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Macrame Plant Hangers

April 13, 2015

 

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I am trying to start a thing. I guess it’s not a new thing, but it’s definitely new to my friends. I want to have crafternoons. Consistently. Where we all catch up, make something rad, probably drink cocktails, then hopefully watch Girls or Spiceworld The Movie.

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The first of these crafternoons happened over Easter and the craft was Macrame Plant Hangers. I’ve been making them for a while but back when I made my first, I found it super hard to find a tutorial. So I think the internet will benefit from this post. You’re welcome.

As a side note, don’t invite friends who think they know better and stray from the instructions.  There will be lots of untying of knots. I’m talking about you, Isabelle.

You need

  • String or twine- I used kitchen string and garden twine. But I have also used brickies line in the past. Fabric scraps would work too
  • Wooden beads if you fancy
  • A small terracotta pot

Instructions

  1. Cut your twine into either 8 or 16, metre long lengths. They can be longer if you like. If you’re working with a thinner twine, 16 is best. if it’s thick 8 will be fine.
  2. Tie a knot to secure all 8 strands. Add a bead then tie another knot to secure it of you like.
  3. Divide the 8 strands into 4 groups of two. If you are working with 16, 4 groups of 4.
  4. In each group, about 5cm down the strands, tie a knot.

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5. Now split each group in two and tie with one {or two} strands from the group next to it. You will see a net form.

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6. Do this all the way around and you will have created a net for your pot to sit in.

7. Place your pot in and tie the strands together at the top. You could add a bead here too.

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Do you macrame? Or have you?

20 thoughts on “Macrame Plant Hangers

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  2. Serena

    Not going to lie… you are my new favourite blogger!! I wish I had friends in the same country as me for crafternoons!! How cute!! (I have made similar macrame pot holders except I used shit loads of crochet cotton and turned them into little lanterns with glass gars and tealights instead of pot plants)

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  3. Carly

    Okay so these actually are easy peasy. As you know I have a long history of crafty/cooking “attempts.” Sat in the sun this arvo and nailed this with supplies I found in the bottom draw.love. Xx

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