While searching for a plant that could hang above my bed, I found this one up high in a super market. Believe it the customer service didn’t move a muscle to help me grab it. Who are you kidding, nothing can deter this girl. My hands were full and I had no more space but desperate for a hanging plant I knew I had to get it no matter what. Now, that was one part of the story for the next one month or so it has been sitting atop of my cupboard suffering away from the sunshine.
Although, I recently got myself a drill ( I still have to go through the manuals ) I am not very good with wood and then I saw this frame and thought how about I make this into a sort of table for my plant to sit and here we are! What made this project easier was that this frame was made of plastic. I would warn you, though, don’t try this with a frame with cardboard backing or any other flimsy material as it would not be able to hold weight.
- Picture frame with a strong back
- Metal ring
1.Mine is a plastic picture frame. So, in order to make holes all I needed was to warm up a nail with the help of a plier and insert it many a times to make a big enough space for the rope to pass through. If yours is a wooden one, make use of a drill.
2. From the front of the frame feed the rope through the hole and tie a knot at the back to secure. Repeat this for the rest of the sides.
3. Measure a length by which you want your frame to hang. Allow 10 cm/ 4 inches extra for the knots. Since my plant is quite long I went for 75cm/29.5 inches short. With a pair of sharp scissors cut the rope from the main bunch.
4. Gather your ropes and feed it through the metal ring. Bring it all to the center, tie a knot and a second to secure.
I had all the plans to hang it from the ceiling but surprisingly ( maybe I couldn’t spot the joist soon enough ) it didn’t work which is why I had to adjust the ropes to make it hang from the wall instead. I did this by untying the knots and adjusting them and tieing a knot back. Cut off the excess rope from the back of the frame after appropriate adjustment and hang it up. Make sure that you don’t fit more than what it can take. This plant I believe named peperomia rotundifolia is light weight and doesn’t burden the frame much.
You see that kitty lumbar pillow, that is what happens when you shop at IKEA. You always come back home with more than with what you first intended to purchase. And happy thanksgiving to my American friends, have a great one:)