Monday, January 20, 2014

Keeping it Simple for Monday

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all had a nice weekend.

Today I'm, well, keeping it simple. In fact, I'm trying to do that as much as possible, these days. It's my 2014 "thing".  For this project, I went back to the simple pleasure of making a hanging planter in 5 minutes. Gotta love that. I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. Oh, and the entire "project" cost about $6.

Take any rope, twine or sturdy ribbon, and add a few bangles as the anchor. I grabbed my bangles from the Punjabi Market near me (20 bangles for $4). Added a house plant from the corner store, and a pearly pot, I already had, and I was ready to go. 

I used 4, 8ft, pieces of cotton rope, and 3 bangles for this. Fold rope in half (so each piece will end up being 4ft), and loop through bangles. Pull the ends through to make a tidy little knot on the bottom of bangle. 

At about 14" down, I made a simple knot creating 4 sections. From there, I made 4 more knots, about 6" down by grabbing one piece from each pair, and knotting with it's next door neighbour. Does that make sense? I used to make this all the time, as a young girl, and never had a real plan of action, but they worked. Should make a criss-cross pattern. 

Knot all ends together, about 6-7" down and trim if you like. I left the ends the way they were. Place your potted plant in and hang wherever you like. 

What I really love about a project that's so simple, and with few materials, is that it doesn't look like a bomb has gone off in my studio, after I'm done ;)

I'm sure many of you have made hanging planters yourself, and often more elaborate, but I'd love to know what you consider a "simple pleasure". Please share!

Have a great day!


Vintage Home said...

ahhh a simple pleasure....getting a job done certainly gives tons of pleasure!
And I am smitten with this idea for a potted plant! I need to make one for my "work" room...wish I could call it a studio but that would imply it looks great! Maybe your wonderful hanging plant project is all I need to kick start it!
Thanks for inspiring!

PinkPanthress said...

I understood it like this. Knot A&B, C&D then E&F. Then knot B&C and D&E... right?
Totally makes sense! :)
-I love macramé, no matter what kind. Whether pot holder or friendship bracelet. :)

For me, a simple pleasure is handcrafting projects like origami or a bit of crochet... or just reading a book. Such a pleasure to have a movie inside my head. Hmhmm...

Mairéad said...

I'm definitely going to try this. I need to get my basil up off the windowsill so it doesn't get covered in cat hair!

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