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.
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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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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.
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.
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″
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″
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.
That’s it! Put your plant in it and hang it up!
Be sure to let me know how your plant hanger turns out in the comments below, or tag on Instagram or Facebook!
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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.
Sunday 1st of March 2020
Thanks! They really are easy to make!!