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DIY Tea Cup Planter

DIY Tea Cup Planter

Jax Tranchida

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Have a spare tea cup lying around? With a little string and just 10 knots, you can turn it into a stunning planter.

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DIY Tea Cup Planter

Ingredients

  • Twine/rope (thin white butcher's twine or hemp)

  • Old keychain ring or S-hook

  • Vintage teacup or mug

  • Small succulents

  • Soil

  • Aquarium gravel

Let's get Cooking...

  1. Measure out 6 long pieces of twine. (These should measure about the length of your arm span when doubled.)

  2. Double the strings and loop all of them through your ring or S-hook. Hang the ring from something so you can work with the hanging strings.

  3. Grab 4 of the strings and tie a knot at your desired level. Grab the next 4 strings and tie another knot at the same level as the first knot. Repeat with the remaining 4 strings.

  4. Make another row of knots a few inches below the first. This time, take 2 strings from one knot and combine with 2 strings from the second knot. Tie together. Grab the remaining 2 strings from the second knot and combine with 2 strings from the knot you haven't touched. Make a knot at the same level as the first knot from this row. Tie another knot in the remaining 4 strings.

  5. Use your mug or teacup to eyeball where your final row of knots should go. (It should be spaced close to the second row in order to support the teacup.)

  6. Take 2 pieces of string from one knot and combine with 2 pieces of string from another knot to form a knot for your last row. Repeat, tying 2 more knots.

  7. Place teacup in the macrame basket and tie one more knot, combining all the strings, below the teacup to hold it in place.

  8. Remove teacup to fill with dirt, succulents and gravel (if desired). Return teacup to macrame basket, hang up and enjoy!

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