Buy or DIY: Mad for Macramé

We just can't get enough of this 1970s throwback: macramé. Perfect for spicing up a tiny outdoor area (it allows you to hang your plants and fit even more greenery into your space, after all), it also creates a beautiful, laid back atmosphere when used in indoor areas.The best part about macramé is that you can totally buy it or DIY it; both are affordable options! One of our favorite modern macrame how-to's is last year's great tutorial for pot hangers on the Skinny Laminx. We personally think that would look spectacular using neon rope or twine.

Macramé doesn't just have to be for holding up a plant or two. In the post "Nice Knots: Macramé Made Modern" you see it used in furniture and accessories. In "Modern Macramé", we see Sally England use it in a modern way with room dividers, wall hangings and headboards. We also love Tamara Maynes' Macramé Owls.

And of course, Etsy always has plenty of items with a DIY feel without the DIY headache (if you're no good at knots):

1. Grey macrame plant hanger with paper beads $28
2. Handmade Spiral Macrame Plant Hanger $14
3. Dark gray macrame single plant hanger $10
4. Macrame Plant Hanger Vintage Style $12.50
5. Macrame Plant Hangers Vintage Style Trio $30

(Images: as credited above)

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