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. 😀

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

Pattern For Macrame Plant Hanger

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It took almost a week but I am finally finished.

I had promised several people months ago that I would create a pattern for my wine Macrame Plant Hanger.

Then beading got in the way. 😀

The main reason it took so long was that I couldn’t find my written notes on the first one I made.

That’s why I had to remake it. From scratch. And document each step. And take photos of each step.

Stopping to take photos really slowed me down. I don’t trust my photo-taking. More times than not, the picture is unusable, blurry. So I ALWAYS take two shots. I bet I weeded through about 800 photos trying to select the best ones.

But… it’s done.

To those who posted a comment here asking for the pattern or sent me an e-mail, you can get it now at Etsy. Thanks much!!

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

(I am happy. Back to quilting!!)


Here’s the Supplies/Tools List.

6mm braided macrame cord (221 yards)
six 22mm round beads (measures 7/8″ diameter with 3/8″ hole opening)
one 2 1/4″ round welded ring
one 4″ round welded ring
one 5″ round welded ring
one 6″ round welded ring
ruler/tape measure/yardstick (something to measure cord)
scissors
craft glue
T-pins (optional)
macrame board (optional)
cigarette lighter or matches

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

Free Macrame Pattern: Square Deal

While browsing on-line looking at macrame cord at Kings Kountry, one of my macrame suppliers, imagine my surprise to see this.

A free pattern for Square Deal.

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http://www.kingskountry.com/free-pattern-square-deal.html

Boy, did it bring back fond memories. Memories of me making these tissue box holders 24 by 7. Non-stop. I bet I made and sold over 100 of them back in the middle 80’s. I kept two for myself. A rust one and a white one. Both still being used today.

Here are a few photos of some of the square holders I made. (The pictures were polaroids and didn’t scan very well.)

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As you can see, Square Deal isn’t just for tissues. Can be used to hold or store just about anything. From plants, to candy, to gifts.

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I designed this Baby Shower gift box. Sold them in yellow, pink and blue with a cute ceramic bear in the front.

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No limits on what you can make with these square macrame rings. Follow the pattern. Change it up. Let your imagination be your guide.


Kings Kountry has also started something which I find intriguing. A book buyback. You submit a list of macrame books you are willing to part with. And if a book on your list is what they need, they will give you a store credit.

http://www.kingskountry.com/book-buyback.html

I have looked through my books. I have a few duplicates I could offer but the rest… no way, no how. I frequently look through them and say things like. “I remember you. I made you in blue and green.” Even after all these years, I still have MANY macrame items on my To Do List. So… will I offer my books? Probably not. However, if you have macrame books collecting dust and cobwebs, you should look into this.

While you are there, check out their other free patterns. I saw a cute Easter basket and a pretty plant hanger. And a folding lawn chair. You may remember when these were extremely popular. Let’s bring them back!!

http://www.kingskountry.com/