How to make a macrame plant hanger – to add greenery to your home

By the end of this 'how to' you will have made one of these lovely plant hangers!

The 70s knot is hot once more, with macramé plant hangers all over Instagram.

Learn how to make your own simple DIY macrame plant hanger. This simple project is a fun way to add more greenery and life to your space.

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How to make a macrame plant hanger

macrame plant hanger with spider plant in pot hanging from wall

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To get started, you’ll need the following materials:

  • 4 x 2m cords
  • 2 x 50cm cord
  • 1 x wooden ring

1. Create the wrapped knot

Fold the 4 x 2m length cords evenly in half and thread the wooden ring to the centre point.

hand holding purple cord in wooden ring

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Take a 50cm piece of cord and make a loop at one end. Hold the loop against the longer lengths, close to the ring and with the loop facing down.

hand holding purple cord in wooden ring

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Wind the longer end of the looped cord around the bunch, starting at the top and working down.

hand holding purple cord in wooden ring

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2. Make the basket

Hang your hanger back on the rail.

purple cord hanging on s shaped hanger with wooden ring

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Take 2 cords, adjacent to one another and tie a knot approximately halfway down from the wrapped knot.

purple colour cord with knot wrapped

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Repeat this with each pair of adjacent cords lengths.

wooden scale with three purple cords

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Now make another row of knots approximately 12cm away from the first set of knots. This time tie the alternate pairs of cord.

hand holding purple cord with knots tied

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You’ll see the basket starting to take shape!

3. Finish it off!

Repeat the wrapped knot 12cm below the bottom row of knots using the remaining 50cm piece of cord.

hand holding purple colour cord with wrapped knots

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Now, try out a plant and pot in the basket, making sure the plant and pot sit straight and all your knots are even.

hand cutting purple cord with wrapped knots

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Trim the hanging cord at the bottom and any excess cord on the wrapped knots.

hand holding hanger with wooden ring tied to macrame plant hanger

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You have made yourself a lovely new plant hanger!

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Deputy Editor

Jennifer is the Deputy Editor (Digital) for Homes & Gardens online. Prior to her current position, she completed various short courses a KLC Design School, and wrote across sister brands Ideal Home, LivingEtc, 25 Beautiful Homes, Country Homes & Interiors, and Style at Home.