DIY plant hanger

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.

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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.

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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.

10 thoughts on “DIY plant hanger

  1. Åh vad fint! Och passar ju perfekt som insynsskydd i badrummet 🙂 Vi har också lite väl bra vy från våra grannars balkong in på toadörren (som en ju ibland springer ut naken igenom) så jag kanske får inspireras av det här och hänga växter i vägen! 🙂

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