This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Plaid. All opinions are 100% my own! Follow this unique Leather Macrame Hanging Succulent Planter Tutorial to bring stylish natural elements into your home. Customize this Succulent Planter to fit any decor style!
We’ve all seen the funny memes about how much women love Target, and there is a clear reason why these exist. Women LOVE Target. Target puts out some of the cutest items at affordable prices, plus they have officially joined the DIY wagon with their adorable craft aisle! Today I’m sharing this Leather Macrame Hanging Succulent Planter Tutorial using an unfinished wooden crate from the craft aisle along with the Delta Ceramcoat® Acrylic Paint.
You can know find Delta Ceramcoat® Acrylic Paint in 22 colors and six new Flash Metallic colors at Target stores in the craft aisle or at Target.com. It’s definitely one of my favorite acrylic paints to use with unfinished wooden surfaces. It has a very rich and creamy formula that dries to a matte finish providing excellent coverage which makes it great for base coating, stenciling and decorative painting. And with the paint made in the USA it’s a win win!
This project was inspired by these adorable little succulents I found walking through Target, and when I saw the crates I knew I could hang them from the handle. That combined with my desire for learning macrame, this project practically made itself! Let’s get started on making you some now!
- Delta Ceramcoat® Acrylic Paint in White (or color of your choice)
- Unfinished Crate available in stores or on Target.com
- Paint Brush
- Deerskin Lace (leather stands)
- Mini Succulent
Leather Macrame Hanging Succulent Planter Tutorial
**Please note that the following tutorial is for the succulents I found at Target with about a 2.5″ diameter. If you use a different size container you will need to adjust the location of your knots, but the same process can still be followed.
Paint Wooden Crates
Begin by painting your unfinished crates. To prepare the surface you will want to run a piece of sandpaper over the wood to smooth out any splintering and apply 2-3 coats (or you can apply a sealer first for smoother coverage). Once that is dry, paint your crate using the Delta Ceramcoat® Acrylic Paint in White.
After the paint has dried it’s time to start making the hanger. Begin by cutting 2 45″ strands of the Deerskin Lace (leather strands). Hold the strands at the center, and then insert the center of both strands through the top of the handle. Next take the ends of your strand and put them through the loop (now underneath the handle) and pull it through. This is how the strands will stay in place.
You should be left with a knot under the handle (see the picture below).
There are now 4 strands hanging down. Take two strands that are right next to each other and tie them in a knot about 5 inches down from where the strands start. The official name for the knot I used is a two strand overhand bend knot. Repeat with the other two strands.
Now take one strand from each of the pairs and do the same knot about 2 inches down. Repeat with the two remaining strands.
Take all 4 strands about 2 inches down from the previous knots and repeat the same knot with all 4 strands (this is the bottom where the succulent will sit.
Insert the succulent into the hanger and adjust the knots as necessary by simply loosening the knots and slide them where needed.
Trim any excess strands from the bottom.
Display on a tabletop or add a sawtooth hanger to the back and mount to a wall.
Delta Ceramcoat is also available in a Flash Metallics formula, which has a metallic glossy finish and comes in 6 colors.
Leather Macrame Succulent Planter Tutorial
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