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In this project, craft designer Sophie Tarrant shows you how to create an ombré effect macramé planter using Rust-Oleum paints…
Clean your pots througly. Move them to a well-ventilated space and place on top of a large dust sheet or some old newspapers.
Spray with two thin layers of Rust-Oleum Surface Primer, allowing to dry in-between.
Carefully apply two thin layers of Rust-Oleum Chalky Finish Garden Furniture Paint all over the pot, allowing it to dry in-between each coat.
Next, spray the top of the pot with Rust-Oleum Metallic Spray Paint, applying in quick light sprays to create an ombré effect. Once dry, apply two coats of protective Rust-Oleum Crystal Clear all over the pot.
Use lengths of cotton twine to create your macramé hanger. Cut eight 6m lengths of twine, then double them over to create 16 3m lengths with a loop at the top. Thread the loop through a metal ring, then back through itself, to create a larks head knot.
Hang the loop from a door handle or a hook to make the macramé process easier.
Separate the 16 lengths of twine into four sets of four, and begin to knot each set together however you like – we used a spiral knot.
Once you’ve worked on each set for around 25cm, stop, leave the next 15cm free, then tie one big regular knot in each set to secure them.