DIY Macrame Plant Hanger with Aged Brass Planter

I’m not sure if you’ve paid much attention but there is a consistent item that you can find in almost every room in our house… A plant. If there’s a window, then there’s a plant!

I wanted to make sure I could add a little greenery to the laundry room and a hanging plants seemed to be the best course of action.

I made two simple hanging macrame plant hangers that were exactly what the space needed. Can you buy your own macrame planters online? absoltulety –but the benefit of making your own is that you can create the exact size, length, color, and look that you need for your space.

For a step by step guide on how to make this hanging planter, please check out the included youtube video.

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Below you can find the supply list (makes 2 hanging planters):

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Christmas DIY – Felt Christmas Trees

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I’m typically team “Decorate after Thanksgiving” but this year seems to be a free for all when it comes to how we celebrate holidays and special occasions. I decided that I wanted to add a little Christmas cheer to our home and committed to doing a project that primarily used items we had leftover from other projects. The only thing I purchased was the felt.

The result were these super cute, minimal, and modern, felt Christmas trees! Although the tutorial for these trees will not be a full step by step guide, I wanted to provide you with the tools and some instruction to make 3 christmas trees. To see the entire step by step process, visit THIS LINK to watch in my instagram highlight.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TREE PATTERN

SUPPLY LIST

  • One – 3/4″x48″ Dowel
  • Scrap 1×3 common pine board (or wood) OR 3 Wooden Craft Circles (I have not personally used the craft circles but they might be a good alternative for those who do not have access to a jigsaw
  • 3 – 1 inch wood screws
  • 6-7 (9″x12″) sheets of felt

TOOLS:

  • Drill with drill bits
  • Jigsaw (optional if using wooden craft cirlces)
  • Glue gun and glue sticks

TO ASSEMBLE

  • Cut your dowel down to three dowels. The lengths should be 10.5″, 11.5″, and 13″.
  • Cut out the patterns and trace the patterns onto the sheets of felt. Cut out the felt pieces using sharp scissors (fabric scissors are best).
  • Using the glue gun, attach the ends of the felt so they come together to make the shape of a tree layer. Each tree should have 3 layers. If you’d like to add a fourth layer just cut out an additional middle layer and attach accordingly.
  • Slide each layer of each tree onto a dowel rod. Make sure you adust each layer until you like how your tree looks. Once you finalize your tree layers, attach the layers to the dowel using the glue gun.
  • To create the base of the tree, cut out a 2.5 inch circle from the 1″x3″ common board (or scrap wood). The easist way to do this is the clamp the wood to a work bench while cutting. If you are using wooden craft circles you can skip this step.
  • To attach the tree base to the dowel, drill a hole through the center of each wooden circle and then drill a screw through each hole. The screw should stick out the opposite end. Using a drill, drill a hole through the center of the bottom of each tree dowel. Screw the bottom of the tree dowel onto the screw in the wooden base.

One Room Challenge: Week 3 Recap and What to Expect for Week 4

This week was a very hands on week in the laundry room. I started off by assembling the Ikea armoire that would eventually become the laundry room cabinet. I also started sketching my “mudroom style” bench design. Later in the week I picked up my supplies from the home improvement store and got to work on my bench.

I’m so happy with how transformed my laundry room already looks. I started organizing some of our items and love the difference it makes having uniform and labeled bottles. It’s amazing what a $10 label maker and amber bottles will do for a space.

The bench that the cabinet sits on was inspired by a mudroom design I saw online. I want my laundry room to have the feel of a mudroom even though it’s not. I used an assortment of pine common boards, project panels, and fiberboard to assemble the bench. I want it to have the look of a butcher block bench for a fraction of the cost.

I believe having a space where we can discretely store clearning supplies and laundry detergent will be a game changer for us. We had a bad habit of leaving items on top of the dyer or just throwing them on the open shelf. Having this cabinet means that things can stay out of sight and allows for everything to have a place.

Here’s what you can expect as I head into week 4:

  • Finish the bench by staining and waxing it as well as attaching the entire structure to the wall
  • Build the fold down drying rack
  • Re attach quarter round moulding

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