This simple macrame plant hanger DIY is perfect for spring. It is an easy and inexpensive project costing less than $2. Whip up several macrame plant holders to put near every window in your home.
I love making these simple jute DIY macrame plant hangers. I made a video on the “how-to” right at a year ago, but the video quality was a little less than desirable.
Since I was making up a few more for my laundry room redo and organization post I have been promising, I thought it would be a perfect time to revisit the subject.
In any room, I love to add natural textures and greenery to liven up the space and give it a cozy feel. There is something about adding live plants to rooms that brightens and refreshes rooms.
These macrame plant hangers do just that.
Once you get the hang of it, you will be whipping out these babies left and right. They make excellent gifts!
The wonderful thing about these plant hangers, besides that they take almost no time and money, is that you can adjust the length to accommodate any size plant.
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Macrame Plant Holder DIY FAQ
What is the best cord for macrame?
You have several different choices for this plant hanger, I chose jute because it is easy to work with and I love the color and texture. You could also use thin macrame cord from a craft store or even nylon clothesline.
Is macrame easy?
Yes it can be. Macrame can be as easy or as complicated as you make it. If you are new to macrame, start with easy projects like this one, or this wall hanging.
Once you get the hang of it, than you can try more complicated ones with more difficult knots and different textures.
How long does it take to make a macrame plant holder?
This is a really simple macrame project that will take you about 15 minutes from start to finish to make.
Supplies You Will Need To Make This Project:
- Something to hang your plant hanger on. I used a nail to create the project and then hung them from the ceiling using hooks.
- Plants in small pots. I used small pots from IKEA, but most other small pot would work.
Watch The Video Tutorial
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How To Make A Macrame Plant Hanger Tutorial
Step 1: Cut the Cord
- Start by cutting out nine pieces of jute twine to your desired length. If you don’t need the hanger to be extra long, and to accommodate an average size plant, start with 100″ pieces.
- Fold the strings in half, and tie a small string in the middle. When you hold the strings by that small string, you should end up with 18 pieces that are half the length you originally started with.
- Hang the project from a nail in the wall, so you can work with it more easily. (You could do this by taking a picture down, and working with the nail that was hanging it.) You can also work this project on a table. It is just a little easier when it is hanging.
Step 2: Create Macrame Braids And Knots
- Divide the 18 strings into three sections with six strings each.
- Braid each section until you reach the desired length. For an extra long plant hanger this will be approximately 24″. For just an average length, braid about 14″.
- Tie a knot at the end of each braid.
- Next, go down from the braid knot about 6″(or less if you are making a tiny one). Divide the bottom of the braid in half, so that you have three pieces on each side. Join one braid to the next one over by tying three from each braid (six total) with a knot. Repeat in a circular fashion util all three braids are connected.
- Go down about another 6″ (or less if you are making a tiny one) and make another row of knots.
Step 3: Finish Macrame Plant Hanger With Large Knot
- Finally, go down a final 6″ and make one giant knot with all 18 pieces.
- Trim the strings.
- Place potted plant into the macrame plant holder.
Well….it got me thinking how beautiful these plant hangers would be with tiny succulents. Just make the braid lengths, and spaces between the knots, smaller to allow for such a small arrangement.
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This post was updated February 2020