I’m right on track with pandemic hobby trends—my "growing" obsession with houseplants means I’m running out of horizontal surfaces to fill with new planty friends. If you, too, have become enamored with all things leafy and green, then have I got a craft recommendation for you!! Hey, hey, macramé!
Pattern: Flora Plant Hanger from Macramé: The Craft of Creative Knotting, by Fanny Zedenius
Materials: one cone of 3mm Modern Macramé Cotton Cord (shown in color Mint), two 4-pack 1" Wooden Beads, one 3" Wooden Ring
To get started on my newest craft, I delved headfirst into Macramé by Fanny Zedenius, learning the basic knots while making this amazing double tiered plant hanger. The pattern calls for eight large beads, and two packs of our 1" wooden beads were perfect for this project. I also love the warmth and coordinating effect of the wooden ring for the top of the plant hanger!
With one spool of 3mm Cotton Rope (500 meters) I was able to make this double plant hanger. I had lots of cord left over, so then, with my newfound knowledge, I made up a simple, single-tier plant hanger for a friend. With even more cord leftover, I’m pretty sure I can get another small plant hanger out of the one spool! Holy moly, that's a lot of plant hangers.
I’m now totally hooked on making plant hangers with my newfound macramé craft love, which means I can justify bringing home more plants! I'm also look forward to making some of the other projects in this book: decorative pillows, table runners, wall hangings—and I especially want to make the long, luxurious macrame curtain, which I will use as a door to hide the chaos of my little laundry room!
These two plant beauties were purchased from our neighbors down the street, Rosehouse Botanicals. If you are in need of some greenery in your indoor surroundings, I highly recommend you visit them and pick up some plants. Then come by to see us for some macramé supplies to make your new buds a cozy hanging home!