A DIY project? What?
For the last few years, this space has been more of a home to tell stories. Kind of like my journal left open on the living room coffee table for anyone to read. I hate when I do that.
This is a space to share all parts of my life and I haven't been doing the best at sharing a part that actually takes so much of me. My creative side.
Sometimes I feel pulled in a million directions because I have so many hobbies and passions. I truly never lack for something to do. I'm more of the person who has to carve out time to relax.
I'm going to play around with sharing more areas of my life here.
DIY and creative projects are actually a huge part of what I spend my time doing. It brings me a lot of joy. Not only with creative my wood art pieces but creating things throughout my home.
Most of the things in my house are bought used or I've made. I love vintage, antique, thrifting and I especially love buying old and adding my personal touch to make them feel like me.
My style is eclectic to say the least. I don't really define it as this or that but rather a hodgepodge of styles blended into one.
Of thing, I've been drooling over for awhile now are all the plant hangers that have come back into trend over the last few years. And true to my "thrifty" nature, I knew I could just make one. Or two. Or several for my home.
These are so easy and fun to make.
I thought you might want to know how to as well. It's really easy. I mean, really easy.
DIY Rope Plant Hanger
Here is what you'll need:
Rope of whatever width you like (thinner is easier for me to use)
A medium round metal loop
1) I didn't like the stark what look and had already purchased the rope. It was an impulse by and I didn't think of what to dye it with until I got home. I also didn't want to dye it with anything toxic as I'm trying to phase that out of my life. So, coffee it was!
2) Boil a pot of what on the stove. I used a soup pot. Fill it with water and a bit of white vinegar (helps set the "stain"). Once it is boiling, turn the water off and put your rope in the pot. I let it sit in the hot water for about thirty minutes. Check on it periodically. There is really no science behind it. Just let it sit until it's the color you are shooting for. Obviously, if you want it darker, leave it in longer.
3) Remove the rope and lay out to dry. I'm lucky to have a clothesline and seventy-degree weather a lot of the year so mine dried relatively fast. It may take up to twenty-four hours depending on where you live and the current elements.
4) Cut your rope into EIGHT equal lengths. Bunch all up and feed through metal loop. Take a large cut of twine and wrap it around the top portion a bunch of times and then tie it in the back. You can easily hide the knot.
5) Hang loop on a hook or nail in the wall or really anything, It just has to be high enough so you can work.
Take TWO pieces of rope and about 4-6 inches down (depending on your desired length of plant hanger) begin tying them off in knots. See below. When done, you should have four sections. You can get fancy here. I looped one string of rope around the other to add interest. The world is your oyster!
6) About a foot down or so down, make another set of knots and then tie off by bringing ALL the ends together and making one giant knot.
7) Place your potted plant in the center and you are done. It's really that easy. And all in all, about $10 bucks to make.