Nothing says ‘I love you’ more than a hand-crafted, Mother's Day gift. Brush up on your knotting skills because the sassy 70's décor is back, baby! Try making this DIY macramé plant hanger for your mamma and gift her something genuine, from the heart.
You will need:
- Four pieces of 2-meter cotton cord (3.1mm thick)
- 1" brass ring
- Two pieces of 30 cm rope
- Plant of your choice - we have used a Sweatheart Creeper (Philodendron scandens oxycardi)
- Pot plant container
Getting to know the Sweatheart Creeper
Sweatheart Creepers (Philodendron scandens oxycardi) can be identified by their unique heart-shaped leaves. They are fast-growing climbers and one of the most popular foliage plants used as room or conservatory decor. This plant is adaptable, tolerates low levels of light for long periods, and thrives in summer or winter room temperatures. Click here to find your local GCA Garden Centre for more indoor plants suitable for this project.
Step by step to making your macramé masterpiece:
Begin your DIY macramé plant hanger by cutting the pieces of the cottob macramé cord. You will need four, 2-meter cords and two, 30 cm long cords.
Fold the four, 2-meter cords in half and loop it through the bass ring.
Next, secure your cords in place by using the wrapped or ring knot. This is a simple knot that has a sophisticated, finished look. You will need your 30 cm piece of cord for this knot.
How to tie a wrapped, looped knot
- Place the short cord over the looped cords with the short tail to the left, the loop pointing down, and the long tail to the right.
- Wrap the long tail around the looped cords and around the loop of the short cord.
- Continue wrapping the long tail, pulling it tight and leaving the bottom loop of the short cord uncovered.