Look Where My Wine Macrame Plant Hanger Lives Now


It’s a miracle that I even listed it for sale on Etsy.

Hubby said I just like to “make and stare”. And he is RIGHT!! After I make something I look at it for days. Months even. Sometimes years. I think you get the picture. It is so hard to part with one of my creations.

But I am happy to report, my wine macrame plant hanger traveled all by itself across state lines and now has a new home.

Lookie…

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Doesn’t it look all happy. Lots of windows to let the sunlight stream in to show off the beautiful color. And it has plenty of company in that room. A plant cradled inside. Even an afghan in a wine blend to match. And look at that chair!! Such a cool chair.

I asked my buyer if it would be ok to post her picture. She said yes. Now maybe I’ll ask if I can come visit it from time to time. :D

Look What Tanya Made!!

One of my loyal readers made this macrame plant hanger from my Carousel Buttons pattern.

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Isn’t this PRETTY!!

For a second I thought I was looking at the one I made. Tanya’s plant hanger is a dead ringer for mine. And what does that tell me? That my directions were clear and accurate.

Your turn. Try it. There are 90 color illustrations included with the pattern. Even if you have never tied your first knot, you will be able to make this plant hanger.

So….. what are you waiting for!! Learn something new and have fun too. Make one for yourself. Or give it as a gift. As Tanya did.

Thanks, Tanya, for sharing your beautiful creation with us!!


You can see mine here.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/thisyearsdozen

New Carousel Buttons Macrame Plant Hangers

When I got tired of working on my quilt top, I made several macrame plant hangers. 3 of them. All made from my Carousel Buttons pattern. I wanted to see if I could make them, as you would, strictly from following the directions.

First, I made this white one.

With nothing but snow covering the yards, walkways, streets, even trees… I thought if I wanted to see Spring anytime soon, I had better create it myself.

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Isn’t the bottom pretty?

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Next came the mauve one.

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I have had this color cord for a few years. It kind of photographs pink but it is a dusty rose color. It turned out better than I thought it would. I like it. And it looks great in my mauve/green room.

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For this one, I changed up the bottom a bit. Instead of the bottom row of Square Knot Buttons being ABOVE the ring, I put them under the ring. So they point downwards instead of out.

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Last, I made this cream one.

Several years ago I went through my “cream period”. Everything I macramed was made with this color cord. About 40 items. I only had 300 yards left. So I used most of it on this plant hanger.

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This vase is on loan from the dining room.

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I plan to make a few more like these. Won’t need to look at my instructions. Have them memorized. Plant hangers measure a little over 6 feet.

If you would like to make your own Carousel Buttons plant hanger, go here for the pattern. Thanks!!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/69800943/pattern-for-macrame-plant-hanger

Making A Green Macrame Plant Hanger

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These are the supplies I am using. Plant hanger will be exactly like this one.

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But in green. It takes a LOT of macrame cord, a little over 200 yards, and I only have a bit of burgundy left.

So, green it will be….

The cords are cut and waiting for me to get started. I hope to have it finished by tomorrow, no later than Tuesday. Will show you pictures after I am done.


Added 5-2-11. Pattern can be found here.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/69800943/pattern-for-macrame-plant-hanger

Wine Macrame Plant Hanger, My Original Design

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Every once in a while I get an itching to macrame something. I recently received an order for two macrame plant hangers. Once they were finished I decided to make another one. Something different.

No particular idea in mind. I just cut the cord and got going. I like a wrapped hanging ring, it looks nicer, more polished. So, that part was easy. I also like the look of crown knots though they are not high up on my Love to Tie list. OK, that part was done.

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Now what!!??

Rest of the design was determined by which cords were the longest. I switched up, making sure to even out the cord lengths as I tied.

The best part about this plant hanger is its versatility. The many ways to use it. As you can see from my photos.


With glass.

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With a basket filled with greenery sitting on the glass.

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Same as the above BUT with silk greenery stems stuck in the center above it.

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Just the basket and plant.

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A huge plastic container that plants come in from the stores. The cradle holds a nice sized pot.

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Just a basket.

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And what are baskets for? To fill up!!

How about this for a child’s room? Fill it with stuffed animals.

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Thanks for looking at my original creation.


Update: February 19, 2011

To everyone who asked for the pattern, it is now available at Etsy. Thanks for your patience.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/69800943/pattern-for-macrame-plant-hanger

Tuesday’s Tutorial: New Brown Plant Hanger

Time To Bring The Plants In.

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Don’t know about you. But in my area, survival of ANY plant meant it needed to come inside. WEEKS ago!!

Here’s a little something perfect for them to hang in.


Supplies/Tools Needed to Make Brown Plant Hanger

  • 65 yards macrame cord (5-6mm braided or twisted, your choice)
  • Two 4″ welded metal rings (preferably treated, not raw metal)
  • One 2″ welded metal ring (preferable treated, not raw metal)
  • 8 medium size beads (large hole opening)
  • 8 large beads (large hole opening)
  • “S” hook or something to extend plant hanger from
  • yardstick/ruler/measuring tape
  • scissors

Directions to Make Brown Plant Hanger

Step 1.

Cut 16 cords 4 yards long.  Cut one cord 1 yard long (for top wrap knot).

Step 2.

Find centers of all 4 yard cords and loop them through the 2″ welded ring.  Hold them tight in your hand and using the 1 yard cord, tie a 1″ Wrap Knot.

Step 3.

Divide cords into 8 groups of 4 cords each. Begin tying Square Knots (SK) with one group. Tie a Sinnet of 6 SK’s. Continue with the rest of the groupings.

Step 4.

Half Hitch (HH) all cords to one of the 4″ welded rings.

Step 5 – Adding Medium Size Beads.

Tie a 2 SK Sinnet with each cord grouping. (Stay with the same cord groupings as created in Step 3.)  Add one medium size bead to all 4 cords in that group. Tie ANOTHER 2 SK Sinnet with the SAME group you just added the bead to. Continue with this process for the rest of the groupings.

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Step 6 – Tying Half Knot Sinnet.

Drop down 1 3/4″ and tie a Half Knot (HK) Sinnet of 18 HK’s with one group of 4 cords.  (Stay with the same cord groupings as created in Step 3.)  Your cord will start to twist. That’s OK. It is supposed to do that. Continue with the rest of the groupings.

Step 7 – Adding Large Beads.

Add one large bead to all 4 cords in each group. IMPORTANT: Switch tying cords. Your longer middle filler cords will now become the outside tying cords.  This saves on macrame cord. Otherwise you would have to cut longer cords.

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Step 8.

Tie a Half Knot (HK) Sinnet of 18 HK’s with each group.  (Stay with the same cord groupings as created in Step 3.)

Step 9 – Forming the Cradle.

Drop down 4″. Tie ONE ROW of Alternating Square Knots (ASK).

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This just means you will tie knots with 2 cords from one grouping and 2 cords from the next grouping. (Not all cords from the same group.) Go all around the entire plant hanger. You should have 8 knots.

Drop down 3″. Tie one row of ASK’s but with 2 SK Sinnet. Continue around. You should end up with 8 groups of 2 knots each.

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Step 10 – Finishing.

Drop down 2″. Half Hitch (HH) all cords to the last 4″ welded ring.

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Trim cord ends as desired. Cut evenly across or stagger ends, your choice.  Tie an Overhand Knot in each cord end OR melt the tips to prevent from unraveling. Touch cord lightly to melt. Do not burn or scorch the cord.

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All done!! Congrats. Plant hanger measures 40″.

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I am assuming you already have some knowledge of how to tie knots.

You need to know how to tie the following basic knots:

  • Step 2.  Wrap Knot
  • Step 3.  Square Knot and SK Sinnet
  • Step 4.  Half Hitch
  • Step 6.  Half Knot and HK Sinnet
  • Step 9.  Alternating Square Knot

Made More Macrame Plant Hangers

Friday, May 29

Made more plant hangers in the last couple days.  A light blue one. In the same pattern as the gray one I posted the tutorial for.

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Also made a 5 ft lavender plant hanger with square knot buttons. I’ll have to show you how to make the buttons. They are cool, quick and easy to make.

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Plus the SK button is perfect for the “cord switch”. Which is necessary to control cord lengths and ensure you don’t end up with yards and yards of leftover filler cords.

I have a dark brown one almost finished. I cut the cord years ago. I don’t even remember what was planned. I just know that 16 cords of 4 yards each were already on a ring tied with a wrap knot. So… I got started making “something”. It is so far turning out nicely. I am making up the design as I go. It will be a short plant hanger since I only have 2 yard cords to work with. Should be good for hanging on the porch or some spot requiring a smaller plant.

Pictures for the brown one coming up soon. Just wanted to tell you what I am working on now.