The end of July is here already!! I’m not sure how the time manages to sweep by as swiftly as it does, but I’m going to waste zero time and cut straight to the chase today before August hits.
This month’s DIY dates back to last Summer — our family spent a little time at my sister-in-law’s house and her numerous plants caught my eye, especially the ones nestled within rope hanging from the ceiling.
In this post we’ll walk through making a super simple rope plant holder BUT you can easily google search for more detailed options.
Macrame rope or burlap rope (your choice) *can be found in craft stores and online (search macrame or burlap cord)
Macrame cord 5mm cream color
Burlap rope 5mm brown color
First we’ll measure the rope.
For this particular plant hanger I measure the rope at 88 inches plus the width of my pot or bowl it will hold.
So if the width of your bowl is 4 inches you would end up cutting your rope at 92 inches total….and if your bowl is 7 inches across (at the base) you would need the 88 inches plus the 7 inches to equal 95 inches total.
Once you have figured out your length you’ll need to cut four ropes total at the same length.
Below are my four ropes each cut to 92 inches.
Next gather them together and fold in half. (See photo below)
Tie a basic knot at the fold making sure there is a large enough loop for hanging later. Mine is about a two inch opening. Pull each string tightly to clean it up. It’ll look like this:
Next hook your loop to a door knob or fixed hook. You’ll take two pieces of rope (about a foot down from the knot) and tie them together in another basic knot. Finish with the remaining pieces. You’ll want them to all be sitting at the same length. (See photos below)
Once those four knots are complete hold one piece of rope from two different knots:
Tie those together and proceed all the way around keeping them all even. Mine are about four inches down from the last four knots. (See photo below)
Lastly (keep in mind the width of your pot) gather all of the ropes and tie a large knot from the last set of knots. Your pot will need to be able to sit securely within the ropes. My large knot is about four inches from the knots above. Cut the rope ends evenly if desired or leave them alternating lengths.
Time for the best part!
Place a hook in the ceiling and a pot in your new rope plant holder and enjoy your creative side!!
**These can be used to display pots outside as well but the burlap cord doesn’t withstand weathering too great.
**You can also create more time intensive, intricate plant holders by running a quick Google search.
Have fun and let me know if you end up making one!￼
Hebrews 10:24-25 “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”