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Macrame Plant Hanger For Beginners

Learn to make your very own macrame plant hanger. This simple macrame plant hanger for beginners is a great first project for anyone just starting out doing macrame.

macrame plant hanger with plant hanging on wall next to cow picture

New to the art of macrame? Learn to macrame with these 4 basic macrame knots.

Welcome to day 1 of 30 days of macrame! Each day for the next 30 days I’ll be showing you how to make a new macrame project. Most projects can be completed in an hour or less.

Today I’m going to show you how to make a simple macrame plant hanger.

This was the very first thing I made when I first started doing macrame. Now it’s an obsession and my hubby is wondering what the heck I need with all these macrame plant hangers. Silly guy…I could be buying shoes, hahaha!

I have tried other crafts and had finally given up on being crafty. A particularly nasty cut with scissors while trying to make a Christmas tree ornament (true story) was the final straw.

Until I was scrolling through Instagram one evening and started seeing some macrame posts.

I remembered macrame from my Girl Scout camp days and I thought this might just be something I can do. So I ordered some string and some rings and I was on my way.

Here is what you will need to make your plant hanger

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macrame string, brass ring, and scissors

Let’s make a macrame plant hanger

Cut 6- 15′ lengths of cotton macrame rope.

Feed them through the gold ring until the ends meet evenly.

6 macrame strings on a gold ring

Cut a 10″ piece of string and tie around the 6 strings using a gathering knot. This will keep your plant hanger in place on the ring.

start of a macrame plant hanger with gold ring and gathering knot

Separate the strings into 3 groups of 4. Be sure to group together strings that are next to each other.

Start tying square knots in the first section of 4 strings.

Continue tying square knots down approximately 10″

square knots one arm of the simple macrame plant hanger

You can watch my video on how to make a square knot if you don’t know how.

Tie square knots in each set of 4 strings down approximately 10″

3 plant hanger arms knotted using square knots

Next you will make the basket that will hold your plant pot. It easy to make, but a real bear to write out the instructions. I made a quick video for you instead.

Once you complete the basket you gather all the strings together and tie one big knot.

bottom of the macrame plant hanger showing how the bottom is done

That’s it! Put your plant in it and hang it up!

White pot with plant hanging in macrame
full length view of plant hanger with plant
macrame plant hanger with plant hanging on wall next to cow picture

Be sure to let me know how your plant hanger turns out in the comments below, or tag on Instagram or Facebook!

Happy Knotting,


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white pot with plant hanging in a macrame plant hanger image to pin to pinterest

Chantal Leblanc

Tuesday 2nd of February 2021

Hello Pam! How long I have to take cords to do each project? Do I take 2X the lenght, 3 X the lenght or more. Thank you and sorry for my bad english.

Thursday 4th of February 2021

Hi Chantal! I usually do at least 3X the length on a project.


Sunday 1st of March 2020

Great instructional. Sometimes craft videos move so quickly that I get lost in the directions. This was the perfect temp so I don't get so confused. I can't wait to try it.

Thanks, Pam

Sunday 1st of March 2020

Thanks! They really are easy to make!!