Just one problem: I have never made [or even tried to make] any kind of hanging planter.
No worries, though! I knew I could learn how to create them and I also already had a great planter I wanted to use. I found the perfect macramé tutorial on Brit + Co's Blog! They used jersey cotton, but I had a few t-shirts that were going to be used as rags and used those instead of the jersey.
|T-Shirt that will soon be cotton strings|
|Cutting the t-shirt into strips [and stretching out the first few strips into strings]|
|Using the Rotary Cutter made it so easy!|
|Pulling the rest of the strips|
|The hanging planter I picked up from Target's dollar section|
|My first macrame attempt!|
|Before: a t-shirt|
After: a hanging planter!
|I also made one from a blue t-shirt|
|I used a large orchid vase to create a hanging fruit bowl|
I love the second one! My work gets flowers delivered every week and I thought this vase would make a great hanging fruit basket. I think it looks chic and I can't believe I made it!
I used cleaned out Bath and Body Works candle holders to hold my plants. All I had to do was drill a hole in the bottom of the candle holder. They are so versatile!
|Bath and Body Works empty & clean candle holder|
|Hole drilled so the plant can drain|
|I put the plant in this grey ceramic holder so the water doesn't get onto the floor|
|The candle holder is clear and you can barely see it! It fits perfectly!!|
|The Finished Product! *Beams with pride*|
I am so proud of myself. I not only learned how to Macrame, but I created many hanging planters out of items that were going to be thrown out or eventually end up in a landfill
[except for the grey target planter].