How to Make a Macrame Plant Hanger: A Step-by-Step Guide
If you’re looking for a fun and creative way to display your plants, a macrame plant hanger is a great option. Not only is it an eye-catching way to showcase your greenery, but it’s also a fun and easy DIY project that you can complete in an afternoon. In this article, we’ll show you how to make a macrame plant hanger step-by-step.
Materials You’ll Need
- Macrame cord (we recommend using a 4mm cotton cord)
- A plant pot
- A wooden ring or dowel (optional).
Measure and Cut Your Macrame Cord
The first step is to measure and cut your macrame cord to the desired length. We recommend using 8 pieces of cord, each measuring around 5 feet long. You can adjust the length depending on the size of your plant pot and the length you want your plant hanger to be.
Tie a Lark’s Head Knot
Once you’ve cut your macrame cord to size, it’s time to start tying knots. The first knot you’ll need to tie is a lark’s head knot. To do this, fold one piece of cord in half and place it over your wooden ring or dowel. Then, take the two loose ends and thread them through the loop at the top of the cord, pulling it tight.
Repeat this step with the other seven pieces of cord, spacing them evenly around the wooden ring or dowel.
Start Tying Square Knots
Now it’s time to start tying square knots. Take two cords that are next to each other and tie them in a square knot. To do this, take the left cord and place it over the middle cords, then take the right cord and place it over the left cord and under the middle cords. Finally, take the right cord and pull it through the loop on the left side and pull tight.
Repeat this process with the same two cords, tying another square knot beneath the first one.
Next, take the left cord from the second knot and the right cord from the third knot and tie them together in a square knot, repeating the process until you’ve tied four square knots in total.
Repeat this process with the other pairs of cords until you’ve tied four square knots all the way around.
Continue Tying Square Knots
Now that you’ve tied four square knots, it’s time to continue tying them all the way down the cords. To do this, take the left cord from one pair and the right cord from the next pair and tie them in a square knot. Repeat this process with the same two cords, tying another square knot beneath the first one.
Repeat this process all the way down the cords until you reach the desired length for your plant hanger. We recommend tying knots every 2-3 inches.
Tie the Bottom Knot
Once you’ve reached the desired length for your plant hanger, it’s time to tie the bottom knot. The absolute simplest way to do this is to gather all of the cords together and tie them in a knot at the bottom, leaving a few inches of cord loose.
In another tutorial we’ll talk about the Chinese crown knot if you are ready for a next challenge :-)
Put Your Plant in the Pot
Now that you’ve finished tying your macrame plant hanger, it’s time to put your plant in the pot. Simply place the pot inside the hanger and adjust the cords as necessary to make sure the pot is level.
And you’re done. Now you’re ready to hang your plant hanger
Finally, it’s time to hang your new macrame plant hanger. You can hang it from a ceiling hook or a wall-mounted bracket, depending on where you want to display it. Make sure to adjust the length of the cords so that your plant is at the desired height.
Tips for Making a Macrame Plant Hanger
- If you’re new to macrame, start with a simple pattern with fewer knots.
- Use a tape measure to ensure that your knots are evenly spaced.
- If you’re using a wooden ring, make sure it’s strong enough to support the weight of your plant and pot.
- Use a pot with a drainage hole to prevent over-watering and root rot.
And that’s how you make a macrame plant hanger – easy!
Making a macrame plant hanger is a fun and easy DIY project that anyone can do. With a few basic supplies and some patience, you can create a beautiful plant hanger that adds a touch of boho style to your home decor. Remember to take your time and enjoy the process, and soon enough, you’ll have a lovely new home for your favourite plants.
Macrame Plant Hanger Design Ideas
And as a bonus, here are some more macramé plant hanger ideas if you are looking for variations, but still want to keep it simple and want to stick to an easy to make macrame plant hanger.
One Idea is to wrap colored yarn around your rope, and replace your Lark’s Head Knot with this technique. Stick to a restrained color palette of hues you can find in your room, so that your plant hanger would help tie the colors of your room further together.
Idea #2: Add interesting colored wooden or metal balls to your work. The sky is the limit. as to how you apply this: so, you could string them as you’re making your macrame plant hanger. Or you could add them to the macrame cord at the end and tie a simple knot.
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