I stopped dead in my tracks one day while walking past Gold + Arrow, a hair salon in Downtown Portland that has a gorgeous interior. Filling up the window of the salon were a bunch of amazing macrame hanging planters filled with beautiful succulents (which you will have some trouble seeing in the photos below, thanks to glare). I e-mailed Gretchen, the sweet salon owner, who told me that she bought the macrame pieces on etsy and filled them with pots from shops here in town. I immediately began searching etsy and found myself overwhelmed. There are lots of great plant hangers on the site, but too many options make me freeze.
After a bit of thawing, I realized that I could start by making some hangers myself. I happen to have a bunch of leather lace on hand from a collection of leather necklaces I'd worked on last year, and I decided to have a go at making a few hangers using the leather instead of twine. I used this beginner tutorial (if you decide to use it, pay attention to the comments below the video about measurement) and made a few hangers that are currently nestled in our window bay now. They're extremely simple and not at all like the ones that blew me away at Gold + Arrow, but I think I'm okay with them for now. I'll probably do a little more reading and work on more complicated patterns, and maybe add some embellishments (wooden beads? colorful twists of embroidery floss?) to the ones here. I may also switch out the pots that I've got hanging in them... maybe that hold plants that are a little more dense and a little less spindly. Lord knows we've got plenty of potted plants to choose from around here.