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DIY: Little Nicki’s simple knotted plant hanger

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Because plants and macramé go together in your Jungalow like peas and carrots, I decided to make a super simple woven plant hanger.  If you have a bit of rope (or jute, twine, leather…) and you know how to make knots, you can make this in about 5 minutes flat.

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1) Cut 4 equal lengths of your rope – go quite long, so you have lots to work with; mine were around 50 inches each.

2) Line them up equally and fold them in half.  In the middle where they are folded, you can do a knot that leaves a loop for hanging.  *I did this the lazy way with an elastic, because I found my rope a bit thick for knotting all 8 pieces.

 

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3) Start with your first two adjacent strands and knot them together about a quarter of a way down.

4) Repeat the same with the next 3 sections of adjacent strands.

 

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5) Once you have your 4 knots, start your next row another quarter of the way down, but this time with the adjacent strands of the above knots.

6) Repeat until all four pairs are knotted again.

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7) Take the last of the hangings ends and tie them all together into one large knot to finish.  *Trim the ends if they are not hanging symmetrically.

8) Hang a pretty plant in your new macramé hanger and place it somewhere special at home.

 

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What do you think?  Will you be making one this weekend?  If you get the hang of it, you could start experimenting with less simple version as well; think of adding beads, tassels or even dyeing your rope beforehand.  The possibilities are endless!

Once you’ve tried one of these, you might want to give this DIY plant hanger a whirl as well.

{Project by Nicole Valentine Don for Justina Blakeney est. 1979.}

For more Nicole,  visit her blog and follow her on instagram.
Photos by: Dara Tippapart

Alternative Text Justina Blakeney

Designer, artist, stylist & mama. Founder and CCO at The Jungalow. Crazy for color, pattern and plants!

3 responses to “DIY: Little Nicki’s simple knotted plant hanger”

  1. great!

    hugs to you, Justina

  2. […] My latest post over at The Jungalow (it’s been awhile!) is a super cute and very easy plant hanger.  See full post with instructions, HERE. […]

  3. Beth A Gabel says:

    This is awesome and so easy to do!

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