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!
Welcome to my first Halloween giveaway! I’m happy to have Lucas Michael back for another giveaway! Last time you saw his dinosaur planters. But did you know he’s making rat planters for Halloween? You know you want one! :)
What can you win? A lime green rat planter from Lucas Michael!
Who can enter? This giveaway is open to those in the US only.
How to enter: Leave a comment and tell us your favorite Halloween memory!
Entries will be accepted until Midnight on Tuesday, October 11th and the winner will be chosen at random and announced soon after!
Check out Lucas Michael’s Etsy Shop for more rats, dinosaurs, and more! From October 1st – 31st, you can use code “GLEEFULHALLOWEEN” for 10% off your order!
I hope everyone had a fun labor day/long weekend! I brought some hula hoops to a barbeque and planned on hoopin’ it up but it ended up being too hot. And today is even hotter! Ack! A couple days ago, it was cold and raining. I’m so confused. We don’t have weather like this in southern California. I’m ready for Fall though. Bring it on ASAP, please! Enough talk about the weather! I’ve been hanging on to some flower pictures and I’m going to dump them here for your viewing pleasure! :)
My pretty hibiscus. Two of my three hibiscus bushes died recently. This one is the survivor. I feel bad for (unintentionally) letting the others die, but this one has always been my favorite so I’m happy it made it.
A dwarf zinnia. I love taking macro photos of flowers btw :)
My plumeria! I was so excited to see flowers on it! I transplanted it about a month ago and I think I hurt it a little by breaking roots so I didn’t think it would make any flowers this year. Surprise! :)
Not a flower but still from the yard! :P She’s been my bff lately! I’ve started taking her to a new walking path and she gets so excited! She knows the sound of my shoes and the sound of my dresser, so when she hears me getting dressed in the morning, she starts doing a little happy dance because she knows she’s going on a walk!
As you’ve probably heard, I really like plants! I’m excited to host another giveaway to share my love of plants with you! Thanks so much to my sponsor, GemSprouts for offering this necklace up for giveaway!
So, what can you win? GemSprouts is offering a tiny living plant necklace of your choice to one lucky winner! The capsules come in several different shapes and colors and there are many different plants for you to choose from!
Who can enter? Unfortunately, due to US Customs laws, these cannot be shipped outside of the country. So this giveaway is only open to those in the US. Sorry! :(
How to enter:
First entry: Visit the GemSprouts Etsy shop and then leave a comment on this post telling me which of the tiny plant necklaces is your favorite.
Want extra entries? Post a separate comment for any of the following:
♥ Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter (include a link to this post & @gleefulthings).
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Entries will be accepted until Midnight on Tuesday, August 30th. The winner will be announced the next day!