Hi everyone I am so excited to join a group of super creative bloggers and take part in this month’s Int’l Bloggers Club day with this month’s theme “cotton”. Please check out all the posts as they all are amazing. I missed last months theme simply as I was too busy, but you can check out all the fabulous paper posts here.
What comes to your mind when you think cotton? Is it fabric, plant or fibre? There are so many possibilities, I was getting a little overwhelmed.. Then I started thinking what do I have at home and what could I use. I decided to try my hands out at some macrame plant holder (wall hanging) using a macrame cotton rope.
For this project I used some wood (you can use anything you like really, some pipe, driftwood, plank, bamboo stick..) I used some leftover wood and left it raw as I was going to place it against a dark wood wall, so I wanted a contrast.
I cut 10 equal lengths of rope (3m each).
There are many basic knots that will help you to create stunning pieces. I created this plant holder using just two of the most common macrame knots, the square knot and the half-hitch knot. Instead of explaining step by step, I thought photo tutorial would be more helpful (also check out the video below).
I wanted to create a little wall hanging with a plant hanger at the bottom. I did half hitch on left and the right side and the square knot in the middle.
Here is a step by step guide in photos on what I did.
To create the base for hanger, separate each of three groups of rope into two sections and tie with one another using the square knot, to create a base, then all you need to do is connect them again using the square knot and cut off the excess rope. I added some gold pins to add a little extra touch and to match the decor and my gold plant pot.
Here is a great video tutorial on how to make your basic knots