Day 3 of 31 - Get Knotted!
Keeping in mind that the only sun that gets into our house, at the moment, is a brief glimmer first thing in the morning, there is limited space for growing anything on the windowsills, unless... I hang the pots in the window so they catch every available ray!
Having sourced an excellent online guide to help me refresh my memory of knotting string, something we did a great deal of up until the late 90s, when I was still making hay nets from baling twine, I set about making myself a macramé pot hanger. Trouble was, I didn't have any string, so I had to use wool.
|Remember the plastic lid I saved from the can of cream?|
|Money Plant (Jade Plant) cutting|
I have made 2 of the embroidery thread macramé pot hangers so far but am planning on making a kaleidoscope of colours to hang in the windows - with the embroidery threads, I can colour co-ordinate to match or contrast the décor and decorate the pots accordingly.
The tutorial on the Tuts+ website, which is what I used, is very simple to follow - all you need are the items shown in my first photograph. Even at that, you could simply use a piece of board and a bulldog clip or clothes pegs to hold the string in place while you work.
Have fun making mini macramé pot holders - if my ducks ever start laying again, I shall replace the pots in mine with egg shells for my seedlings.
Guess I'd best go make supper now - frugal chicken fajitas, anyone?