DIY Simple Macrame Plant Hanger

DIY macrame plant hanger


Happy (belated) Mother’s Day to all of the wonderful mothers out there.

I went to visit my parents for Mother’s Day. While I was there, I noticed that my mom had bought all of the materials to make a macrame plant hanger, but hadn’t made one yet. So, I offered to help.

We sat in her living room for less than an hour and put the macrame plant hanger together.

This hanger is a simple design so it’s perfect for macrame beginners!

materials macrame plant hanger

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Macrame Plant Hanger Supplies

 I ended up not using the wood bead, but I will use these on future plant hangers.

rope for plant hanger

Step 1: cut your craft rope to size

Cut four long pieces of rope based on the size of the plant hanger you want to make.

We needed a smaller hanger, so I stretched the rope the length of my arm span and cut them evenly.

It’s better to have too much than too little.


knot beginning

Step 2: knot the rope around the hoop ring

Evenly fold them through the ring and tie a knot at the top.


knots set 1

Step 3: begin your knot design

Spread your rope pieces out so you can see them all.

Then, take the first two pieces and tie one double knot a few inches down (wherever you want the knots to start). The number of inches will depend on the size you want to macrame hanger to be.

Do the same thing for the next two pieces of rope. Make sure the knots are even across the ropes. Repeat this until you run out of rope.

We’re going to do this until we have two rows of knots. Reference the image if you need a visual.


knots set 2

Step 4: create a webbed design

Repeat step 3, but this time, instead of making the knot on the same 2 strands, we’re going to create some webbing (like in the image above) by knotting the second and third strands, fourth and fifth strands, sixth and seventh strands, and the first and eighth strand.

The last two knots are going to create a circle.

Continue this webbing design until you’re happy with the length.


knot bottom macrame hanger

Step 4: create the final knot at the bottom

Tie another knot in the bottom of the hanger.


DIY macrame plant hanger
macrame plant hanger

That’s it! Now you have a beautiful macrame hanger to enjoy or share.

It’s a great gift for Mother’s Day, too!

My mom had a terrarium sitting on her window sill that we decided to put in the hanger. It fits perfectly!

I’d love to hear your thoughts so leave them in the comments!

Happy crafting!

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