Sometimes DIY projects take a long time to make it onto this space. I thought this up ages ago but only managed to make it a month ago on holiday and I’m only getting round to posting it now! Everyone loves a hanging planter these days, so here’s a rope inspired version complete with colour blocking effect. Mine turned out to be quite mini (as I didn’t buy enough rope) but you can make it whatever size you want.
- A length of braided rope (check you have enough to wrap around your bowl)
- bowl or pot (roughly the size you want your planter)
- craft paint & paint brush/sponge
- gold embroidery thread
- macrame thread & wide needle
- glue gun
- Firstly mix your paint colours and paint blocks of each colour along the length of the rope. Leave to dry.
- Wrap the gold thread in sections along the rope and secure well with a knot.
- Cover a bowl in cling film and heat the glue gun.
- Start by twisting a section of the rope into a tight coil and secure to the outer bottom part of the bowl with glue. The cling film will form a barrier between the bowl and the rope/glue.
- Continue to follow the rope around in a spiral, glueing sections as you go. When you reach the top tuck the end you no longer have a need for the bowl. Discard and glue the last bit of the rope to the inside.
- Using the wide needle, thread through the top of the rope planter and pull so that there is a long length coming out from either side of the rope. Do the same at two other points around the planter so that the threads are evenly spaced.
- Tie a knot on each length to secure and then gather each length of thread up to a point and either tie here or tie half way up and and finish off with a series of knots.
- Know you can sit your plant inside and hang where you’d like. The cling film should waterproof the inside.
Give it ago and brighten up a corner of your home. I’ll focus on trying not to kill my plant! That’s my speciality after all.