You will need to cut eight sections of rope into equal lengths in order to make this fashionable yet straightforward rope hanger.
Depending on the particular plant container you have selected, the appropriate length will vary. Generally speaking, the longer your rope needs to be, the bigger the pot. However, you’ll also need to add a bit extra to account for the knots and plenty extra to hang your planter with.
A few inches before the end, secure all eight strands with a tight knot.
Step 2Secure the rope to the base of the pot
Place the knot in the center of the pot after turning it over, and then split the strands into four groups of two. The bottom of the pot will be divided into equal parts as a result.
Small strips of adhesive tape should be used to fix these strands in position. Then, just past the base’s edge, tie a little knot in each group. These knots ought to be apparent once the job is finished and the pot is placed back upright.
Step 3Create the knots
You are now prepared to begin tying the rope plant hanger together. One rope from the first group and one rope from the next group should be taken, and they should be tied together in a knot. Be sure to place this in the middle of the two upper knots. Continue until the first row is finished, traveling all the way around the pot as you go.
Pull the rope very gently to remove any slack, then use a small piece of sticky tape to hold each knot in place. Although the rope will be kept in place by the tape, it will make succeeding rows easier to knot together when it is eventually removed.
Continue by tying the next row of knots in the same manner. Again, the size of your pot will determine how many rows you need. However, we advise leaving a 1/2 inch space between the last row and the top edge for all projects.
Step 4Tie it together and hang
Last but not least, flip the pot over one more and tie the eight rope strands together in a single knot. You can tie the knot at any desired height. Just make sure that all of the ropes are the same length (therefore allowing your pot to hang level). If they are, cut off any extra, and take off all the adhesive tape.
You have a few alternatives for hanging your brand-new macram plant holder. The rope can be hung directly from the screw hook if you like. Alternatively, you could attach the rope to a wooden ring and hang it there for a more tasteful and polished look.
Start making your rope hanging basket today
Ready to begin knotting? Make a chic rope hanging basket for your house or yard by selecting your succulent and stocking up on rope supplies. Also keep in mind that we always like seeing our customers’ creations! We’ll be sure to include some of the best images of the macram plant holders you make using our ropes, strings, and twines on our website and social media pages if you send us some pictures.
What alternative to a hanging basket is there?
Use wicker baskets or little buckets instead of conventional hanging baskets to hang your plants. Before putting the plant in the wicker basket, pot it in another container. Drill drainage holes in the bottom of plastic buckets and paint or decorate the exterior as desired.
How are trailing hanging baskets made?
This attractive summer hanging basket with an orange theme is simple to build and includes diascia, fuchsia, and heuchera. To make things even simpler, use a coir basket that has already been formed. Whichever plants you select, as long as there are some to fill the center and some trailing plants to gently cascade over the sides, doesn’t really matter.
You Will Need
- Sweet Caroline Ipomoea (1)
- ‘Million Bells Cherry’ Calibrachoa (3)
- Tesco Purple Osteospermum (1)
- D. “Red Ace” Diascia (6)
- grass clippings, 36 cm metalware basket
- Peat-free, all-purpose compost
- Fertilizer with a slow release
Place a pail on top of the basket, then fill it with wet grass clippings. An alternative is to purchase a pre-formed coir basket. Include a layer of plastic inside this to help preserve moisture.
Prior to hanging the basket in its final location, give your plants a good watering and allow them to drain.
When it’s hot, dry, or windy, don’t forget to water your baskets at least once a day, if not more frequently.