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.
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!
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:
- A brass or wooden macramé ring – I just used a shower curtain ring
- 5mm width cotton macramé cord – cut 8 pieces of 3 m long rope
(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
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.
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.
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!
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:
- DIY Seashell Candle Tutorial
- Cinnamon Vanilla Candle Tutorial
- DIY Marble and Gold Breakfast Tray
- 20 Creative Sharpie Ideas to Decorate Your Life
- DIY Rainbow Sprinkles Bath Bombs
- DIY Hermès Kelly Bag – Origami Paper Craft