Tuesday, April 8, 2014

DIY Macrame Plant Hanger

One of my many maternity leave goals was to use up my accumulation of rope. I had previously crocheted a rug and made flags for our wedding, but still had so much.  The only solution I could think of was macrame, so plant hangers made logical sense. They are lots of fun to make! Tying knots brings ya back to friendship bracelet days. Of course, plant hangers can be used for more than just plants. Our globe fits nicely, and is less heavy for hanging over heads.

There are a lot more tutorials online since I made these last fall, but the one I found most helpful was Macrame Plant Hanger Tutorial by Lowe's. Yes, Lowe's the hardware store. I also tried This Year's Dozen's version [above  left] which is prettier but did use a lot more rope. Once you get the hang of things it's easy to just merge patterns and make up your own. It does require math skills to know the proper lengths of rope you'll need, but winging it is fun too.

After six hangers the rope has come to an end. Our next challenge will be getting this lily to bloom again.


Lady Under Construction said...

Nice work, Michelle. The hangers are all nice but I like white on the great pot best.

Lady Under Construction said...

Awesome work Michelle. Grandma would be proud of your using this yarn. She had your eye for crafts. Maybe heaven would be a place where people like you and
Grandma could work together to bring beauty in to the lives of others in creative ways.

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