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Craft Night! Macrame Hanging Plants without Drilling Holes

So excited to team up with my mom and teach together! You'll finish this workshop with a new skill, a new vining plant, and a beautiful plant hanger to be proud of.

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Craft Night! Macrame Hanging Plants without Drilling Holes
Craft Night! Macrame Hanging Plants without Drilling Holes

Time & Location

Feb 21, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Easy Little Plants, 3412 N High St Suite B, Olney, MD 20832, USA

About the event

Hi! I'm Savannah, I'm 21 years old, and I'm a professional plant nerd. This time, I'll be teaching a workshop with my mom! She knows macrame and a little bit of plants, and I know plants and a little bit of macrame. She's one of my biggest supporters and she's super creative. This is gonna be extra fun!

 So what's all this about? 

Glad you asked! Here's the jist of it.

  1. Say hi, look around, and get cozy.
  2. Pick your plant
  3. Pick your macrame cord
  4. Learn some knots!
  5. Start macrame'ing
  6. While you work on your macrame, I'll teach you more about the plants. We'll chat and have fun, too!
  7. Pot your plants in their special chunky soil mix
  8. Add decorations!
  9. If you don't finish, don't worry! You'll get to take home your supplies and instructions.

Each person will get to take a new plant home in a repurposed glass container! I'm choosing containers that'll fit nicely in the hangers and won't fall down. What plants will we have? A few different types of pothos and philodendron! They're beautiful vining plants that are very forgiving and great for beginners, too. These plants do well in any window. We'll be giving you a heavy duty suction cup hook to hang your plant hanger from, so you won't have to drill any holes. Keep your plants away from cats or dogs who nibble, too. They're not food!

This workshop is beginner-friendly. With your new plants, we'll learn about

  • What on Earth is an "aroid?"
  • Stakes? Coconut poles? Orbs? Cool gadgets!
  • Propagation! Rooting new plants in water
  • Avoiding yellow leaves
  • Root pruning to keep your plant small!
  • Feeding your plant
  • Cleaning the leaves

Macrame is super cool because you can make all sorts of things once you're started. You can make things for yourself, for craft shows, for Etsy, and for friends and family! I find it a lot easier than crochet and knitting, too. Here are some other projects you'll be able to try with your new skill! 

  • Belts
  • Reusable shopping bags
  • Photo holders
  • Mobiles and chimes
  • Necklaces
  • Pet toys
  • Earrings
  • Bracelets
  • Holiday decorations
  • Organizers
  • Purses
  • Keychains
  • Coasters
  • Hand sanitizer holders
  • Shelves
  • Chairs

My teaching style

My goal is to make you feel cozy and confident. I don't want anyone feeling lost or overwhelmed, it's supposed to be fun after all! We'll move at a comfortable pace, joke around, and learn together. Instead of using fancy words, I use analogies we can all relate to: yeah, the fancy term is "capillary action", but that's hard to remember. Instead, I would say plant roots works like a straw in a milkshake.

I like to sprinkle in relevant bits of plant info, to keep things interesting and keep the energy up. I like listening, too and giving everyone their time to chat or ask questions. This isn't one of those boring "sit silently while I talk at you" things.

I'll show you the simple secrets to keeping your plants healthy, it's a lot easier than you'd think! I won't say medium water, I'll give you an actual amount.

Worried about design? I've got your back. I come from a graphic design and illustration background, so I've got a few tricks up my sleeve: the keys to making any visual arrangement "work".

If your hands get dirty, we've got a sink nearby to wash your hands.

 

Comfort and accesibility 

The shop is located up a set of stairs, so unfortunately, we are not wheelchair accessible. We have a nice clean restroom, so no worries on that front. We keep our music at a pretty low volume, so you can hear everyone talk, and the space is big and open, with good air conditioning. There's plenty of parking available behind the shop, and we're easily accessible by bus, too.

The shop is LGBT-friendly and  family-friendly. As someone with ADHD, I'm super familiar with mental health and neurodivergence. If you need a fidget, have trouble with eye contact, or  anything along those lines, I totally get it. If you feel most comfortable wearing a mask, feel free to do so. Safety first!

The dishes for the plants are glass, and the wire and clippers can be pointy, so I wouldn't recommend bringing any super tiny kids. I won't set an age requirement, just know your kid and how likely they are to try eating a plant or tossing dirt across the room. I started gardening when I was really little, so I'm all about getting kids interested in the hobby, too. If you're interested in buying anything in the shop or have any questions about the shop or gardening in general, just let me know. We take cash and card, and Apple Pay.

The seats for the workshop are cushioned and on wheels, with ergonomic back support. They don't have arm rests, but they should be pretty cozy. I didn't want anyone to have to spend hours on a hard metal stool.

Can't wait to meet everyone and have some fun doing plant stuff!

Tickets

  • Plants & Macrame!

    $60.00
    +$1.50 service fee

Total

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