I think I've caught a "macrame" bug since the first macrame that I made a few weeks ago. I just simply love it! This week I decided to make a simple macrame plant hanger. If you've never tried it, I really encourage you to try it out! You might fall in love with the process!
This macrame plant hanger is so simple and easy to make, it probably took me 30 mins from start to finish.
I was inspired by the one I saw at Anthropologie, which cost almost $80. Whattt? The full cost of mine is no more than $3. I buy this 4mm cotton cord in rolls of 220 yard and I used just a fraction from it to make this hanger.
Watch a video of how I made this simple macrame plant hanger HERE
Time spent: 30 mins
You could go a bit fancy and add these cool metal rings on the top, but I was so eager to start that didn't want to wait for one to arrive. Talking about patience here, haha
To make this simple macrame plant hanger you need to know only 2 types of knots. The first one is a loop knot, the other one is familiar since last time, the square knot. And also you'd make a half square knot, which makes this cute little wave, but it's technically just an unfinished square knot.
- 4 mm cotton cord
- a hook for the ceiling
1. First, we need to cut 6 ropes, 12 feet each. My simple macrame planter came out to be 2.5' long. If you want to make a longer one, you'd need a longer rope. Also, if you want to make a longer version, but with 4 parts, you'd need to add 2 more ropes (12" each).
2. When you have all your ropes together, find the middle and fold it, create a loop knot.
3. Divide your ropes into 3 parts (4 cords each) and make square knots. Mine are probably 5in in length.
4. You need to skip about 8" inches (I used scissors to determine the length of the gap) and start making half square knots. It will start folding in, creating a nice-looking string. I'd continue for about 4".
5. The next step is to repeat the same half square knot for 2", skipping about 4-5 in between.
6. I measured the planter and made square knots in the middle, but combining ropes from different sides. After that, I took the planter pot, put it in, and measured how much rope I'll need to finish it off. When I determined my "bottom point", I took off the planter and made a loop knot in the bottom.
And you are done!
It's simple and beautiful and I'm so happy with the way it turned out! I might have to get a different plant since this one doesn't hang as much as I'd like it to.
So here we go, now you can go and make a simple macrame plant hanging for $3, instead of buying one for almost $100.
Good luck and if you make one, share it with me! I love to see your creations.
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IF YOU LIKE THIS PROJECT, YOU ALSO MIGHT LIKE:
This unique macrame wall hanging tutorial
DIY key/letters organizer from scraps
Or quick easy project – these boho clay coasters
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