Urban Jungle Bloggers – Hanging Planters

March 5, 2015

urban jungle bloggers hanging planters adorablestUrban Jungle Bloggers is a monthly series hosted by Igor from Happy Interior Blog and Judith from joelix.com 

I’ve recently joined the green and growing community and this is my first post with this months theme being Hanging Planters.

hama melt beads hanging planter geometricI made this a few months back, using hama (melt) beads in a peyote stitch. I’d never made anything like it before and it actually wasn’t as daunting as I first thought. I used this great tutorial from Silverhill Design. It has a simple, yet excellent video to help you understand.

hama melt beads hanging planterClear nylon was used for the bead threading and I used pink cotton cord for the ‘hanger’ part. I used a needle to wiggle my way up through the beads on either side with pink cord. Just don’t use one too thick or it won’t be a smooth ride! The glass tumbler I used inside is tubular –  it does not taper like a drinking glass.  This helps keep the stitching neat.

diy weave hama beads hanging planterThe succulent is Crassula ovata, or lucky jade plant. I was the lucky one, finding this broken stem which I will soon pot up.

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4 Comments

  • Reply Green Obsessions March 5, 2015 at 3:45 am

    Oh I love that planter. does the plant sit in another pot? It’s very unique. Never seen anything like that before.

    • Reply Adorablest March 5, 2015 at 3:48 pm

      I wrapped the woven beads around and luckily it holds the glass quite snug (so it won’t fall out) but the strings underneath give a bit of support too. The water doesn’t drain, but you could sit a little pot separately in there and take it out when it needs water, so it won’t rot 🙂

  • Reply Igor March 9, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    How funky is this DIY idea?? Fantastic and thank you for sharing it with us Urban Jungle Bloggers!

    • Reply Adorablest March 10, 2015 at 9:26 am

      Thank You Igor. Looking forward to the next instalment of UJB 🙂

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