Today I am bringing you another glass bowl air plant hanger design where we will be using alternating half hitches to create a neat snug basket at the bottom of a long straight drop.
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DIY Kits and PDF written patterns
These Air Plant holders work best with glass bowls and can be purchased on my shop in a DIY kit with a full written PDF pattern, rope, wooden ring and glass bowl.
Learn how to make this gorgeous Macrame Air Plant, find below a complete list of materials, knots needed, tips, step by step instructions in my free video tutorial and fully written PDF pattern.
It’s all about the DNA spiral twist!
This Glass Bowl Air Plant Hanger design is so appealing to me because I love the DNA spiral (otherwise known in macrame language as the half square knot). This design features a really thick spiral suspended from a wrapped ring, with a honeycomb hexagon shape opening – a real eye catcher.
I have to admit that I kind of accidentally stumbled across this design through experimenting with a few ideas I had in my mind to house a glass bowl in a plant hanger. I was mostly concerned about the glass bowl being in the hanger securely with the forward facing tilt feature. I’ve seen a fair few of pictures on Pinterest and Insta that may look nice for an photoshoot but don’t seem practical or secure enough because of how much open space there is the basket for the glass bowl to drop out if tampered with.
So by doing a few larks head knots to join the back to the front, I came up with this beautiful hexagon shaped opening which is just beautiful. I will share with you step by step how to make this beautiful, unique air plant hanger.
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Unique Air Plant Forward Facing Hanger tutorial
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They are personally one of my favourite designs I created through just having fun experimenting with a custom order.
I was presented with 5 globe shaped coffee glasses and asked to make hangers to display her daughters air plants she so dearly cares for. I was given full creative freedom, my favourite type of custom order.
I came up with so many different ways of displaying the glass bowls in a unique design so they were facing outwards so the air plants can be seen in all their beauty and they can be removed in and out for their weekly pampering (a little soak in some water).
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A little Owl fact to get started that I picked up at the library when they had a bird display event with the most gorgeous Barn Owl;
Owls have excellent hearing with their ears located at the sides of their head behind their eyes and are covered by the feathers on their face. The “Ear Tufts” visible on some species are not actually ears at all, but simply a beautiful display of feathers.
As promised, here is a DIY Macrame Owl Tutorial which is suitable for beginners as it uses all the basic simple knots that we have been covering over the past few weeks in the series of keychain tutorial. If you haven’t seen these yet, check them out in the Macrame tutorials section. They are easy, step by step patterns and quick to complete which is always a great thing for a confidence boost when your first starting out.
Don’t worry about my plaster in the video, its not a macrame injury! I just had a small burn from the kitchen which is healing perfectly! There are many variations you can do to mix up the style and look of your owl. I’d love to hear back from you about what you think of this tutorial and if you would like to build on these skills to do more macrame animal patterns.
1 medium/large wooden ring
Eyes – 2 small wooden rings or keyrings or metal rings
Eyes/Nose – 3 x wooden beads
Perch – Stick/wooden dowl/wooden ring
Body – 8 x 3.5m cotton 3mm cord
Tufts – 3 x 25cm cotton 3mm cord
Optional brush to straighten tassel (Any brush is suitable)
Larks Head Knot
Alternating Square Knots
Double Half Hitch Knot
Cumulative Double Half Hitch Knot
Use firm twisted cord if possible as it will help the wings to stay firm in position, otherwise cord can be sprayed with a fabric stiffener.
Remove slack when you tighten your square knots so it looks neat and uniform, especially for the alternating square knots.
Double half hitch tightly and as closely together by pushing them up with you fingers, that way you won’t have any gaps.
Spray or dab water on the tassel after unravelling and oat flat and straight to get an extra straight brush. Give you tassel a pamper and you’ll get great results!
Full Video tutorial – How to make a DIY Macrame Owl
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Don’t tighten up your square knots too quickly otherwise the middle cords will bunch up and you might think you have knotted incorrectly. Take your time and pull gently upwards to reduce the friction which causes bunching!
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