Hi guys my name is Kelsey– and my name is Becky–And we are The Sorry Girls– and welcome to the unofficial start of Plant Week! If you guys don’t know, sometimes we do ‘weeks’ like ‘Wedding week’ or a ‘pet week’ or ‘gift week’ or a ‘dude week’, where we do a whole bunch of DIYs that kind of kind of relate together. It’s not an official week because we’re not doing something on every day on every platform But everything we do post this week is plant themed. So today We’re gonna show you how to make some not expensive super cute plant pot holders plant pot holders? plant holders? plant stands! Wednesday–tomorrow, on the vlog channel, you get to see a plant tour. A lot of you been asking for this–how are our plants doing, how they grow, what plants do we have? So that’ll be incorporated into the vlog make sure you subscribe to the vlog channel. and then on Thursday this week, we have a lifestyle slash (Kelsey: Survivor) figuring out if something works or not, and it’s related to plants so make sure you subscribe to this channel So you don’t miss that one either. I’m excited alright, so should we just get into today’s Awesome DIYs? They are awesome. They’re really really good. ok so first up, I’m gonna show you how to make a super simplified version of a macrame hanging planter It’s not really macrame, but it kind of has that same effect And it’s super easy to do you dont’ have to worry about any knots or anything So start by getting whatever pot you want This is a plastic white one we got off Amazon, We can link it below Really, whatever is the size of a plant you want to put in to it make sure it’s not too, too heavy, because we’re hanging it so plastic is a good option for this. We’re gonna put this in last though, so let’s start with making actual hanging part. So to do this We are using some basic macrame rope you can get it from the craft store and we’re also using this d-ring or you can use just a circle ring also from the craft store or the hardware store and We are also gonna use this cord You can get it in any fun color you want But we went for these neutrals ’cause that’s kind of our vibe. So you’re gonna need four pieces in total that you will double up so whatever you make the length of them half of that is how long it’s gonna be. So, I want a five-foot hanging pot, so I’m gonna cut four 10-foot ropes, so let’s uh..let’s get cutting. Probably should use a fabric measuring tape if you have one *giggle* (to self): ten feet! snip! and… we’ll just do that three more times. Okay now that all my rope is cut out so I have four pieces that are twice as long as I want them to be if that makes sense, I just take them all and double them in half, like this! Then you can take your ring and slide it up into the center. Like…so. Okay, so when we tie this all together. We’re gonna use this colorful string as like a finishing effect So it looks really pretty and put together, but to actually hold it really tight in place, we’re gonna start with wire. This is just basic… …I’m not sure what gauge wire, but something that’s thick enough that it will hold but easy enough to bend So I’m gonna cut a piece and wrap it right around here really tight to hold it in place so that the rope doesn’t slip. So once the wire is on I’m gonna start with the rope–so I use hot glue to glue the top of the rope to the top I wrapped it around a bunch of times until it felt secure until it was thick enough and started again with the brown Wrapped it all the way down, glued it in place, and cut it off. That’s the top finished. Now for the bottom…we’re basically doing the exact same thing, but I want to leave out I think about a foot of tail just for aesthetics reasons And you can do this tail as short as long as you want as well So I’m gonna mark off a foot and then do another wrap like a foot up with the wire and the rope again. Basically the same thing. And, before you move on to this step, it’s really important that you make sure that you comb through your Strands so that when you get to the bottom They’re all lying in the same position that they are up here And they’re not crossing any other pieces of rope because then when you would hang it on your planter – it Just won’t look cute. There’ll be like, knotted pieces. Once you have your rope all knotted off at the top and the bottom and it’s all secure in place now We’re ready to put the pot in. So, since this isn’t a traditional macrame And there’s not a bunch of knots in the middle, (fun w words: not a bunch of knots) we’re gonna do an added step just for security we’re going to actually glue the ropes to the side of the pot just to really make sure that it doesn’t fall out because you Don’t want that–that’d be messy. So, to do this take your pot flip it upside down and then go from the bottom of your rope–open up all the ropes and Place it in the center of the pot. Conveniently this pot actually has like a plastic dot in the middle So that’s how we know where the middle is. Once you find the middle, place your rope here in the center And then we’re gonna glue the ropes down the side with some superglue. So once this is all taped in place, let your glue fully harden for the amount It says–ours was 24 hours–and once that’s dry, it’s good to hang! We’re gonna show you how to make a super easy plant stand out of something that costs $3! Guys, This is a…I think they’re mostly used for tomatoes But any kind of viney fruit/plant/thing that you’re planting in your garden, and you want protect it Or give it some strength, you use one of these um… garden plant stands? Trestles? these are only a couple of dollars, when a regular plant stand –they’re like hundreds!Sso you want to pick up one of these. First thing We’re going to do is just chop off these top bits because we don’t need these *little voice* we don’t need you. So with this kind of plant stand, you are going to need to find a pot that fits Perfectly and won’t slide down. If you do want to use a bigger pot, it’s cool, You can just cut here And then you’ll have this other size and depending on what kind of trestle you get there could be like four circles that you have To choose from. And you’ll need a pot that has like a slight angle to it that isn’t straight, otherwise it’s gonna Just go straight through. So, really the last step is to Prime and paint this. You’re probably gonna wanna use a spray paint cuz that’s the easiest way to get in all these nooks and crannies. We now have our spider plant here in our pot…and… done. *ding!* Okay, so next up We’re gonna show you how to make an adorable way to hold your plants on a wall that also doubles as a shelf. This is great if you’ve run out of floor space to put plants. uh…like myself! So to do this we’re gonna start with a piece of wood This is a 1 by 5 pine wood–pine is super inexpensive–and it’s six feet long. So I’m gonna start by cutting four pieces out of this that will fit together nicely to form a rectangle You could do a square or triangle whatever you want as long as there’s a flat piece on the bottom So I used a circular saw and adjusted it to be on a 45 degree angle This is good because then when I make my cuts everything fits together nicely and looks a bit more professional So I have all my four pieces cut out here and before I do any sanding or final touches on the wood I want to put the hole in the middle for the pot so this is the pot I’m gonna be using this little terracotta pot and You’ll need one of these fancy drill bits from the hardware store. Don’t be intimidated though it’s just a regular drill bit, but it happens to have a Attachment on the front that cuts holes into wood. So you want to make sure that you pick up one that is slightly Smaller than your pot, so that your pot fits in the hole, but then gets stuck. That’s why you need a terracotta pot that goes on an angle because if it’s a straight sided pot it will just fall through! So I’m going to attach this to the drill and then on my long piece that will be on the bottom I’m going to put a hole directly in the center So that was actually very easy to do– was a bit hard to get it started, But once it was going, so so easy and it makes a perfect little hole. So I tested it with this aloe pot and while this does fit in there fine, we actually found in our stashes of many pots This even tinier one that fits so perfectly–the rim just sits there nicely, so I think we’ll use this one instead. Next step is just sanding all the pieces I have, making sure it’s nice and smooth, and then we can assemble! So I’m just using some regular wood glue, going around all the corners and then taping it up tightly to dry. And for added security I added four of these L-shaped brackets onto each corner to hold the corners in place. And lastly, I added this picture hanging hardware on to the top of the shelf so we can hang it on the wall! So, my wall shelf is complete And it’s so cute And it looks very very professional Can’t wait to style it with a little plant and maybe like some keys or–not a candle! you guys told us this last time, no candle inside wood shelves! I learned my lesson. All right, thank you guys so much for tuning in to today’s video and part of Plant Week! Tell me which one of the planters was your favorite below, and if you’re gonna try any of them. Oh my gosh There’s like such good ones, so useful, so necessary, Becky: so affordable–that tomato planter though Kelsey: plant stand! Oh my gosh Not only is this Plant Week, But also as you guys know we do lots of plant videos all the time So we will link those below if you want some more plant-themed things, and we’ll see you tomorrow on the vlog channel we have a tutorial on that famous Mid-century modern plant stand that I’m sure you guys love–if you haven’t seen that we can link that below too. – yeah Thank you guys so much for watching! If you like this video make sure you give it a like! if you love it make sure you sub it. And we’ll see you next time. Byee! Byeee!