Time for me to publish my contribution to February’s Monthly Makers theme: wood. I thought a lot about this and had several ideas, many of which I didn’t have time to finish (I do work on my thesis sometimes, you know), and some of which I couldn’t find the right material for. So I made a really easy thing, which is perhaps only remotely related to wood. Anyway, it’s something I’ve been meaning to do for a long time but just haven’t got around to (in fact I bought the material more than six months ago), so I’m happy it’s finally done! I like the idea of using these Monthly Makers challenges to craft stuff I actually want or need.
So, here’s my new plant hanger which I made yesterday in less than half an hour! Remotely related to wood, as I said, but it has wooden beads. I’ve never made one of these before, but since it was super easy I’ll definitely be making more. All you need is some strong, non-elastic and quite thick thread/yarn (I used jutesnöre) and some wooden beads. I checked Pinterest for some inspiration but then I just tied the knots quite randomly. Just make sure to check they’re approximately even.
Despite being merely a detail, I really think the beads make a great difference to the outcome. In a way, they’re kind of the centerpiece.
I placed it in our bathroom window, which is uncomfortably close to an opposite window in a staircase across the yard – very inconvenient if you’re getting naked in here, which, it being a bathroom, you often are. It’s currently hanging from the window handle until I’ve put up a hook in the ceiling. Then I’ll just be waiting for the plant to grow bigger so it can protect us from nosey neighbors.