I saw some pretty macrame plant hangers on Etsy and was inspired to try making my own. I was being thrifty though and since I didn’t have any hemp cord and didn’t wanna buy any, I got the idea to make one out of fabric strips instead!
It’s a fun way to destash some fabric (I’ve had this fabric forever and couldn’t figure out what to do with it!) and make something pretty for your yard or porch!
Wanna make one of your own? Here’s how!
Supplies: You’ll need 4 strips of fabric or ribbon (each 1 inch wide by 2 yards long) and a metal ring (I used a keychain ring).
Step 1: Put all of your fabric strips together and fold in half. Stick the middle part through your ring. Then put the ends through the loop and pull tight.
Step 2: Separate your strips so that you have four sets of two strips. Measure 15 inches down from the ring at the top and knot each of the sets together.
Step 3: Take one strip from the first set of strips and one strip from the second set. Measure about 2 1/2 inches down from the knots and knot the two together. Repeat this with the remaining strips (see the photo below on how to do the end strips).
It gets a little tricky when you get to the two end strips (with the arrows). When you tie them together the whole thing becomes circular and doesn’t lay flat anymore.
Step 4: Measure another 2 1/2 inches below the knots and repeat what you did for step 3. When you get to the end strips (with arrows), you’re going to have to flip it over and tie them together so it’s circular.
Step 5: Measure another 2 1/2 inches down below the knots and make one big knot to tie all of the strips together.
You could put a flower pot inside or if you want some more color like I did, try painting some tin cans!