This idea has been bubbling away for a while now but it’s been put to the side on a number of occasions. Everyone loves a hanging planter right? I’ve made and owned various such hanging delights around the house but really wanted to create a tiered version so I could hang three plants at a time. You could actually go wild and add even more tiers but I decided to give start of with three. This baby now sits pride of place in our bedroom replacing our previous planter friend. It had to make way for this superior good looking number…poor thing.
Thanks for joining me for DIY no 2 as part of Keep Moat’s ‘Affordable Home Tips’ project. Each day I’m sharing a new idea to spruce up your home on a budget. Today I bring you this cute woven planter off the back of the huge weaving trend that’s been filling our Pinterest feeds for the last 6 months or so. Why keep weaving flat? This is a mini planter but you could easily make larger versions with different colours and threads woven through. You could get really creative with this one!
Look at this little guy brightening up the shelf! I’m imagining a whole shelf of them in different colour combos. I wasn’t sure how well the wire would hold up but it seems to have worked really well and what I love about this DIY even more is that it involves so few materials and they’re all things you’d usually find at home!
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.