Around the house I’m all about practical solutions. I know I’ve said this before, but while aesthetics are obviously important, I’m not one to set something up if it doesn’t serve a purpose. This ladder shelf for example actually gets the shoes up off the floor by the entrance and well, just happens to look pretty cool at the same time too.
Last week I shared photos of the workbench bar that we just finished setting up in the apartment and today, I wanted to show you how to make these macrame hangers as they are super easy and really practical – you can use them for so many different things and they get stuff off the surfaces freeing up space.
I wanted to have course brown sugar for mojitos, straws, muddlers and long spoons on the bar but hanging them just seemed like an even better idea!
- fairly thick twine
- a pair of scissors
- a glue gun
1. Measure out 4 x 1.5m long strips of twine and 2 x 40cm strips. Fold the four 1.5m strips in half and group together.
2. Form the top into a loop and use one 40cm strip of twine to secure the loop. Tie a knot, wrap the longer length of the 40cm strand around all 8 strands a couple of times and tie another knot. Use the glue gun to secure the knot and cut off loose ends when the glue dries.
3. Separate the 8 strands coming down from the loop into twos. Tie knots about 10-15 cm down in each of the groups of two strands. You should have 4 knots all about the same distance down from the loop.
4. Take the right strand from each set of two and the left one from each set and tie them into a knot another 10-15cm down from the last knot. You’ll have two single strands left.
6. Use the last 40cm piece of twine to tie all of the strands together about 10cm down from the last set of knots.
7. Once again, wrap the longer length of the 40cm strand around all 8 strands a couple of times and tie another knot just like the one below the loop. Use the glue gun to secure the knot and cut off loose ends when the glue dries.
8. Cut off hanging ends and you’re all done! Your finished result should look like image 8 below.
It’s really easy to slip jars, bottles and pots in and out of the macrame hangers so they are actually really practical.
The fresh mint in the mason jars on the left is only there for parties so people can grab a bunch and make their own mojito but normally I use them to hold more straws and coffee capsules.
I think I might make a colourful set for the kitchen window with herbs in… so many ideas!
Have a great week and thanks for stopping by! xS