How to Care for an Outdoor Macrame Plant Hanger

Overview

Outdoor plants hanging in macramé plant hangers have an old-fashioned appeal. Macramé plant hangers made with durable cording are not only beautiful but strong as well. It's critical to regularly care for the macramé plant hanger, however; if you do not keep it free of dust and dirt, it will quickly become soiled and dingy.

Step 1

Fill a sink with warm water and add approximately 1/8 cup of laundry detergent. Swish the water around with your hands to make the water sudsy.

Step 2

Place the macramé hanger into the sudsy water and push it down beneath the surface of the water.

Step 3

Soak the macramé hanger for approximately 15 minutes and then gently agitate the hanger in the water with your hands for a minute or two.

Step 4

Drain the water from the sink and fill the sink with cool water. Move the hanger around in the water to rinse the soap from the crevices of the macramé. Drain the sink again.

Step 5

Repeat step 4 two or three more times until the water does not appear soapy after you move the hanger around in the water.

Step 6

Squeeze the cording of the hanger between your hands to remove as much excess water as possible.

Step 7

Hang the macramé hanger outside in the sunshine to drip dry.

Step 8

Replace the plant in the hanger again when the hanger cording is completely dry.

Things You'll Need

  • Gentle laundry detergent (liquid)

References

  • Macrame Plant Hanger: Care and Cleaning
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