Macrame comes from oriental usage and means weaving. Already in the 70s this knotting technique boomed. Macrame objects such as pillows, tapestries, hanging baskets, bags, even macrame curtains, were painstakingly made by hand. Macrame was indispensable in any living room. And today is knotted again, because macrame celebrates its big comeback! Thus, decorations made of macrame bring a little vintage flair in our home. I'll show you a simple DIY macrame guide for the new home of your flowers and plants.
DIY flower pot with macrame instructions
At the moment, flower mulemas are especially popular with all plant lovers. Whether vintage, nordic or modern furnishing style – with these self-made hanging baskets you set individual accents in your home. Granted, some macrame work may look a bit complicated and laborious. But there are also simple variations for less experienced hands. For example, you can achieve wonderful results with basic knots that are very easy to make.
Material for our macrame instructions
- Jute cord in nature and blue
- Wood rings / curtain rings
- white pitcher
And this is how it's done:
1. Use the pair of scissors to cut eight equally long strings from the jute cord. Depending on how big your macrame flowerpot is to be, you need between four and five feet long threads.
2. Now you put the cords together in half and fasten them with the help of a loop on a wooden ring. For example, you can use a standard curtain ring as a hanging device for your hanging basket.
3. Now attach the ring to a bracket. This can be, for example, a door or window handle. I have a nail attached to an old wooden plate on which I can hang my macrame work. Works great too.
4. Now you start to knot. First divide the threads in two halves so that you get 8 threads each. Now you make a loop to the left with the outer work thread. Then, as shown in the picture, pull the thread through this loop. We thus receive the so-called half blow.
5. After you have tied this basic knot about six centimeters on both sides, take all the threads together and tie the half blow again. You can vary the number of nodes as you wish. As you like it best.
6. Now tie all threads together with one knot. Lastly, trim the strings with scissors as desired. Now our macrame flower basket is ready for planting.
Macrame flower basket with colored accents
For all those who like it a little bit colorful, I have another knotting variant. In this macrame flower basket I've ever wrapped four jute cords with the so-called winding knot. For this I used blue jute cord. You form with the blue cord down a loop. Now you wrap the cord around the loop as well as the cords and thread the end of the thread through the bottom loop. Then you pull on the upper thread until the lower loop is no longer visible. Now that the knot has disappeared in the middle of the wound, you can cut off the thread that is still visible. Of course, instead of the blue jute cord, you can also weave colorful wooden beads. Whether colorful, playful or minimalist – there are many ways to create a macrame flower basket. Your creativity knows no bounds here.
Collection Magical Mykonos
You feel like sun, beach and sea? Then make a little trip to Greece with me and pick you up with the new one collection Magical mykonos from DEPOT ocean feeling to your home. Various deco accessories in bright blue combined with brilliant white conjure up the colors of the sea in your home. So you can dream away from the sea, sun, beach and vacation.
From the summer collection Magical mykonos The two planters come in two sizes (bulbous and oblong) for my homemade flower baskets. Inspired by the Greek style, these terracotta jugs bring the magic of Mykonos into your home.
Actually, it is Dinner plate, but even as a wall decoration, the handmade clay plates are just great. Glue on the back of the plate, an adhesive hook or adhesive pad and you conjure a summery fresh wall decoration with a Greek flair.
As a throw for my daybed that serves Beach towel Mykonos in the typical colors of Greece. Cuddly pillows can not be missing in any case so that really holiday feeling comes up. Color matching the rest of the decoration you will find in the collection Magical mykonos all Pillows in the Mykonos look.
Surrounded by all the wonderful decoration, I lie down a little on my cozy day bed and dream of the Greek sun, the blue sea and the white beach. I wish you good luck with your macrame flower basket and of course have fun decorating.
All the best and see you next time,
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