Easy macrame plant hanger instructions

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Easy macrame plant hanger instructions
Use heavy twine to make an easy macrame plant hanger. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Suspending a plant from a ceiling or pergola is not complicated once you have mastered making a macrame plant hanger. Macrame is nothing but tying knots in rope or heavy twine, and will deliver a retro 1970s look to your decor. The plant hanger is expandable and can accommodate small, medium or large plants, including a plant saucer for indoor use. The macrame hanger, paired with a colourful flowering plant, would make a great housewarming gift.

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Things you need

  • Roll of heavy twine
  • Plant
  • Scissors
  • Nail or hook

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Use the scissors to cut 12 pieces of twine to measure 1.2 m (4 feet) each.

  2. 2

    Gather all twine piece ends in one hand. Form the gathered pieces into a circle, insert the twine ends in the circle and pull.

  3. 3

    Divide the 12 pieces of twine into pairs. Make a knot in each pair 10 cm (4 inches) from the bottom knot.

  4. 4

    Separate the twine pairs and use one piece of twine from two adjoining pairs to make another knot 10 cm (4 inches) above the previous knot. Repeat to create a diamond pattern with the separated pair twine knots.

  5. 5

    Repeat, separating twine pairs and creating six more diamond pattern rows.

  6. 6

    Insert the plant in the macrame hanger, centring the bottom of the plant over the bottom knot. Tie the loose ends of the twine into a knot and hang it over a nail or hook.

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