How to Make an Easy Macrame Plant Hanger

By using basic supplies from the hardware store, you can make this easy macrame hanger to display your favorite houseplant. This project can be adjusted to fit any planter, and since the rope is polyester, you can also hang this project outdoors.
Macrame Plant Hanger

Macrame Plant Hanger

Using all supplies from the hardware store, make this easy hanger to display your favorite plant.

Materials Needed:

  • 1/4" white twisted polyester rope
  • (3) colors of thinner (1/32") polyester rope
  • scissors
  • (1) screw hook
  • (1) carabiner

Cut Rope

Cut the rope into four sections of 25' each.

Macrame Plant Hanger

Macrame Plant Hanger

Cut the rope into 4 sections of 25’ each.

Thread Through Carabiner

Thread each section through the carabiner. Place the carabiner in the center of the ropes. Fold the ropes in half, creating 8 strands.

Macrame Plant Hanger

Macrame Plant Hanger

Thread each section through the carabiner. Place the carabiner in the center of the ropes. Fold the ropes in half, creating 8 strands

Add Colorful Rope + Wrap

Cut a 20" piece of rope in your first color. Tie around all 8 strands and wrap until there is a few inches of colorful rope left, then tie off.

Add More Colorful Rope

Repeat step 3 with a few colors of thin rope, creating a fun stripe pattern.

Tie Rope Into Knots

Separate the 8 strands of rope into 4 groups of 2. Tie each group of 2 into an overhand knot. Be sure to keep the knots the same distance away from the carabiner hook. These knots will designate where the top of your planter is.

Macrame Plant Hanger

Macrame Plant Hanger

Separate the 8 strands of rope into four groups of two. Tie each group of two into an overhand knot. Be sure to keep the knots the same distance away from the carabiner hook. These knots will designate where the top of your planter is.

Add More Knots

Lay your knots down flat next to each other. Knot together the 2nd and 3rd piece of rope, the 4th and 5th pieces of rope and the 6th and 7th pieces of rope using an overhand knot. Then, knot together the 1st and 8th pieces of rope. This second set of knots will sit in the middle of your planter, so make sure the length between the first set of knots and the second set match your planter. Tip: If you're using a 10" tall pot, the space between each knot should be 5 inches.

Add Colorful Rope

Gather all 8 strands and tie a piece of colorful rope around them. Wrap the colorful rope around the white strands, creating a stripe. This is the same technique as step 3.

Create Stripes Using Colored Rope

Create a few stripes of different colored ropes.

Add Planter

Place your pot into the holder and adjust the knots around the pot.

Cut Rope

Cut the bottom of the rope under the striped section to hang as long or short as you prefer.

Add Hooks + Hang

Screw a hook into your ceiling, and showcase your new hanging planter near a window or outside on your porch.

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