This intricate hanging macramé planter will look great both inside and outside your home. Whilst it might look difficult to create, it isn't as tricky as you might first have thought. In this project, craft designer Sophie Tarrant shows you how to create an ombré effect macramé planter using Rust-Oleum paints.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • Rust-Oleum Matt Finish Surface Primer Spray Paint
  • Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Garden Furniture Paint
  • Rust-Oleum Metallic Spray Paint
  • Rust-Oleum Crystal Clear Protective Coat Spray
  • Plant pot
  • Twine


     

    1. PREPARE IT

    Wipe your plant pot all over with a clean dry cloth to make sure it doesn't have any dust on it, then lay it on a protected surface. Spray with two thin layers of Rust-Oleum Surface Primer, allowing to dry in-between.

     

    2. SPRAY IT

    Carefully apply two thin layers of Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Garden Furniture Paint all over the pot, allowing it to dry in-between each coat. With the plant pot stood upright, carefully colour the top of it with Rust-Oleum Metallic Spray Paint, applying it in quick light sprays to create an ombré effect. Once dry, apply two coats of Rust-Oleum Crystal Clear Protective Coat Spray all over the outside of the pot.

     

    3. CREATE YOUR MACRAME HANGER

    Use lengths of cotton twine to create your macramé hanger. Cut eight 6m lengths of twine, then double them over to create 16 3m lengths with a loop at the top. Thread the loop through a metal ring, then back through itself, to create a larks head knot. Hang the loop from a door handle or a hook to make the macramé process easier.

     

    Separate the 16 lengths of twine into four sets of four, and begin to knot each set together however you like – we used a spiral knot. 

     

    Once you've worked on each set for around 25cm, stop, leave the next 15cm free, then tie one big regular knot in each set to secure them.