DIY Macramé Plant Hanger

Follow this easy step-by-step tutorial to make this macrame plant hanger in 25 minutes or less!

How to make this easy macramé plant hanger in 30 minutes with this step by step tutorial on yesmissy.com

I’ve developed quite the plant obsession over the last year, so today I’m sharing one of my favourite ways to display my little plant babies – in DIY macrame plant hanger!

Plus, I’ll show you how to make your own simple macrame plant hanger. It only requires about 30 minutes with a couple of materials that cost only a few dollars.

If you’re a plant lover too, you’ll want to check out Mia’s blog – Beautiful Inspiring Creative Life. She blogs about all sorts of fun creative things. And this week we’ve team up this week to collab on making some decorative DIY planters since we’re both avid plant lovers. She’s done an wonderful tutorial on painted pots that you’ll want to check out here.

How to make a DIY macrame plant hanger with step by step instruction on yesmissy.com

So What is Macramé?

Macramé is the art of knotting rope to create beautifully patterned textiles. You’ll typically see wall hangings and plant hangers, but you can make macramé jewelry, bags and other accessories as well!

Recently, macramé has been a trend that’s been resurrected and there’s been a growing popularly for its boho chic decor pieces. I love its intricate designs and the free-spirted feel that they bring into your home.

DIY macrame plant hangers have been particularly been popular with the huge plant trend that’s been growing over the couple years. So you’re a plant lover as well, you’ll love the way these hangers can put your plants on display in your home!

Learn how to make a macramé plant hanger by following this easy tutorial on yesmissy.com

How to Make a DIY Macrame Plant Hanger

Making a DIY macramé plant hanger is a project that may seem a little daunting at first, but once you’ve learned the basics, it’s actually very easy and a super fun craft to do.

This tutorial will how you how to make a small macramé plant hanger that is about 1 meter long and holds a pot that is about 10cm – 20cm in width.

If you are planning on making this macramé plant hanger for a larger pot or want a longer piece, I would suggest you add some additional length to your cord when you cut it.

Materials for making a macramé plant hanger:

(This macrame cord on Amazon also comes with a bonus knot booklet and is super helpful when starting out! It’s also where the graphic below comes from as well.)

For this DIY macramé plant hanger I used only 2 basic knots for the entire thing, so it’s super easy to do!

  • Square knot
  • Half square knot or spiral knot
Macrame knot diagram for square knots and half knots

The above diagram shows you to do the 2 knots you will need to know to create this DIY macrame hanger. It depicted in this diagram much better than my photos, so I included it here for your reference.

DIY Macrame Plant Hanger tutorial - with step by step instructions

Step by Step Instructions for
How to Make a DIY Macrame Plant Hanger

1. Take your 8 pieces of macrame cord and thread them through your ring. Fold the cords in half to find the centre at the top of your ring.

2. Take 2 cords and make 8 half knots to bind all your cords together.

3. Now separate the bundle of cords into four groups with four cords in each group. Leave about 20 cm, and take 1 group of 4 your cords and make 4 square knots. Repeat with the remaining 3 groups of cords.

4. Leave a 20 cm gap and create an alternating square knot using the 2 right cords from your first group and the 2 left cords from the adjacent group.

5. Repeat the previous step for the remaining cords.

Make this easy DIY macramé plant hanger by following this easy tutorial on yesmissy.com

6. Leave another 20 cm gap and create another alternating square knot using the 2 right cords from your first group and the 2 left cords from the adjacent group.

7, Place your pot into the middle of the planter to test and make sure it fits and to estimate how far down you should gather your cords together.

If it’s pot is too large, you’ll need to leave a larger gap between your alternating knots. And if the pot fits too loosely you’ll need to leave a smaller gap between the alternating knots.

8. Once you’re happy with how your pot sits, take one of the 2 of the longer cords and make 8 half knots to around the remaining 14 cords to bind them together.

9. Trim all the your cords to the same length. And voila! You have your own DIY macrame plant hanger ready for your plants!

Follow this easy tutorial to learn how to make a macrame plant hanger for your home!

Pretty easy to make right? Making this macrame plant hanger only took me about 20 minutes total. I love the way my plants look hanging from it and it’s such a great decorative piece for my home too!

Let me know if you try it out for yourself! I’d love to see how yours turned out!

To see more DIY tutorials, check out:

Macrame plant hangers are a great way to decorate your home and display your plants. Follow This step-by-step tutorial
Learn how to make this DIY macrame plant hanger with step by step instructions on yesmissy.com

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14 Comments
  • shianne
    September 23, 2020

    Loving your post what a GREAT DIYt! such great content and photos . Also thank you for the kind words you left on my last post hun!
    shy – https://www.shyyshianne.com/

    • Eileen
      September 23, 2020

      Thanks so much Shianne!

  • littlebeautyloves
    September 23, 2020

    I love macrame plant hangers. This is such a great DIY! Love how this came out!

    • Eileen
      September 23, 2020

      Thanks so much Dal! I’ve been wanting one for a while and I’m so happy how it turned out!

  • crystalsandcurls
    September 24, 2020

    oh my goodness Eileen this is so gorgeous! (And I love the mini terrarium set-up you’ve got going too!) I’ve got some spare macrame lying around – I shall have to give this a go! Thank you for collabing with me on this lovely 🙂 xx

    • Eileen
      September 24, 2020

      Thanks so much Mia! You should definitely give it a go! So great collabing with you on this!

  • Angelica
    September 24, 2020

    This is so impressive and looks GORGEOUS

    XX Angelica
    https://eraenvogue.com

    • Eileen
      September 24, 2020

      Thanks so much Angelica!

  • Sarah Anderson
    September 25, 2020

    This looks amazing, something I must need to try, thanks for sharing…

    • Eileen
      September 25, 2020

      Thanks so much Sarah!

  • Anouk
    September 26, 2020

    The macrame looks great! It adds an elegant and cosy touch to almost any room.

    https://www.anouk.co

    • Eileen
      September 26, 2020

      Thanks so much Anouk! Agreed, it really adds character to any room!

  • Danielle
    September 26, 2020

    I am going to have to try my hand at this, it looks lovely!

    Danielle
    https://www.thereluctantblogger.co.uk/

    • Eileen
      September 26, 2020

      Thanks so much Danielle! You should definitely give it a try, it’s really quite easy!

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