Let me start off by saying I am a hippie at heart.
I remember in middle school the only reason why I wanted to take art class was because the teacher at South Junior High was known for doing fabulous macrame and I just had to learn. I wish I would have saved everything I made back in the day but alas I never thought I would use it again until…..I walked into West Elm (one of my favorite places to shop) and there it was hanging in the window in all it’s glory, MACRAME.
I couldn’t believe my eyes. I had a $100 gift card (a birthday present from my lovely friends) and that was exactly what I was going to buy with it. Unfortunetly the store clerk told me they were just a display and not for sale. So I bought the cute gold diamond mirror instead.
The more I thought about it, the more I had to have it. So I went to the store and bought Jute and other types of string and tried to remember as much as possible from my middle school teacher. This is what I came up with.
Lets start with the supplies that you will need for this project.
The cost of this entire project was under $10 and took me about an hour to create.
The white pots are from Ikea and were under $2. The Aloe Vera and cactus were also from Ikea.
First you will need Jute or twine.
Second you will need a ring (from Target) or copper tube in the plumbing aisle at Home Depot.
These will hold the jute or twine together at the top of the plant holder like this.
Next I cut the jute or twine into 8-10 strands(depending on how long you want the plant holder) and then I made sure they were all about the same length. Mine were about 6 ft. long each. I folded the jute in half and pulled it through the ring and secured the jute to the ring.
I then started knotting them in pairs and kept working my way down with the knots until there was enough jute left to tie a knot and leave a little tassel at the bottom of the plant hanger.
It was so easy!
My children even enjoyed helping me tie the knots.
I carefully placed the plant in my macrame holder.
Now all you need to do is find the perfect place in your house to hang your new handmade macrame plant holder.
Healthy house plants are a must in my house.
Growing up, we always had a Aloe Vera plant in our home.
Not only is it great looking as you can see from the picture above but it can be used for any type of burn including sunburns, oven burns and much more.
It is a very easy plant to grow. It helps clear Benzene which can be a byproduct of chemical-based cleaners and paints. The gel inside can help clean cuts and burns.
Boston Ferns are known for removing air pollutants and adding humidity to indoor environment’s.
This plant can filter out formaldehyde found in some household cleaning products.
This plant tops NASA’s list for removing all three of the most common VOC’s Formaldehyde, Benzene and trichloroethylene. ( The Peace Lily is my next purchase)
Plants can help remove potent chemicals and leave your air indoors super clean.
What healthy plants do you have in your house?