UO DIY: Plant Hanger
During our outdoor potted plant DIY at our Malibu store, we had one of our talented associates give us her (easy) step-by-step guide on how to make our very own plant hangers. Read on for full instructions, then go make your own! (And we promise, even if you don't have a single Martha Stewart bone in your body, you'll be able to make this.)
Spool of cord (something durable, can be found in jewelry aisle of craft stores)
Small potted plant
1) Cut 4 lengths of cord, about 10 inches longer than you want the planter to be when finished.
2) Fold the 4 cords in half at their midpoint. Slide the key ring up to the midpoint and tie a knot to keep it in place.
3) Separate the 8 cords into groups of two. About 8 inches down from the key ring, you are going to tie a basic square knot with the first two cords.
4) To tie the square knot, loop the two cords over each other, as if you're about to tie your shoelaces. Then loop the cords around each other a second time, leading with the opposite cord you started with.
5) Follow this step for the remaining groups of 2 cords. You should be left with 4 knotted strands.
6) Grab a friend to hold your plant hanger up, or hook the key ring to something. Take the right cord from the first set, and the left cord from the second set about 10 inches down from the knots you've already tied. Tie another square knot.
7) Repeat this with the right cord from the 2nd set, and the left cord from the 3rd set. Continue with the remaining cords.
8) Gather all the cords together and tie in a big knot.
9) Fit your potted plant inside the hanger and enjoy!