If you follow home decor trends (or just love to add something different or vintage to your home), then a textile and macrame project is a perfect project to try. If you think they are a nod to the 70’s, you are right but this macrame project is fresh and fun. And it will make a great addition to your home.
Today I have a quick and easy DIY macrame plant hanger to show you that can be customized by color and size. It’s also a new way to display plants instead of just putting them on a shelf or plant stand. Here’s how to make a DIY Macrame Plant Hanger.
- 50 feet of cotton or polyester clothesline
- Tape measure
- Plant in a small pot or bowl
- Small metal ring
- Cup hook and anchor (Optional for hanging from the ceiling)
Open the clothesline and fold it in half three times so you have eight strands of clothesline of equal lengths. One end will have all of the ends still connected, and the other will have two looped ends and the two open ends of the clothesline.
At the end of the length of the clothesline that has the two open ends, cut the two loops so you are left with eight ends of clothesline and no loops on this side. This leaves you with four long pieces of clothesline that are folded in half. String the metal ring onto all four lines. Stop at the middle fold.
Place the lines with the ring at the top on a flat surface. Your four long lines will be looped through the metal ring, giving you eight lines to work with. The middle four strands of line will not be used, they stay stationary. The other four lines will be woven to make the knots around the middle four. See the photo below and follow the directions below the picture.
- 1. Start by making a loose knot.
- 2. Tighten the knot up against the ring.
- 3. Take the left 2 lines and cross them over the middle four lines and under the two on the far right.
- 4. Take the right two lines and bring them behind the middle four and up over the loop you made from the left two lines. Pull tight and cinch up toward the ring.
Repeat this knot again several times.
Make the knot ten times and soon you’ll have a section of the clothesline that has a nice knotted pattern to it. It will also start to twist, like macrame does. this is a nice decorative look for the top of your hanger.
Use your measuring tape to measure down 10-18″ from the bottom knot. Take two of the lines and make a knot at that location. This will be the start of the main section where your plant will hang so you can make it as long or short as you like.
Do this with two lines four times so you have four knots.
Below these knots, make another set of knots.Measure down about 4-6 inches for the next series of knots. This time use one line from one set of knots, and one from an adjacent set of knots. Repeat this three times.
After that, take all of the eight lines together and make one large knot about 4-6 inches below the second set of knots. This will be where the bottom of your pot will sit in the hanger.
Trim the ends below the large knot. Feel free to fray the ends to create a tassel or add some beads if you want more pizzazz.
Add your favorite plant and hang it from the ceiling using an anchor and large cup hook or other ceiling hanger.
A fun part of making these is that you can find clothesline or rope in many different colors and you can make these in different lengths and sizes to accommodate different plants.
I hope you get to make one soon and enjoy bringing an old design into your home! Come see what I’ve been up to at Decor Adventures.