouTube is so full of so many talented macrame artists, that you can get beautiful ideas. Do make something and share :)

      Hugs!
      ~Varada

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