How to Make Macramé Plant Holders

The DIY experts at HGTV Magazine created this summer project you may have enjoyed as a kid—now with grown-up style.

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Photo by: Alison Gootee

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Materials Needed:

Step 1

You’ll need four equal-length pieces of macramé cord for each plant hanger. Loop the cords through a wood ring and fold the cords in half so eight strands hang down (four on each side). Tightly tie a piece of string around the top of the cords, below the ring, to hold them in place while you tie the knots.

Step 2

Take two neighboring cords and tie them together about halfway down using a Josephine knot (if you’re not familiar with it, check out an online how-to). Repeat with the other cords to tie four knots total.

Step 3

Take one piece of cord from two neighboring knots and tie them together about four inches down, using a Josephine knot. Repeat with the other cords to tie three more knots.

Step 4

Set a planter inside the net the knots have made and gather the remaining cords underneath. Tightly tie the cords with a piece of string.

Step 5

Wrap colored string at the top and bottom in various colors as shown and tie with knots to secure.

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