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Project

Buttoned Plant Sling

Introduction

Suspend plants stylishly with this twine-and-button hanger. Begin with a metal ring and ten pieces of twine, each 36 inches to 48 inches long and folded in half.

1. Loop each length around the ring, and pull loose ends through for a slipknot.

2.  Pair right string of each loop with left string of the next; thread each pair through a four-hole button. Continue around ring; adjust buttons so they are 2 inches from ring.

3. Reverse direction for next tier: Pair left sides with right; place second row of buttons 3 inches farther along. Add third row of buttons at 3-inch intervals, reversing direction again. Larger pots may need a fourth row. Knot loose ends at top; hang.

Steps

  1. Step 1

    gt02marmsl_howto01.jpg

    Loop each length around the ring, and pull loose ends through for a slipknot.

  2. Step 2

    gt02marmsl_howto02.jpg

    Pair right string of each loop with left string of the next; thread each pair through a four-hole button. Continue around ring; adjust buttons so they are 2 inches from ring.

  3. Step 3

    gt02marmsl_howto03.jpg

    Reverse direction for next tier: Pair left sides with right; place second row of buttons 3 inches farther along. Add third row of buttons at 3-inch intervals, reversing direction again. Larger pots may need a fourth row. Knot loose ends at top; hang.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, March 2002

Reviews (7)

  • mariekoran 18 May, 2010

    Knot the top using a lark's head knot. it's very easy. The picture shows how. Fold the string in 1/2 once. put the ring on top of the folded loop, with the loop on the in-side of the ring, and the tails on the out-side. Bring the tails around the ring and through the loop. Just play with a piece of string and anything to not it around, and you'll find the way, it's VERY easy.

  • KristieB 18 Sep, 2009

    I was wondering if anyone got an answer as to how to knot it at the top

  • NT05812 23 Jul, 2009

    How do you knot the top?

  • 1Toffy 23 Jul, 2009

    I do agree with the other comments....CLEVER and SIMPLE....way to go Martha....

  • cromom50 23 Jul, 2009

    How cool is this. I can't wait to try it.

  • mohan80 28 Oct, 2008

    This was cute, rather quick assembly, and easy. The directions need to mention that the twine and button holes must be the same diameter. I ordered buttons before I realized my twine was too big. No biggie, I just found smaller twine in craft store jewelry section.

  • morgang 10 Sep, 2008

    Brilliant. FINALLY, a use for the many new whimsical and beautiful buttons I see in the sewing sections. I'm picturing a white pot hanging in a sling of bright neon-colored buttons, filled with white lobelia. Just for starters...