2 Mini String DIYs

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Take a regular-sized object, scale it down to look like something from a tiny universe, and my heart just melts.

I don’t understand the psychology behind it, but I’ve always felt that there is something so overwhelmingly adorable about all things miniature. I know I can’t be alone on this front, so today I wanted to share two of my favorite tiny DIYs – each using mainly just string. Which of these do you find the cutest?!

DIY mini macrame plant hangers

These are my new favorite things to make. They take, like, 6 minutes each, and they are just the cutest. These are awesome because their diameter is small enough that they can be hung attractively on your wall without popping off of it in a weird way.

DIY tiny plang hangers

Start with 4-6 pieces of string that are about 2.5 times the length of your desired finished product. Fold them in half and create a knot near the top, forming a loop – this will be your hanger.

DIY tiny plang hangers 2

Take two adjacent pieces of string and tie them into a knot. Repeat with each piece of string. Then, do this again just a bit below, using one string from each pair to form a new pair.

DIY tiny plang hangers 3

DIY tiny plang hangers 4

Continue this using varied spacing between levels until you reach the bottom. Then, tie all of the string into one strong, single knot.

DIY tiny plang hangers 5

Insert a tiny plant in a tiny terracotta pot or glass bottle. How adorable!

DIY tiny plang hangers 7

DIY woven necklace text

I’ve been wanting to get into making weavings for a while, but haven’t allotted myself enough time to get started on a substantially-sized one. This mini weaving is perfect because its tiny size means it only takes 10-15 minutes to make! You can turn it into a necklace like I did, or use it as an itty bitty wall hanging.

First, make a loom using a piece of cardboard. Mine is about 2 x 3 inches, but you can vary the size depending on how big or small you’d like your weaving to be. Cover the edges with a piece of packing tape to strengthen your loom, then cut an even number of evenly-spaced slits into either end. Wrap one piece of string around the loom, using the cut indents to hold it in place. Tape the ends down on the back of the loom.

DIY mini weaving looms

Take a new piece of string and weave through the string of the loom, alternating over and under, beginning at the top of the loom. Be sure to leave about an extra inch at the beginning and end – you’ll need to tie this later.

DIY mini woven necklace

Alternate the types and colors of string you use. I dyed some with tea (which you can learn to do here). You can also take shorter pieces of string and tie them onto the loom like you see below. This creates some added interest on your weaving.

DIY mini woven necklace 2

When you reach the bottom, cut the string in the back of the loom – right in the middle. Knot each loose end onto another piece of string wherever seems appropriate, and cut any excess.

Mini weaving on bottle

If you want to make yours into a necklace, just tie the weaving onto a chain or a longer piece of string. Done! How adorable.

DIY mini woven necklace worn

Do you have any mini DIYs to add to the list? Let us know!

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Juliette Laura -August 14, 2014, 8:52AM

Definitely going to make macrame plant hangers!

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Christine -August 14, 2014, 4:22PM

Everything is better in miniature^_^ love the DIY!

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Alexandra -August 14, 2014, 4:38PM

Thank you for this tutorial. I’ve seen these hangers all over blogs lately, and those tiny plants are so so sweet.

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Lulu -August 14, 2014, 5:19PM

This is so great ! :D

~ Lu

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Jelly -August 14, 2014, 11:21PM

It’s ingrained within women’s biology to find small and miniature things attractive because we naturally find our own children and other babies attractive. One of the lessons taught in college!

Emilia -August 15, 2014, 4:28AM

I love the macrame hangers, too! They are sweet and so are the tiny plants ♥

Faiza -August 16, 2014, 10:11PM

I actually just received a mini orchid from a friend. I think this is the perfect opportunity to create the macramé hanger.

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Aydee -September 3, 2014, 12:28AM

Thank you for this tutorial. Macrame had seemed too overwhelming to try but this mini version was perfect for a first timer. I found everything I needed around the house and am so pleased with the result. Super cute!

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