DIY contemporary indoor garden

Posted By Gudy / August 28, 2013 / 15 Comments

Dear eclectic trends readers, it’s Mette from monsterscircus.

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I hope you all enjoying your summer still. Indoor garden is a trend that’s hard to ignore, so today I’m going to share a DIY on how to make a contemporary hanging garden. The macramé is a great way to make hanging plants but with this project you don’t have to be an experienced crafter – So let’s jump right into a triple trend project.

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You’ll need the following:

Plants, flower pots, copper tube, coated steel wire, 8 ferrules per hanging plant (remember to select the correct ferrule size for the wire diameter), pincers.

Step 1. Cut 2 pieces equal lengths of wire, I made my ones 50 cm long, but cut them longer if you’re planning a long drop.

Step 2. Find the middle of each pieces of wire and bend it. Pass the wire ends through a ferrule and place it about 5 cm from the top so you’ll now have a loop.

Step 3. Crimp the ferrule with your pincer. Repeat with the other wire piece and so now you have 2 sections of wire.

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Step 4. Gather the 2 wire sections by crimping a ferrule on one from each section of wire.

Step 5. Repeat with the other wire so both of the two sections of wire is now joined.

Step 6. About the same distance from the last two ferrules you’re going to join the wire sections as pictured.

Step 7. Gather 2 more wires from each section and slide 1 more ferrule on each section.

Step 8. Now you going to make the resting base for your flower pot with the ferrules.

Step 9. Repeat so all ends are closed and secured.

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Step 10. Repeat until you have 3 identical plant holder.

Step 11. Cut a long piece of wire, I made mine 2 meters long. Pass each wire end through a ferrule and return to the other side to form an eye leaving a short dead end. Pass your wire through the copper tube.

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Place 2 hooks in your ceiling and that’s it!

As you can see it reminds of the macramé but this one is a lot easier and gives a completely different look.

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Gudy is always first with the new and noteworthy so of course I had to make a trendy project – Both the “macramé look”, the copper and hanging plants are pretty hyped at the moment so I tried to combine it in a new and modern solution.

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I hope you would be willing to try this one out, it’s both fun and an easy project, and it’s suitable for both your kitchen (imagine this with heaps of herbs). Or maybe hang it above you dining table and if you want a cozy look just add some string lights.

Thank you so much for having me here today Gudy, it’s really a great pleasure for me and a thanks to you the eclectic trends readers for joining me today, have a wonderful day!

Best Mette

PD: Please take a look her at Mette’s last month project and see how to do a wire lamp shade. I promise it’s as amazing as this one!

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15 Comments

  • August 29, 2013 at 8:16 am

    This is just great! Just to be frank, I am not a DIY person but this is something I must do. I had hanging plants in our previous apartment, but I feel like they wouldn’t look as nice in the new one. But this DIY would be just perfect and I could even adjust it to the huge height of our ceiling. I will have to find the right spot, even though I love the idea of putting it on top of the dining table. Thank you Gudy for hosting Mette (I will certainly have a look at her DIY … who knows I might change my point of view on DIY ;-) Have a great day ladies xx

    • August 29, 2013 at 10:17 pm

      Hi Ilaria.
      Yes that’s sounds like a great idea – Wow I would love to live with high ceilings and I would definitely love to see your hanging plants. Don’t worry Ilaria this is very easy so soon your new apartment will be bejeweled with lovely hanging plants:-) Thank you so much for your comment and enjoy the evening:-)

  • August 29, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Creative and perfect, as always!

    • August 29, 2013 at 10:18 pm

      HI Katarina.
      Oh so kind as always Katarina – Tack och ha en härlig kväll :-)

  • August 29, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    Oh Mette this is brilliant! I love it and I do wonder how you can have so much creativity going on inside you – really amazing! Mel x

    • August 29, 2013 at 10:24 pm

      Hi Mel.
      Thank you very much for your sweet words – I’m so glad you like the idea! Hope you’re having a beautiful day!

  • August 29, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    Such a super easy DIY! This would be so cool as a curtain in my greenhouse, with different rows of pots… hmmm new ideas! Thanks for sharing, Mette!

    • August 29, 2013 at 10:29 pm

      Hi Judith.
      Exactly it’s SO easy. Wow now that’s a GREAT idea Judith! Thank for sharing your tip, now I really need a greenhouse. Have a lovely evening:-)

  • August 30, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Simple and stylish! Great work, Mette !!!

    • September 1, 2013 at 4:01 pm

      Hi Kreetta.
      Thank you very much! It was so much fun to create a hanging garden with wire :-) Have a lovely day!

  • August 30, 2013 at 11:22 am

    Loved this so much, we’ve included it in our linky love weekly roundup ‘Friday Finds’ :) https://ao.com/blog/loving-this-week-13

    xxx

    • September 1, 2013 at 4:03 pm

      Hi Kimberly.
      Thank you so much for sharing! It’s really some wonderful finds you’re sharing, so thank you for indcluding the plant project:-) Great blog btw! Have a beautiful day

  • September 3, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Another wonderful (and easy!!) gardening DIY, Mette! Your hanging project ideas always fascinate me :D

  • September 3, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    LOVE the idea!
    where is the handing ape/monkey from?

  • Dani H
    March 24, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    I missed this project the first time around ~ love it! I don’t have a window in my kitchen but I love this idea for on the balcony. Thanks for your inspiration and creativity, Mette!

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