We all love plants, but keeping them alive is sometimes really hard. But no more: I’ve discovered the beauty and easy care of air plants. Just a good soaking every couple of weeks and no soil? Now, this is a plant I can invest in.
Normally, I keep my air plants in a gold holder on a wall, but with fall approaching, I wanted to create a new place for them. Follow along to see how I turned a fake pumpkin into a hanging pumpkin plant holder using cotton cord to create macrame netting.
This DIY took less than 30 minutes, and the result makes a great housewarming present for the fall holiday season.
Pair up the strings and tie a knot about 2 inches from the main knot. You now should have four knots and four groupings of strings.
Separate the grouping of strings and tie a knot with the two strands that are next to each other but in different groups. Tie these knots about 2 inches above the first row of knots.
Complete this macrame plant holder with one last row of knots. This will create a basket-like shape for the pumpkin to rest inside.
Place the pumpkin inside the macrame holder, and position the air plant inside.
A few notes
If I were make this pumpkin plant hanger again, I would paint the inside of the pumpkin orange or black to hide the hole. The white draws too much attention to itself between the orange pumpkin and green of the air plant.
To best show off your macrame work, put up a hook that will bring your planter away from the wall, or hang a hook from the ceiling. Alternatively, hang your planter from a curtain rod.