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MAKE IT :: mini hanging macrame garden

Can I tell you that I had so much trouble trying to succinctly name this tutorial post. It’s mini, and it’s macrame, it’s a succulent garden… in egg shells, and you can make little egg vases. It can also be an Easter gift and an Easter decoration. See my dilemma?

From my tutorial you can make your own super cute mini hanging vases,

or a sweet dip dyed hanging succulent garden.
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The tutorial for this cute Easter idea, including a step by step on the macrame hanging planters is one I created for Craft Tuts+. So click on through for the how to. Which do you prefer – the vases or the succulent garden? They would be a sweet Easter gift for a friend who’s quit sugar, or just for yourself. Simple and contemporary – no bunnies or baby chicks! I actually like it so much that I’m going to leave it up all year round.


  • Julie

    I loved them when at first glance thought they were terra cotta pots–LOVE them even more now that I see they’re eggs! That is so cool and so creative!

    • the red thread

      I’m so glad you like it Julie! Thanks for your comment – I hope you try making them.

  • http://omwww.aldonakmiec.com Fine Art Photography

    I used to make these when I was little, but never used egg shells. Looks very cute!

    • the red thread

      My mum taught me macrame when I was young too… it’s a great time to revive the craft don’t you think!

  • http://inthefunlane.com Holly

    I think this is an adorable ‘adult’ easter gift, or even just a nice gift to show a friend you care for the Spring.

    • the red thread

      It’s perfect for that Holly! I hope you get the chance to make some.

  • http://www.picassohairfeathers.com Kate

    brilliant! I didn’t realize they were eggs until I saw the close-up shot! very nice :)

    • the red thread

      Thanks Kate – funny how the scale is hard to grasp isn’t it?

  • http://themerrythought.com marla

    ahh, what a fantastic idea…these are so cute!

    • the red thread

      Thanks Marla!

  • Maria

    Hi – just wondering, can these plants live their whole lives in these egg shells or do hey have to be moved to larger containers later on?

    • the red thread

      Hi Maria, I still have mine in the eggs – one year later. I guess it depends on what variety of succulent you choose and how fast growing it is. Air plants would work too!

  • Shinygirl

    Wow, these are absolutely beautiful!

  • http://purplepaperhouse.com.au PurplePaperHouse

    This is the second time I have come back to your amazing tutorial. It’s just so fantastic.
    Now I’m making sure I Pin it and I’m going to re-post it on my own blog in the coming weeks.
    Thanks for such a fantastic tutorial.