How to Make a Macrame Plant Hanger

Knotted plant hangers are making a comeback. Make your own stylish hanger with a few simple materials. 
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Macrame Plant Hanger

Macrame plant hangers are a simple and stylish way to display your houseplants.

Supplies

You will need jute twine, wood beads, a 2-inch metal ring and scissors. This planter will hold a 6-inch pot.

Cut the Twine

Cut four sections of twine measuring 12 feet each. Line the cut twine together, then fold it in half. This will give you 8 strands that are 6 feet long. Grab the 2-inch metal ring.

Tie a Lark's Head Knot, Step 1

To tie a lark's head knot, pass the loops through the 2-inch metal ring.

Tie a Lark's Head Knot, Step 2

Pull the loop through the ring and lay the "loop" behind the straight cords.

Tie a Lark's Head Knot, Step 3

Pull the long ends through the loops while holding the ring. Adjust the twine until they lay flat. Pull the ends tight to form the lark's head knot.

Cut Another Length of Twine

Cut another section of twine, 12 inches long. Hold onto one end with your thumb and press it against the base of the lark's head knot.

Wrap the Twine

Wrap the foot-long piece of twine around the base of the top knot. Go over the starter end that you are holding down with your thumb. Continue wrapping for about 1 inch.

Secure the Wrap

Once you have finished wrapping the twine for about an inch form the base of the lark's head knot, leave a tail of at least 2 inches of twine. Take the tail end and pass it up through the wrapped section of twine. Both ends will be at the top. Pull the two ends tight and then trim them.

Separate Into Sections

Separate the twine into two sections of four strings.

Begin a Square Knot

The two strings in the middle are the archor cords. Begin by laying the left tying cord over the anchor cords.

Square Knot, Part 2

Pass the right tying cord over the top of the left tying cord. Then, pass the right tying cord under the anchor cords and through the loop formed by the left tying cord.

Pull the Knot Tight

Pull on both tying cords to tighten the knot.The is the completed first half knot.

Repeat on the Other Side

You will need to tie the same knot on the opposite side. Start by passing the right tying cord over the anchor cords. Pass the left tying cord over the top of the right tying cord. Pass the left tying cord under the anchor cords and through the loop formed by the right tying cord. Pull on both tying cords to tighten the knot.

Continue Tying Square Knots

Continues tying the square knots for about 8 inches. If you get confused and forget what side you are suppose to lead off with, remember that it's always the side with the "bump." Start the next knot with the side that has the bump on it.

Add Knots to the Other Side

Continue the macrame square knot until it reaches 8 inches long on the other side.

Tie the Basket

Once both sides of the knotted cords are done, line them side by side. There should be 4 strings at the end of each knotted cord. Bring the two inside strings together.  About 4 inches down form the knotted cords, tie a know with the two strings in the middle. 

Add a Bead

Slide one of your wooden beads onto the two strings you just knotted. Secure the bead in place by tying another knot right below the bead.

Repeat With More Beads

Tie the other cords together. Remember to tie the two strings closest together. Tie the knot first, slide a bead, then tie another knot to secure. Once the beads are in, tie another knot about 2 inches down on the next two adjoining strings, slide on a bead and secure with a knot. Repeat around.

Knot the Bottom

Once the basket is complete, tie one large know with all the strings 2 inches from the the last set of beads. Carefully insert your plant and hang!

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