Time To Bring The Plants In.
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
Directions to Make Brown Plant Hanger
Cut 16 cords 4 yards long. Cut one cord 1 yard long (for top wrap knot).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Step 10 – Finishing.
Drop down 2″. Half Hitch (HH) all cords to the last 4″ welded ring.
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.
All done!! Congrats. Plant hanger measures 40″.
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