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16 Easy DIY Macrame Plant Hanger Ideas

Looking for plant hanger inspiration? Here are 16 beginner-friendly macrame plant hanger ideas to inspire you to make your own.

image collage of six easy macrame plant hanger ideas

Plant hangers are one of the most popular macrame projects for beginners. They are easy to make, you can finish a plant hanger in about 30 minutes, and they can be used anywhere in your home.

I have made so many plant hangers that I had to buy more plants. That’s not a bad thing because I love plants, but eventually, I started giving them as gifts.

Hanging a plant gives it more space to grow, you can place the plant hanger in front of a window easily, and a plant in a plant hanger is safe from young children and pets. And let’s be real, macrame plant hangers are just really cool!

What’s the best cord to use for a macrame plant hanger?

The cord you use will depend on where you plan to use it.

  • Macrame rope – 3 cotton strands twisted around each other to make a sturdy rope for plant hangers. Best use for indoor plants.
  • Macrame cord – 6 strands braided together, like a clothesline. Great for indoor or outdoor use.
  • Paracord – made from nylon it’s strong and ideal for outdoor plants.

What size cord should be used for a plant hanger?

I recommend using macrame cord or rope that is 3mm -5mm. The bigger your pot, the thicker you will want your cord to be.

How many cords are needed for a macrame plant hanger?

You will want a minimum of 8 cords to make a basic plant hanger. You can use more cords as the design you wish to create gets more elaborate.

Macrame Plant Hanger Ideas

1. Macrame Plant Hanger For Beginners

easy macrame plant hanger idea with plant

This plant hanger was my very first macrame project. It took several attempts to get it right, but it fueled my love of macrame. Made with a 3mm cotton cord and square knots, it’s one of the easiest macrame plant hanger ideas to make. Make this plant hanger with the step-by-step tutorial.

2. No Ring Macrame Plant Hanger DIY

macrame plant hanger made without a ring laying on glass table

You don’t have to make every plant hanger with a wood or metal ring. This plant hanger uses 4mm braided cotton cord and square knots to make the hanging loop. It’s a fun accent and gives the plant hanger a modern look. Make yours with this tutorial.

3. Simple Two-toned Plant Hanger DIY

two-toned plant hanger hanging in front of cutting boards

Incorporate two colors into your macrame plant hanger design. The two-tone color scheme adds an eye-catching look to make a plant hanger stand out in your space. Made with square knots, this is an easy beginner plant hanger DIY anyone can make. Choose any colors to make yours with this tutorial.

4. Simple DIY Macrame Plant Hanger from Persialou

macrame plant hanger using a gold ring

The gold hoop isn’t used to hang it; it’s used as a modern design element for this plant hanger. Made with square knots and a simple knot to complete the plant basket, it’s an excellent project for beginners! The tutorial to make this plant hanger can be found here.

5. Jute Plant Hanger DIY from Ideas for the Home by Kenarry

Plant hanger made with jute

Jute is a good material to use to make outdoor plant hangers. No hanging ring is needed for this project; you can make it as long as you want to accommodate where you want to hang it. Simple knots are used to construct this plant hanger and you can find the tutorial to make yours here.

6. Mini Plant Hanger from Dwell Beautiful

Mini macrame plant hanger with succulent in small pot

How cute is this mini plant hanger?! Small plant hangers are perfect for succulents and can be hung anywhere in your home. In the kitchen, the bathroom, or a teen girl’s bedroom for a fun decor accent. Make multiples and hang them in a group. Tutorial here.

7. Macrame Plant Hanger with Beads from Farmhouse Made

plant hanger with beads

Beads are an easy accent to add to a plant hanger, giving it more texture. Add as many beads as you want to customize your plant hanger. See how to add beads to a plant hanger with this tutorial.

8. Easy Beginner Plant Hanger from House on Longwood Lane

terra cotta colored plant hanger

Use colored macrame string to match other decor accents in your home. Macrame cord comes in all different colors and I love that this one matches the terra cotta pots. Learn how to make this plant hanger here.

9. Hanging Planter from Two Feet First

Macrame hanging planters with metal bowl plant pots

Jute with black metal planters looks great in any space. These hanging planters have a modern, organic look that is very trendy right now. See how to make these plant hangers and the pots in this tutorial.

10. Beaded Macrame Plant Hanger from First Day of Home

macrame plant hanger with beads hanging outdoors

Framing beads in a plant hanger is easy with square knots. It will keep your beads in place and keep them from moving up and down. Spiral knots give this plant hanger movement and interest making it a great addition to any space. Tutorial to make this plant hanger here.

11. Macrame T-shirt Plant Hanger from A Beautiful Mess

plant hanger made using an old t-shirt

I love this plant hanger idea! T-shirt material is ideal for macrame and recycling an old t-shirt is great for the planet. Grab an old favorite t-shirt and see the tutorial to make your own.

Related: Macrame Wall Hanging with T-shirt Fringe

12. Colorful DIY Plant Hanger from Kaleidoscope Living

three macrame plant hangers with color blocked top and bottom

If you love color, this macrame plant hanger idea is for you. Color blocking in fun colors is added as gathering knots on the top and bottom of this plant hanger. Pick your favorite colors and make your own with this tutorial.

13. Air Plant Macrame Plant Hanger from Lia Griffith

macrame air plant plant hanger with clay "pots"

Air plants are super easy to care for and don’t require soil or a pot to survive. This fun air plant hanger uses clay for air plants to sit on and the simple spiral macrame hanger is easy to make to hang them from. Tutorial to make your own here.

14. Macrame Plant Hanger with a Thrifted Vase from DIY Mommy

macrame plant hanger with glass planter

Spiral knots and square knots are combined in this plant hanger which is easy for beginners. A thrifted glass vase is used instead of a regular plant pot, making for a fun, whimsical look for any space. Tutorial to make this plant hanger here.

15. Macrame Plant Hanger Wall Hanging from Joyful Derivatives

wall hanging plant hanger

You can hang plant hangers on the wall! This plant hanger is started on a piece of wood, and jute accents add interest to the design. Make your own with this tutorial.

16. Gold Ring Plant Hanger from Lia Griffith

macrame plant hanger ideas with gold hoop

Rings don’t have to be used just for hanging your plant hanger. A gold hoop is used to create where your plant will sit. Add a fun color for the gathering knots at the top and bottom of your plant hanger. Tutorial here to make your own.

Which plant hanger will you make first? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy knotting!

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Wednesday 3rd of January 2024

This is awesome thank you for sharing your gifts and talents.....


Monday 19th of February 2024

Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed and can't wait to see what you make!