Another sunny day meant I moved Tiny Craft Tuesday outside into the garden. While there, browsing the Tiny Crafts Tuesday board on my phone, I thought I’d make something for the garden. I have never done any macrame before and a plant hanger like this one seemed an easy beginner project. I’d like to have more hanging plants in the garden, and while I don’t have any to put in my new hanging planter yet, that’s easily fixed with a trip to the supermarket. Or the hardware store.
Here are the supplies for today’s project:
- kitchen twine (seems I can’t stay away)
- measuring tape
I started by cutting 4 pieces of 150 cm…
…folded those double and tied them together about an inch under the fold.
I then had to divide the eight ends in pairs of two…
…and I used the top of the button jar to make sure I’d tie the knots at the same length from the center.
I continued until the third round, tying together alternating sets of ends, each the same distance from the previous round of knots.
However, this way the bottom of the macrame hanger became way too narrow. Result: baggy bottom.
I switched to another tactic: I turned over the pot and stretched the macrame out over it and put something heavy (cup of tea) on top to keep it in place…
…tried tying the knots evenly, while making enough room for the pot to hang in…
…and I continued further down.
I had great difficulty getting the knots evenly in the same spot so it ended up being a little wonky, but I decided I liked the “rustic” look!
When the macrame hanger was large enough I tied one last round of knots above the planter and added the green glass beads for a sparkly touch…
…then I hung it from what I think is a firethorn.
I fixed the baggy bottom by untying the first knot and tightening that first round.
Something tells me I’ll be buying some geraniums in the nearby future…