Awesome Ikea Hack of the Week: A faux-macrame plant hanger

The windows of pretty much every yoga studio and trendy clothes shop in TO are full of macrame now as our city attempts to revive the moustachioed days of the 1970s. Bring some of that bellbottoms and disco-era magic into your home with this crazy cheap and cool-looking plant hanger that looks like macrame, but isn’t.

  1. The parts. You’ll need

  • Heat trivets, 3-pack – $4.99
  • plant pot, such as Oradd – $0.99
  • wool yarn, try this kind – $11.00
  • trapillo jersey yarn, try this kind – $5.00
  • large wooden beads, like these – $10.00
  • scalpel or knife
  • screw driver
  1. Do it.

Keep in mind that you should make this bad boy into your own design. Basically, you’re going to cut out the trivets into disks, and circles without centres. Cut them carefully with the scalpel or knife. Then, use the screwdriver to make holes in the trivets and pieces so that they’ll sit horizontally like shelves for the plant pot at your desired locations on the plant hanger.

Use the yarn and wooden beads to suspend and decorate the plant hanger. Then just place the plant pot where you want it, and hang the whole do-hickey from your ceiling.


Source: Be Frenchie

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Born on the Prairies, Erin Cardone grew up knowing there was more to life than canola fields and AAA Alberta Angus. So she escaped, living in Europe and Australia, white-knuckling it through plates of calf brains and raw horse meat, and learning languages she can't remember anymore. After a stint as a jaded, skeptical journalist, she changed tack and began writing rather awesome blogs and showing businesses that advertising is dead, so long live social media, with her businesses Legendary Social Media. She now splits her time between various Canadian cities, Costa Rica and wherever else the wind blows.

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