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