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4/12/2017

Macrame Hanging Planters!




Sometimes, I just need to create. I needed some hanging plants in my apartment and I spotted this kit from Brit + Co at Target. Perfect time to create some hanging planters!

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 candle holder 

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]. 

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