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.

Want more DIY craft ideas? READ: How to make bunting – a fun and playful way to brighten up your space

How to make a macrame plant hanger

macrame plant hanger

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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.

macrame plant hanger

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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.

macrame plant hanger

Image credit: by-me.london – @by_me_katie

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

macrame plant hanger

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After 5 full turns, thread the end through the exposed loop and pull the other end back through from the top.

2. Make the basket

Hang your hanger back on the rail.

macrame plant hanger

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

macrame plant hanger

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Repeat this with each pair of adjacent cords lengths.

macrame plant hanger

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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.

macrame plant hanger

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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.

macrame plant hanger

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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.

macrame plant hanger

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

macrame plant hanger

Image credit: by-me.london – @by_me_katie

You have made yourself a lovely new plant hanger!

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