Create a Stunning Macrame Plant Hanger with This Step-by-Step Tutorial

Are you eager to make a macrame plant hanger that looks sophisticated yet easy to create? Look no further! This DIY wall hanging plant holder is the perfect project for both beginners and experienced knot enthusiasts. Using square knots, this design is elegant, decorative, and embodies that boho-chic vibe you’re after.

Macrame Plant Hangers: The Perfect Beginner Project

Plant hangers are an excellent choice for those new to macrame. They are smaller in size, meaning you can complete them relatively quickly. Plus, they offer an opportunity to practice various knots and techniques. Once finished, you’ll have a stunning piece of DIY home decor adorning your space.

If you’re looking for more macrame plant hanger tutorials, there are plenty of options to explore. Check out the Macrame Terrarium Hanger tutorial or try your hand at the Crazy Easy Macrame Plant Hanger with Fringe.

To create this macrame plant hanger, you’ll need some luxurious rust-colored macrame rope. Rust, mustard, and teal are currently trending colors, so you’ll be right on point with this choice. You can find the exact cord I used in the supply list below.

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Supplies You’ll Need

  • 4 mm twisted cotton macrame rope (12 pieces, each measuring 165 inches long)
  • 1″ diameter wooden dowel (36 inches long, you’ll learn how to cut it down)
  • Craft glue
  • Sharp scissors
  • 6″ Flowerpot and a plant

Before we dive into the tutorial, make sure you have all the necessary supplies close at hand. Now, let’s get creative!

Step 1: Attaching the Cords to the Dowel

Start by folding each cord in half and attaching them to the dowel using larks head knots. This will serve as the foundation for your macrame plant hanger.

Step 2: Tying the Square Knot Diamond Pattern

The diamond pattern is the highlight of this macrame plant hanger. It’s created using square knots, which are surprisingly simple to master. Follow along with the pictures or watch the video tutorial for a visual guide.

  • The first row consists of square knots, skipping the first two and last two cords on each side.
  • For the second row, alternate the knotting pattern from the first row.
  • Repeat the alternating pattern for the third and fourth rows, creating a diamond shape.
  • The fifth and sixth rows continue the alternating pattern, with one square knot on each side.
  • To create the center diamond, tie a top center square knot about an inch and a half down, then continue tying diagonal square knots in a triangle shape.
  • Tie four square knots in the center to complete the diamond shape.
  • Create the little diamonds by tying four square knots on each side under the first diamond, then repeat the center diamond shape, connecting it to the first one.
  • The second diamond’s top square knot should be the bottom square knot of the first diamond, ensuring they are connected.
  • Finish the rest of the diamond shape according to the pattern.
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Step 3: Making the Plant Holder Section

To create the plant holder section, follow these steps:

  • Grab the two outside cords on either side and flip them so that the outside cord goes over the inside cord.
  • Tie a square knot approximately seven inches from the previous outermost square knots.
  • Repeat this process for the next two cords on either side, measuring seven inches from the back square knots and three inches from the front square knot.
  • Repeat these steps on each side to complete the plant holder section.

Step 4: Tying a Wrapping Knot to Finish

To complete the macrame plant hanger, tie a wrapping knot around three inches down from the last two square knots. You can opt for five wraps or more, depending on your preference. Trim the ends and tuck them in for a neat finish.

Step 5: Cutting Down the Dowel & Sanding

To prepare the dowel, follow these steps:

  • Use a hacksaw to cut the dowel to your desired size.
  • Mark the spot where you want to cut and carefully saw along the mark. Take your time and avoid applying too much pressure.
  • Once you’ve cut halfway through on one side, rotate the dowel and repeat the process. Continue this around the dowel until it is fully cut. Repeat on the other side if needed.
  • Use sandpaper to smooth the ends and edges of the dowel.

Step 6: Attaching the Hanger

To attach the hanger, use a constrictor knot. For detailed instructions, refer to the video tutorial. Glue the excess cord from the hanger to the back of the dowel for a clean and secure finish.

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Finished!

Congratulations, you’ve completed your fabulous macrame plant hanger! Place your chosen plant into the hanger and admire your handiwork as it adorns your wall.

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Macrame wall plant hanger