Hanging succulent garden
Another thing I got up to during my week long Making Friday was to make a hanging succulent garden in my studio. It all started with the impulse buy of a magnificent Burro’s Tail from Aspen Flowers in Loop Street, and next thing I was googling macrame tutorials on the internet. Just look at how well it turned out!
There are more complex versions that are fun to learn, but a great place to start is this super-simple one, and made from black cotton rope, it’s actually quite elegant. Here’s my tutorial for making your own hanging garden.
HANGING GARDEN TUTORIAL
After having made this tutorial, I got into learning proper macrame knots, and ended up making quite a few versions, in different colour rope, which have been really useful in a number of shoots, and in the Skinny laMinx shop too.
This classic version in white worked beautifully in the product shot for the Skinny laMinx Fronds fabric design.
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looks lovely! Plants make any place more homey 🙂
You crafty little thing, you. They turned out lovely!
I love this idea! I’ve been meaning to bring more succulents into our home, and you’ve totally inspired me to go the hanging route!
Nadia - Cupcake Couture
Nothing like a bit of greenery to keep you company when working hard.
Melissa de la Fuente
Gah! How incredible…your talent really knows no bounds, does it? 🙂 Love it so..
A Merry Mishap
Thank you so much for this! I will definitely be trying this in the Spring.
This looks absolutely stunning! Definitely going to try it out 🙂
Eu adoro macrame!!! Good idea! Thanks
So rad:)! thanks for sharing, I love these hanging lovelies so much:)
so awesome 🙂
Eva / Sycamore Street Press
I’ve got to do this! I was just thinking yesterday that I wanted some of these 70’s style hanging plant holders, but had no idea where to get them. Now I can make them. Thanks!
Hooray! Hope your hanging garden turns out well. Xx
xeriscape landscape design
I’ve got to do this! I was just thinking yesterday that I wanted some of these 70′s style hanging plant holders, but had no idea where to get them. Now I can make them. Thanks!
finally found a simple yet elegant way to hang some of my pots, have spent the most of half a day searching for instructions like this. never realised it was so simple to do, thanks a mil for the free post.
Fab! Have fun with this, and I hope it turns out well.
Amazing! Your tutorial inspired me to make my own hanging garden. Only have 2 so far, but can’t wait to make more. They really bring the room alive.
I had real trouble finding cotton rope, and ended up using cotton piping cord which was hideously expensive, any tips on where to find your lovely black rope? (ie, does it go by any other names else like the piping cord?)
Thanks so much!
So pleased you’re enjoying making your own hanging garden. You know, I don’t think it really matters what kind of cord you use. I used a lovely soft cotton rope that was a bit pricey then also nylon (or polypropelyne) cord and black cotton cord too. I’m lucky enough to have a rope shop around the corner from my studio here in Cape Town, so am spoiled for choice. Would suggest you try a hardware store or packaging store rather than a haberdashery, as you might find more selection;
Good luck! xx
This is so awesome, and I am definitely doing this in my dorm room next year! But…I was wondering how you water them when there’s nothing on the bottom of the pot t catch the water. Thanks for the cute idea!
Glad you enjoy this project. To prevent water coming through the bottom of the pots I suggest you place the pots inside containers that don’t have holes on the bottom.
Good luck! xx
great and thanks a nice way to make your weekend productive
These are great! Just wondering how watering the plants works? Do you have pots inside of pots to keep water from dripping everywhere? thanks!
Glad you like this! Part of the reason I chose succulents for this project is that they need not too much watering, so that sorts it out to a certain extent. But otherwise, yes, you’re right: I have pots inside pots.
i just had to try this out, i have more scraps than most junk yards and just happen to have some neon green 550 cord (paracord) laying around. even though i’m only hanging a 4 inch pot, the 550 cord is strong enough to hold my 20 inch terracotta pot with my mini palm in it.