How to Make a DIY Plant Hanger

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DIY Plant Hanger

Do you want to add a touch of nature to your home or office? It is time to get some greenery.  A plant hanger is the best solution. It brightens up the interior and adds some modern and minimalist features to it. Why spend a lot of money when you can make it by yourself. Making a DIY plant hanger is inexpensive and easy enough. You need just ropes, scissors and a ring. If you want something quick and simple, this is a great start for you.

A plant hanger is not only a decoration but also a creative way to keep your plants far from pets and children. Using them will help you to create a peaceful atmosphere. The plant hanger will look beautiful hanging solo or in a group. It will also be a cool housewarming gift.

These plant hangers come in various styles and shapes. Whatever you choose, it is durable and eye-catching. 

Want to make one? Go on and read how fun and easy it is to make a DIY plant hanger that is suitable for all ages at any skill level. 

Materials and Tools

  1. Macrame cord
  2. Measuring tape
  3. Scissors
  4. Plant pot
  5. Ring

Step #1 Gather Materials

Whether you want to showcase your plants inside or outside, you’ll find the ideal solution here. For making this long-lasting decor, firstly you’ll need a medium plant pot or jar to house your favorite plant. Choose your preferred type of macrame cord. It all depends on how you want the cord to look and the thickness you’d like. We enjoy working with leather, yarn, cotton thread, and other highly manipulated and tactile materials.

macrame cord

Step #2 Measure

For this project, you need four pieces of macrame cord. Each of the cords needs to be 200 cm. So get at least 8 m of cord. Make sure you have enough to complete your macrame plant hanger. Depending on the size of your planter, you may need longer cords.  

Tips and Reminders

  • The numbers vary. You can change the length as you like
  • You can choose different types of rope for the plant hanger. Polyester or jute are popular among them.
  • If you want to make a more decorative plant hanger, you can also choose colorful ropes.
  • Check if the cord is thin enough to tie knots. It will not work for this project if it is too thick.

Step #3 Cut and Knot

Cut a piece of cord about 200 cm and repeat it 7 more times. In the results, you will have eight individual cords. If you use more cords, the number of separate cords will be different. 

Fold the cords in half and loop the end through your ring. At the halfway point, knot them all together. Make this knot as near to the ring as possible. For making the knot, you need to hold the four cords about two inches from the top with your thumb and pointer finger on your left hand. To make the next steps easier, you can tape the four cords together just above where you want the knot to begin. Cut a six-inch cord and wrap it on the tape. Next, make a loop and cut the ends. If necessary, you may untie the knot and try again. 

After all, this ring will be hung from the wall or ceiling. For having an aesthetic view, you can choose a wooden ring. If you don’t have a ring you can also hang it without a ring or use a carabiner.  

Tips and Reminders

  • The numbers vary. You can change the length as you like
  • You can choose different types of rope for the plant hanger. Polyester or jute are popular among them.
  • If you want to make a more decorative plant hanger, you can also choose colorful ropes.
  • Check if the cord is thin enough to tie knots. It will not work for this project if it is too thick.
cut the knot

Step #4 Divide Into Groups and Knot

Now divide the eight cords into four groups of two. Measure 45 cm down from the ring and tie a knot by taking one cord from the first and the second group. Repeat this process with the other three groups knotting cords of the third and fourth, the fifth and sixth, the seventh and eighth groups. 

Tips and Reminders

  • It’s better to practice the knots before starting the project, otherwise, you will really get confused.
  • The sizes of the plant hanger can be different depending on the size of your planter.
  • If each knot is not at the same level, your hanger will be uneven.

Step #5 Repeat the Process

When you made groups and tied the cords, it is time to repeat the process but this time with a slight difference. Don’t knot together each pair. Measure 13 cm down from the main knots you just tied. Take one cord from the second group and one cord from the third one and make a knot.  Repeat this process with the other three groups. Make a knot with the cords of the third and fourth group, the fifth and sixth, the seventh and eighth. 

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macrame hanging pot

Step #6 Make a Final Knot

About 15 cm down the set of knots, make a large knot with all 8 cords by looping each other and pulling them. Either keep the ends or trim them as you like. You can always create a beautiful design by wrapping colorful threads and beads around the leftover cord. 

Tips and Reminders

  • Make sure, your knot is neither too tight nor too loose, otherwise, the project will come undone and the planter will fall.
  • Between the spaces of the knots, you can add some decorative details, like wooden beads on your plant hanger to make it more attractive and stunning.

Step #7 Hang the Pot

Choose the pot or jar and place it carefully on the DIY plant hanger. Find the suitable place you want to hang your planter. Next, drive a nail to the wall or ceiling and hang the plant pot from the hook. You can also work on the plant pot while it is hanging. In this case, you will hang it from the wall or ceiling and then tie the cords.

Now a DIY plant hanger is ready and it is time to enjoy the view.

Tips and Reminders

  • Make sure the hook is safe. 
  • You can test the hook before mounting the hanger.

how to make a plant hanger

Now Is Your Turn

Decorating your home with a DIY plant hanger is a great idea. It is another way to add greenery to your kitchen, living room or maybe office. You can find this type of plant hanger in the markets but it will cost a lot of money. Instead, you can make it by yourself in an inexpensive and simple way. What you need are cords, scissors and a ring. Play around with colors and cord types in different thicknesses to make various looks. Once you make this plant hanger, you will want to make some more.

Haven’t you tried the macrame plant hanger yet? Impress everyone by creating this amazing DIY plant hanger and share the results with us.

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