Along with my love for interior decor is a love for bohemian accents, whether it’s a funky art piece, great throw pillow, or macrame wall hanging.
A few weeks ago, I got to take a little DIY macrame plant hanger course through the community where I live. The Village Dallas, a great apartment community in the heart of Dallas, has created social clubs where you can participate in fun activities based on your interests- crafting, music, sports, etc.
This time the event was a workshop at Jade & Clover, a trendy boutique in Deep Ellum.
I had always wanted to have macrame plant hangers, but the ones I’ve found at my favorite shops, like this one from West Elm, are usually quite expensive. So when the opportunity to make one presented itself, I jumped on board.
The greatest thing about a class like this is that you can take what you learned and apply it in the future.
Jade & Clover
This hip boutique features some great plants, decor, accessories, clothing, and my favorite: DIY terrariums. With a very modern and boho vibe, you’ll find the latest trends here.
When making your DIY terrarium, they’ve got plenty of options for you. Whether it’s black sand, white rocks, or sparkles, you have so many options to choose from. And want a dinosaur in your terrarium? Sure, they’ve got that too!
We were able to make our terrariums with a bit of instruction from the kind Jade & Clover staff. Follow the steps below if you want to try your hand at creating a terrarium!
1. The first step is choosing your plants. Since the terrariums aren’t that big, you can fit one big one or a few small ones in them.
2. Next, you’ll want to fill your terrarium with sand. Choose whatever colors your heart desires!
3. Add your plants! You’ll have to shake off the soil they’re sitting in. Be firm, but gentle.
4. The next step is adding your embellishments. Sparkles, rocks, etc.
5. Want to add a bit of fun? Choose a dinosaur to live in the little environment you’ve created 🙂
DIY macrame plant hanger
Next we created the macrame hangers, which was the more difficult portion of the workshop.
I’ve tried to write out the steps below, hopefully they make some sense! Click on the photos for close ups of the steps.
- You’ll need 16 strands to work with, each about a yard long. You do this by folding eight 2 yard long strands in half.
- Tie off the strands at the top so that they are all securely bunched together.
- Separate them into four groups of four strands.
- Zooming in on just one clump of four, you’re going to create a square knot. That is created by taking a strand on the end, crossing it over the middle two, and under the last one.
- Now use the last one to go under the first one, behind the other two, and into the hole, creating a knot.
- Repeat these steps over and over until you have the length you desire.
- Repeat that for each of the four clumps.
- Note that you should start about a finger’s length away from the initial tie you created, and all should be the same distance away from the branching point.
Once you get the square knot down, you can easily create your hanger.
From the step where we left off, you’ll start inter-mixing the four groups by taking two from each and combining it with two from it’s direct neighbor.
When you’re done, you can knot it off at the bottom!
I realize these are not the most detailed or thorough instructions, but you can watch this Youtube video if you need more information!
Anyway, once it’s complete, go ahead and hang your terrarium inside. Voila! You’re done!