Everyone, meet Grant the Plant. He's the latest addition to our ever-growing collection of green. He came to our home by way of one of Heather's work buddies, and he's a spider plant. When Heather brought him home last week, I did a little internet research to determine what kind of care he needed. Fun fact: Spider plants are a hallucinogenic to cats if ingested! Also a fun fact: our cat Donut loves eating plants. With that in mind, Grant needed to be air-borne.
I made this hanging plant by using:
- A lightweight plastic planter
- Clothesline rope
- A ceiling hook
First, I tied the rope around the largest part of the pot, nice and snug. I double-knotted all the knots for this hanging project.
Next, I cut the rope coming from the first knot about four feet from the knot (the length needed for the plant to hang from the ceiling, plus a little extra for braiding and knot-tying). I cut two other lengths of rope, also four feet, and knotted them to the original circle.
I then gathered the three ropes together, and knotted them together. Then I braided the three ropes together.
At the end of the braid, I looped one of the ropes, then knotted them all together. Done and ready to hang!
The good thing about Grant is he doesn't need too much light, so hopefully this spot near the window will keep him happy. Plus it will keep the cat from tripping, so that's a bonus.
P.S. See this trick on how to quickly decorate your planters using rubber bands.