Easy DIY Macrame Plant Hanger (for Beginners)

Posted February 4, 2021 by Thirty-Something Angie in DIY / 0 Comments

hanging macrame plant holder and trailing plant

This easy DIY macrame plant hanger is the perfect beginner project for spring. It’s affordable, fast, and a great way to display all of your new spring plants!

I love making these easy DIY macrame plant hangers. It was always something I said I’d learn how to do “someday,” but I always put it off because it looked so intimidating.

Finally, my plant obsession took over every inch of my flat surfaces, and I knew it was time to learn.

Honestly, I wish I’d taken the time to learn years ago. It’s been so fun to learn, and so much easier than I anticipated!

Today, I wanted to show you just how easy it can be. I’ll show you how to make a simple macrame plant hanger in about 5 minutes, for less than $5. I’ll also link you to a few other great beginner tutorials from other bloggers I follow! Be sure to check those out at the bottom once you’ve mastered this incredibly easy basic version.

How to Make a Macrame Plant Hanger (For Beginners)

I want to preface this by saying that this is an extremely easy beginners tutorial. If you already macrame and know how to make a plant hanger, this probably isn’t the post for you. But, if you’re just getting your feet wet and want to try something that’ll give you quick gratification in the form of a project to show off and use, check it out!

Here’s what you’ll need:

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  • Macrame Cord: I like to use one in the 3-4mm range (like this one), but for a more delicate design, I’ve used jute twine with great results!
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape
  • Wood Ring (optional- I’ll be giving instructions without)

How to Make a DIY Macrame Plant Hanger – Step by Step:

  1. Measure out and cut 3 pieces of cord to 64″ each.
  2. Fold those in half, making sure the ends are even. You’ll now have 6 working strands of cord. (You’ll be trimming the ends once you’re done, so if it’s not perfect, don’t worry. But, it is easier if you start with everything evened out).
  3. If you’re using a wooden ring, now is the time to attach it. There are a lot of ways to do this. This post has some great tutorials!
  4. If you’re not using a ring, you’ll start with a simple over-hand knot, leaving a loop at the top. (See photo)
Step 4

5. Divide your working cords into 3 groups of 2.

Step 5

6. Measure about 7 inches down and tie a half knot (like how you’d start tying your shoes) with 2 strands of cord. Then, tie another half knot working in the opposite direction and pull snug. Repeat this on the other 2 sections, keeping your knots even across.

This is what your 2 half knots should look like before you pull them tight.

7. Measure about 6″ from this row of knots, and you’re going to make another set of the same knots, except you’re going to take one cord from 2 different sections and tie them together. (See photo). Repeat this in a circle until each cord is connected all the way around.

Step 7. See how you take one cord from each group? You end with a kind of diamond pattern that makes the hanger more secure.

8. Go down another 6″ and tie one big knot with all 6 cords and trim the ends so they’re even.

That’s it!

This easy DIY macrame plant hanger is about the most basic beginner version you can try. You can scale it up or down if you have a larger or smaller plant you want to hang, but this size is pretty good for your average pot.

More Macrame Plant Hanger DIYs

Once you’e mastered this, I’ve listed a few other easy DIYs you can try from other bloggers! There are some really simple ways to dress up your plant hangers, and I love how creative everyone gets. Be sure to check those out below!

  • This simple macrame plant hanger from Farmhouse on Boone is so perfect and cute. I just discovered it a few days ago and I’ve already made several!
  • This video from Rachel Colton is really informative and walks you through the whole process of making her plant hanger. I love it, because it looks so complicated and impressive, but it’s really just made with a few simple knots. Those are always my favorites!
  • Here’s a another great simple pattern that’ll help you learn another new knot!

More Easy DIYs Projects to Try

Love DIY as much as I do and want to try a few more quick projects? Here are some of my favorites from the blog:

Incredibly simple macrame plant hanger DIY



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