Monday, 9 January 2012

Macrame Monday: Plant Hanger


I truly think that it's a prerequisite when learning macrame that you have to have it in your plans to make at least one plant hanger.

Who am I to argue with the rules?

Ta da!



This was actually a very easy macrame project.  It took me only a few days.



All the materials I used for the plant hanger were either gifted to me or thrifted.  Haha, I should call this the gifted/thrifted hanger! :D  I got a huge bagful of metal rings of all sorts of sizes at the thrift store. I used one to start this project.  The cords were also thrifted vintage macrame cording.  Someone must have donated their entire macrame supply closet, because I picked up bags upon bags of this stuff.


This is just some of the cording I got.  Yay!



My friend Ruth gave me some of her old macrame pattern books.  I used a plant hanger pattern called C'est Brilliante to make this particular hanger.  (Those of you who know me in real life know why I couldn't pass up a name like that!)  Ruth also gave me the large wooden macrame beads that I used in the knotting pattern.



I anchored the whole thing to a huge nail driven into the rafters of our laundry room ceiling and began.

The only knots you need to know for this pattern are the square knot (you only tie half a square knot over and over again on one side to make the twist effect).  And the Josephine knot for the basket.



 And this is what it looks like when it's done.  Not too special with a Halloween treat bowl in it, hanging in my laundry room.

But boy does it look spectacular with a 70s fern in it, hanging above our stairs!



 A 70s fern for a 70s macrame plant hanger.  What could be better?!!

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Sharing this groovy project with:
The More The Merrier Monday - DIY Home Sweet Home
Too Cute Tuesday - The Funky Polkadot Giraffe
 Show Off Your Stuff - Fireflies and Jellybeans
Friday Favs - Nap Time Crafters
Five Days Five Ways - Friday Free For All







1 comment:

Periwinkle Dzyns said...

looks soooo awesome! so happy you put both the beads and the books to such great use, I had inherited most of it and just knew I would never get to trying them out.