Macrame is a fun crafting technique that has made a major comeback with the younger generation. Because it is only a series of knots in its most fundamental from, it is a really accessible project for almost anyone, especially adolescents and young adults. This DIY macrame plant hanger is one of those unicorn DIY projects — something that can appeal to all ages, only uses a few materials and crafters at any skill level can easily make. Score!
This was originally made for our paper mache string of pearls plant, but now we are giving you the tutorial to make this plant holder for any of your botanicals. We are also excited to share that this project was featured by FaveCrafts in their article, “12+ Macrame Plant Hanger Tutorials.”
Tools & Materials
- Cotton Rope
- 2″ Wood Ring
- Gather the tools and materials listed above.
- Cut three 54″ pieces of rope.
- Fold in half and tie onto the wood ring by creating a loop and pulling through (this is called a Larkshead knot).
- Starting 7″ down from the top ring, tie a half knot.
- Tie a second half knot in the reverse direction.
- Pull from either side to secure the knot.
- Tie three knots in total.
- Tie another series of knots 3 inches down from that row.
- At 4.5 inches down from that, gather all six ropes and tie a large knot.
- Trim the rope at the bottom of the planter.
Macrame tends to be a very visual process, so follow along with our DIY macrame plant hanger photo tutorial below!
We found our pink rope from Fabric Depot, but you should be able to find something similar at any craft store. If you want to add an extra element of DIY to this plant hanger, feel free to buy white rope and dip dye it with your favorite colors. Play around with rope in different thicknesses to create different looks. Once you are finished, add in a succulent or botanical, or make one out of paper to display in your new plant hanger!
For a more detailed macrame plant hanger, find our braided holder here. Browse through all of our macrame projects for inspiration, and share your project photos with us using #DIYDreamingWithLia so we can admire your makes! Join our community of creatives to start discovering your unique creativity, then follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to keep updated on our latest projects. Cheers! ~ Lia & Team
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So… I know this says easy, but the instructions are really vague, and I wish there were better pictures. Maybe even a video.
We have a mini-course on how to tie all of the knots for our members. You can access that here: https://liagriffith.com/craft-academy/15-macrame-knots-for-beginners/
This is my second macrame project I’ve made from this site, and the second “bomb.” The pieces are too short to make anything usable. Maybe you should explain the pot size or plant size in the directions? And provide a way to modify the length?
Hi Melanie, this is an older project by a guest designer so we’ll take a look at the instructions again and see how it can be modified. The best bet would be to add a 12-24″ of extra cord.
Thanks for the great tutorial. I used it for some hanging ferns. I had to improvise a bit so the knots would show through the foliage but the general concept is really easy to follow.
I’m surprised with how short this is , want to confirm each strand is only 54 inches correct in feet each strand is 4.5 feet is this correct?
The strand length is correct, you can adjust the length to whatever you prefer just be sure that all 3 strands are the same length.
Can I use heshum rope
Hesham rope would also work! 🙂
I just tried this. It was my first ever piece!!!!! I’m pretty happy with it
So glad you enjoyed this plant hanger! We have a lot more macrame projects and video tutorials coming soon 🙂
These are really poor directions step eight does not give ANY indication of how to borrow from the other knots and connect.
Sorry this project is confusing, it is intended that you use the photo in step 8 of the photo tutorial as guidance on which ropes to use from each knot for the new row of knots. I will do my best to tell you in words! Take left rope from first knot and left rope from middle knot to tie a half knot 3″ below first knot. Take right rope from left knot and left rope from right knot to tie a half knot 3″ below middle knot. Take right rope from middle knot and right rope from right knot to tie half knot 3″ bellow right knot.
I hope these instructions help you!
I love a pop of color such as this plant hanger! I have played around with making these but never got it quite right. I’m a visual learner so this is perfect for me. Thank you and will send a pic if I get it right this time. We’re never to old to learn and at 75 I hope to prove it tue!
I just made the hanger for Lia’s fern plant which I made. It turned out better than I had expected. Now the question is, where do I hange it? Hahaha. Thank you Lia for such great projects and the wonderful picture tutorials.
Haha! Be sure to send in a photo when you find a place to hang it! We’d love to see 🙂
How large is the planter you have pictured here? Planning this for a large group of women and wanting to possibly purchase the planters and plants as well.
Oh fun! It’s about 6″ in diameter.
This one really looks easy enough for me to try Thanks for the inspiration
Yes give it a try!
Love how simple this plant hanger is. Exactly what I am looking for. Can you tell me the length of the finished hanger. Cutting my cord pieces as ‘we speak’…
Hi BJ! It looks like the chord pieces are 54″ each, so you’ll end up with the planter being around 3′ or so. But you can adjust the length of the finished piece to fit your needs! You’ll adjust where you tie the knots slightly depending on how long you need it. Hope this helps!
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