It’s time for another Home Depot Gift Challenge — where a bunch of bloggers buy the same item, and are challenged to put on our creative hats and come up with unique ideas for new and unexpected uses for these everyday purchases. This month is chain. Any chain at all, available readily from the hardware store. I found this gold decorative chain for around $10 for 20 feet. I’m going to show you the easy steps to make your own macramé and chain plant holder. (This post may contain affiliate links. This means, should you end up making a purchase, advertisers give me a small percentage of that sale, at absolutely NO EXTRA COST to you. Click here for full disclosures).
Make your own Macramé and Chain Plant Holder
First, get your macramé cording in order. In a few easy steps you can make your own macramé plant holder to attach to your chain hangers. I’ve created a diagram below, to help you out with the process…
- Start with 4 lengths of micro cording (one for each side of your pot). You want enough cord that when doubled-over, the length will be double the height of your plant pot.
- Create loops (an inch or two in diameter) at the top of your cording, by creating knots in all four lengths of cording. You’ll now have a loop, knot and two lengths of hanging cord, on each set.
- Join the four sets of cording by knotting one stretch of cord to the next, creating a chain. Double-back and knot the last cord to the first cord. (In diagram #3, the length of cord in position 1, will be knotted to the length of cord in position 8).
- Join every other length of cord together, once again as in diagram 4.
- Join all lengths of cord together in a single knot to finish the macramé project. This will form the base of the macramé to sit underneath your pot. (You will join the top loops of micro cording, to your decorative chain).
Take your decorative chain and cut 4 equal lengths. If needed, slightly pry open one loop of chain-link in each length to allow your macramé loop to slip through. Once all your chain is attached, you’re ready to hang your planter!
This decorative chain was so easy to work with. A few snips with tin snips and a slight bend to the natural join on the chain links, allowed everything to fit together perfectly!
It’s almost a too-perfect fit to the cabin. (The family cabin where we are staying during our huge renovation — be sure to follow along on Instagram for the latest!) It might have to stay behind… but, I love my little Christmas Cactus so much!
And, that’s how to make your own Macramé and Chain Plant Holder! What do you think? Do you have a little chain-link macramé in your future? I think this turned out so beautifully, and I’ve honestly never hung a plant before. I think it looks gorgeous beside the window and I may just have to give this one a try again!
Be sure to Pin this for later! I’d love to hear how your project makes out. Do you use hanging planters for your precious greenery? Sorry to say this is the LAST Home Depot gift challenge — make sure you check out all these other amazing chain projects. I can’t wait to give a few of these a try! Thanks for joining us this year, it’s been a blast!