Have you learnt find out how to crochet? When the women on the IBC steered we do a crochet problem, my coronary heart sank. You see I can knit nearly something, however I’ve by no means discovered find out how to use that hook. I’m all thumbs. So I cheated and went to my favourite thrift retailer to search out what I wanted to make this charming crocheted doily air plant holder.
I did crochet the twine for the little swing that helps the air plant although. In order that’s not full-on dishonest proper?!!
And after watching this video I managed to make some flowers too.
They’re not excellent, however I’m tremendous happy with myself for making an attempt.
I feel this crochet factor may change into a bit of addictive as soon as I determine that hook out.
And the Doily air plant holder seems so good with the linen-covered books we made some time again.
Are you able to guess that I’m a little besotted with air vegetation 😀
If I didn’t need to crochet something for this problem the doily air plant holder would have been executed in 2 hours flat. Oh nicely, I discovered one thing new and I acquired to repurpose a damaged terra-cotta pot too.
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What you want
- A crocheted doily
- Air plant
- Damaged terra cotta pot
- An assortment of scrap cloth and ribbons
- Fishing line and yarn needle
- An embroidery hoop or metallic ring
- Material hardener (optionally available). I used a neighborhood product from A.Shak.
The right way to make a doily air plant holder utilizing recycled bits
One in all my terra cotta pots cracked and I’ve been saving the items to recycle in the future. Now with the crochet problem looming, I may lastly use one of many damaged bits.
I figured it could make the proper holder if I mixed it with the doily. All I wanted to do was lower it to the suitable dimension and drill two holes for hanging. In case you don’t have a bit of terra cotta mendacity round you’ll be able to adapt this teddy bear swing tutorial and use a bit of wooden as a substitute. To see how I lower and drilled my terra cotta items, watch the action-packed video beneath 😉
To seal the terra cotta after it had been lower, I utilized a few of our selfmade gesso with my finger. I don’t suppose this step is important, however it did give the terra cotta an previous worn look.
Simply make sure that to scrub the holes out earlier than the gesso dries.
With the terra cotta executed, it was only a query of attaching the doily to a hoop of some kind. As luck would have it, the one hoop I had in my stash was a rusty metallic ring that clashed horribly with the colour of the doily.
Nothing that a bit of paint gained’t treatment 😀 To stitch the doily onto the ring I used a transparent fishing line.
As soon as the doily is secured to the ring, add an extended crochet chain or some twine to the highest for hanging later.
Tie an entire bunch of ribbons, lace, and scrap cloth on the underside of the ring.
These scraps may look acquainted. I used related ones after I made this t-shirt yarn dreamcatcher.
And since I used to be so terribly happy with myself, I added my crochet flowers on too. Be at liberty so as to add no matter bits make you cheerful.
Simply have enjoyable and don’t fear about being excellent.
Stiffening the doily up a bit of
This step is optionally available however since my hoop was a bit smaller than the doily and the highest of the doily saved on flopping down, I used cloth stiffener to make it keep up. I just lately found this superior combination that’s made right here in South Africa referred to as A.shak Cameo, (not an affiliate hyperlink I simply actually just like the stuff). In contrast to conventional cloth stiffeners, A.shak Cameo makes cloth rock onerous. So in case you’re utilizing one thing related it’s essential to solely stiffen the doily after it’s connected in any other case the needle won’t ever undergo. I did skinny mine down a bit of bit earlier than making use of it to the highest and sides with a sponge.
That’s so significantly better 😀
Await the stiffener to dry utterly earlier than hanging the damaged terra cotta bit on the ring utilizing one other crocheted chain or some twine.
Pop the air plant on the little terra cotta swing, grasp and luxuriate in.
My air plant with its curly leaves has no drawback resting on the terra cotta swing.
In case you discover yours retains falling off, you’ll be able to safe it with some wire. Don’t use sizzling glue because you want to have the ability to take the air plant off for her weekly water dip.
So what do you suppose? Would you repurpose a crochet doily and a damaged terra cotta pot to make an air plant holder?
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Wanna see what my fellow bloggers did with their “Hooked on Crochet” problem?
- Sara, who BTW is aware of a factor or two about crochet, designed this gorgeous crocheted wall hanging.
- Marianne didn’t wish to waste some leftover plaster and made this beautiful crochet bowl.
- Anita did one thing really particular together with her problem and created a dementia sensory mat.
- Doily air plant holder by yours really.
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