URBAN JUNGLE BLOGGERS FEBRUARY – HANGING PLANTERS

handmade hanging plantersHappy rainy thursday to you, I have been staying dry in our indoor jungle. The bedroom is gradually getting taken over, and to get some of the greenery off the floor I have made some hanging planters – just in time for this months Urban Jungle Bloggers post. I am so happy to be a part of Igor and Judith’s green online community, it’s one of the things I look forward to taking part in most each month, do you take part too?

handmade recycled lace hanging plantersI used up lots of lace and fabric scraps from my sewing basket to create these three little hangers for a spiky cactus, forget me nots and this stunning coral pink coloured primula, so much joy from my first potted spring flower purchases! handmade hanging plantersDoily plant hangerThis hanger is simply two doilies stitched together on my old faithful machine, with some string straps. For easy portability (you know how I love to move things) I hung up all my plants on these amazing and versatile Pattern Hooks – my most used and successful buy ever from the lovely Merchant and MillsTabby cathandmade hanging plantersThis little hanger on the left is made from an antique baby bonnet, I have held on to it for years not knowing what to do with it, a few stitches and strings later – and I get to wake up to it’s lacy goodness every morning with a pot of tiny blue Forget Me Nots poking out of the top.Macrame plant hangerThe string macrame hanger was my first attempt and way easier to make then I imagined, I used this easy tutorial  for Molly Makes. I think I will knot a few more together for my other vines and ivies. This DIY looks pretty too – if you can master the ‘Josephine knot’!!handmade lace hanging plantershandmade hanging plantersCoral floralThe blue hanger was whipped up from some woven fabric scraps stitched into a cylinder with a fun embroidery stitch on my sewing machine. Then I hand stitched a vintage doily over the open base – (I pinned it all together over a solid jar first so it didn’t slip about). The straps for this one are just plaited lengths of jute string, that are then tied in a big knot at the top.handmade hanging plantersI can’t wait to add more to my little hanging indoor jungle. Before I get back to stitching (there are some Liberty fabric cushions on the way), heres another snap of Marlo below, enjoying some thinking time in amongst the greenery, watching the rain and birds out in the big garden. xTabby cat

21 Comments
  • katyatapartmentapothecary
    February 26, 2015

    I loved reading this and finding out about what each plant holder is made of – an old baby bonnet? Genius. It all looks so beautiful and lush and must be very calming having all that green in your bedroom. I love it x

    • JeskaHearne
      February 26, 2015

      Yep a baby bonnet! I have another two but they are so so beautiful it might be a crime to fill them with soil! :) thanks Katy x

  • Igor Josifovic
    February 26, 2015

    I love your hanging planters and your little urban jungle in general, Jeska! And it’s practical, isn’t it, your cat can’t nibble on those hanging plants:-) Thank you once again for joining us!!

    • JeskaHearne
      February 26, 2015

      Thank you Igor, she does love to tug them down, so it’s great to send some skywards for safe keeping ;)

  • Cate St.Hill
    February 26, 2015

    I love your little urban jungle, I had never thought about using lace and fabric before to make planters, very clever indeed x

    • JeskaHearne
      February 26, 2015

      Thank you Cate, it was so much fun having an hour or three sewing, I am so busy sometimes I forget to make time to make!

  • Abi | These Four Walls blog
    February 26, 2015

    Those are beautiful – I love the way you can see the colour of the pot peeking through. And of course I love the cat photos, too!

  • Judith
    February 26, 2015

    Wow, I love your jungle, Jeska! I totally imagine Marlo swinging on the hanging planters through your jungle like Tarzan ;) Thank you for sharing all your many DIY tips with us!

    • JeskaHearne
      February 26, 2015

      thanks Judith, my pleasure! And she would give it a good go, I am sure! haha

  • Hollie@MiaFleur
    February 27, 2015

    Very impressed with your macramé skills Jeska! Will check out the tutorial you linked to – any that we found looked far too complicated! Loved reading about the different planters you made- very creative!

    • JeskaHearne
      February 27, 2015

      Do Hollie! It was the easiest tutorial to follow (and I searched a lot)! xx

  • Emelie@florainspiro
    February 27, 2015

    I love your plant hangers with lace, especially the one with the cacti! Very nice way to recycle old lace! have a nice weekend!

    • JeskaHearne
      February 27, 2015

      Thank you Emelie, the doilies have been gathering dust for a while so it felt good to show them a little love! :)

  • Anastasia Egórova
    February 28, 2015

    Absolutely adorable hanging planters! have never seen such a sweet thing! Great idea!
    And…. I love your cat! <3 :)

    • JeskaHearne
      February 28, 2015

      thank you Anastasia! She is my princess hehe :) !

  • tina @ colourliving
    February 28, 2015

    These look amazing. It’s so nice to have a cluster of them.
    I have low ceilings so no real space to do it.

    I was so proud of my very simple DIY ( not my forté ) but am so inspired by everyone’s creative genius making hanging planters.

    Beautiful!

    • JeskaHearne
      February 28, 2015

      Thank you, It’s so much fun to find different ways to display and recycle isn’t it Tina?! Looking forward to next moths theme :)

  • sarah-louise kimmer
    March 5, 2015

    Such a beautiful collection & as always, utterly enviable handiwork x

    • JeskaHearne
      March 14, 2015

      thank you Sarah Louise :) x

  • Regina Melo
    March 14, 2015

    So lovely, thank you for giving me the link to see more of your hanging planters. When I lived in Brazil, I had a few hanging planters in my balcony, and yours reminded me of them.

    • JeskaHearne
      March 14, 2015

      oooh I bet you could grow all kinds of amazing tropical plants there!