Macrame Plant Hanger
When you have finished making your Kokodama from our DIY Kit, now is the time to make your macrame hanger!
1 - Creating the base of your hanger – begin by bundling all your macrame hanger rope together in your palm, we are going to create the base of the hanger, decide how long you would like your tassel, the recommended length is roughly one palm from the end.
2 - Gathering wrap knot – we’re going to wrap the bottom part of the hanger to create our nice tassel piece at the bottom, we have to do what’s called a gathering wrap knot.
STEP 1-Fold over the end of the cord you are going to wrap with. Make sure the folded section is approx 5cm longer than the length of the finish wrap.
STEP 2 Bundle together the cords you want to be wrapped. Now get the cord from step 1 placing it on the bundle of cords with the loop facing down and the shorter end at the top sticking out. Note It is important that the shorter end sticks out on the top.
STEP 3 Now take the wrapping cord and start to wrap tightly around making sure you do not wrap around the short end.
STEP 4 Keep wrapping to your desired length. Do not wrap over the loop. You need to wrap a minimum 5 times or your wrap will not hold.
STEP 5 Thread the end of the cord through the loop.
STEP 6 Use one hand to hold the bottom of the wrap and take your
other hand to pull the shorter cord at the top.
This will pull the loop and create a knot
under the wrap. Try and position the knot halfway on the wrap.
STEP 7 Now pull the cord at both ends to secure.
STEP 8 Finish by trimming the ends.
STEP 9 Fray the ends to finish
3 - Creating The Hanger – Use a pot around the same size as your kokodama as a guide for this part, if you don’t have one you can scrunch up some newspaper to around the same size as your finished kokodama ball.
Place your hanger over the pot and use a piece of tape to secure it on the pot. You want it to resemble a cross with 2 pieces of twine on each side.
Begin with tying a knot in each of the 4 sides, we are securing two pieces of rope together to create the base of our hanger,
you can use the top of the pot as a guideline so all your knots are the same height.
We are now going to split each of the 4 sides so that we are creating a webbing to hold our kokodama into place. Tie another knot in each of the 4 sides using the side of the pot as a guide. When you have completed all four sides your hanger will be ready to be removed from the pot and we are ready to finish the top so you can hang it!
4 - Finishing the top loop – ok we we want to be able to hang
this bad boy so we have to create a loop in the top so we can hang it up for display.
Remove the hanger from the pot it’s taped to and gather all the rope to the top, trim the edges to ensure it’s nice and straight at the top.
Loop the cord over to create a nice hole in the top, there isn’t a rule for how big you want it to be, but around a 50c piece is an ideal size.
We are going to recreate that first step with the gathering knot to secure this loop into place, however we are going to continue to loop the twine around the loop, so our hanger has some extra strength
Once you have wrapped the twine around the loop you can finish the gathering knot as before.
Once finished, trim any stray ends and place your kokodama inside ready to hang.
AND YOU’VE DONE IT! WOOHOO!
As always send us a message if you’re having any troubles.
Or check out our Instagram for videos of how to make these if you’re better with a visual queue.