DIY Floating Garden
Are you looking to spruce up a sunroom? Redecorate a porch, or add some flare around the house? We’ve got a great, simple way to revamp your dull space. Hanging gardens and macramé are back. These DIY, beaded plant hangers are a great activity to get you inspired to redecorate. Listed are seven easy steps to channel your inner retro side.
- Natural twine
- Beads of your choice (15 for each plant hanger)
- Craft paint for wooden beads (optional)
1. Cut 5 lengths of twine about 2 ½ yards long. Make them slightly longer then you want your hanger. That way you can trim excess off the end.
2. Fold all 5 pieces of twine in half and tie a knot in the middle. This knot will be the loop to hang the plant from.
3. About 2/3rds down the length of the twine, thread 5 beads onto the pairs of twine.
4. Knot the twine just below each of the 5 beads.
5. Next, you are going to make new pairs of twine. Pair one piece of twine with another piece of twine from two knots over. As stated above, thread 5 beads and knot the twine under the bead. Two beads should lay woven behind three beads. Depending on your pot size, you may need to leave a smaller or bigger gap. We used 2-3 inches.
6. Repeat step number five creating new pairs by joining one piece of twine from knot two knots over. Make sure this row weaves opposite to the above row. The pictures will help guide you on the weaving process. Two beads should lie in front and three should lie behind.
7. Lastly, tie all the twine together to create a knot to support the bottom of the pot.
You’re finished! Suspend them at different lengths with different colors and your floating garden is a success!