Kokedama hanging plants are all the rage now, but they can be quite pricey. Luckily, the LivingSpace Mag asked us to create a project for their summer addition. So, we created a hanging kokedama for an indoor or outdoor garden. We’ll show you how you can easily make your own faux kokedama with some plants from your garden!
Grow your indoor garden with this faux kokedama DIY
Time: 30 minutes
You will need:
- Coir (coconut hair – readily available from nurseries)
- Cold Glue
- Spray Adhesive
- Small plastic pots and plants from your garden *
Get started on your faux kokedama by blowing up a balloon. Place the balloon in a small pot or bowl to keep it stable, with the knot pointing to the bottom of the bowl.
At least ¾ of the balloon needs to stick out. Use a brush to cover the exposed parts of the balloon in cold glue.
Take wads of the coir and press it onto the cold glue until everything is covered. Press it down softly so that you don’t damage the balloon. Allow to dry.
Cover the coir-covered balloon with spray adhesive and then slowly tie twine around it all. It is easiest to turn the balloon and keep the twine still!
To make the macramé hanger for the faux kokedama, cut six pieces of twine, roughly 50cm long. Tie them together at the top. Divide them into twos and knot each pair 20cm from the top. Then split the pairs below the knot and tie each leg to the leg of an adjacent pair. This will create a mesh. Then tie all six strings together at the bottom, leaving a tassel underneath.
Fill a small pot with potting soil and a plant and place inside the coir bowl. Then place the bowl inside the macramé hanger and hang up your plants.
* When choosing a plant for your faux kokedama, consider where it will hang. If it is going to hang on an enclosed patio where it will get little to no sun, it is best to use an indoor plant.