If you've made one of the terrariums in my new autumn winter annual Annabel Langbein A Free Range Life: Share the Love you might also like to make one of these quick and easy macramé hangers to put it in.
- three equal lengths of twine, cord or string. We used three 180cm lengths to make a macramé hanger to fit a small jar about 10cm in diameter. For a larger terrarium use a longer string and increase the spacings between the knots to fit. Be generous as it is better to have more string to work with than not enough
- a terrarium
1. Group the three strings evenly, fold in half and tie a knot about 5cm from the looped end. Loop around a peg, hook or door handle. You will now have six strings hanging from the knot.
2. Take two of the strings and tie them together about 30cm down from the top knot. Repeat with two other pairs of strings so there are three knots.
3. Now take two strings from adjacent knots and knot them together about 5cm further down. Tie together two other strings from adjacent knots, then the last pair of strings.
4. Create a third layer of knots another 5cm further down by tying together the original string partnerships to create diamond patterns.
5. Gather all strings together and tie off in one knot about 5cm below the last layer of knots. The base of your terrarium will sit here.
6. Check that your terrarium fits before trimming the strings tidily. Once you get the hang of it you can try creating more layers of knots, adding in more strings (just tie each string to the next and so on) or threading on beads in between knots.