The dream of a vast piece of Aussie soil to call ones own is really just that – a dream – thanks to the crazy housing prices (Gen Y-ers know what I’m talking about).
With no big backyard on the horizon what do you do when you want some green in your small, urban dwelling? The answer is macramé plant hangers! And considering you can make your own for less than $10 – why wouldn’t you deck out your pad with hanging succulents or herbs?
Here’s what you’ll need:
– Utility cord (15m x 3mm thick)
– A pack of split key rings (30mm)
– A good pair of scissors
– Potted plant
1. Start by cutting 8 strips of cord 1.8m in length and an additional 2 strips 30cm long.
2. Thread the 8 strips through the key ring positioning them halfway down the length – you’ve now doubled your cords to 16.
3. Use one of the 30cm cords to secure everything in place with a wrap knot (check out this YouTube tutorial if you’re unsure how). Trim and singe the excess cord once the knot is secured.
4. Separate the cords into 4 groups of 4 and tie a knot in each bunch about 25cm down.
5. Group 2 cords from each bunch and tie another knot about 10cm down.
6. Secure the macramé with a final wrap knot using the remaining 30cm cord another 12cm down. Trim and singe the excess to avoid any fraying.
7. Trim the dangling cords so they are all uniform.
8. Pop in your potted plant and you’re good to go!
These are not only great to hang out around your own place, but these simple macramé hanging pots make great gifts too! Try one out this weekend.