When I ran out of floor and shelf space for my growing collection of houseplants I realised I was either going to have to stop buying plants or find a more creative way to house my green friends. We all know that I’m not about to stop spending my money on succulents, so I decided to make some hanging planters.
These planters were incredibly simple to make and could easily be enhanced with some beautiful beading or a little bit of advanced macrame but here is how to make the simplest of knotted planters.
You Will Need:
8no equal lengths of textile yarn or bungee cord (120cm)
Plants to Fill the Planters
Start by knotting all of your yarn together leaving a couple of centimeters dangling at the bottom if you want a tassel to your planter.
Couple off the yarn so you have 4 sets of 2 strands then knot each pair about 2cm from the end tassel, next separate the couples and re-couple them with a string next to them so they loop up (The images make more sense than me!)
Loop up adjoining strands until you are left with a holey basket which you can then slide your plant pot into, the amount of loops needed will depend on the size of your plant pot.
Once you are happy with the basket tie the top in another loop so you can hang it from your hook then wrap one of the threads around it to secure.
The ceiling hook is pretty simple to hang just screw into the ceiling, no drill needed. A large ceiling hook should be able to take a small pot and plant, but if you plan on hanging a hefty old houseplant you might need to talk to a professional about finding a ceiling stud to hang it from.
I couldn’t quite find the perfect drapey succulents to hang from my planters so opted for a couple of cacti and a hanging ivy, but if I know in the coming weeks I will be scouring all the local garden centers for a rosary string of pearls plant.