Discover the Beauty of Macrame: Create Your Own Air Plant Hanger

Are you looking for a delightful and straightforward macrame project to bring a touch of nature into your home? If so, you’re in luck! We’ve got an adorable DIY macrame air plant hanger pattern for you to try out. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced knotter, this project is perfect for you. In just 20 minutes, you can create a charming macrame plant hanger that will showcase your air plants beautifully.

What Makes Air Plants Special?

Air plants, also known as Tillandsia plants, have become incredibly popular lately. These low-maintenance plants don’t require soil and instead absorb nutrients through their foliage. They thrive in indirect light and come in various shapes, sizes, and colors. From tiny plants with curly leaves to larger ones with straight foliage, air plants offer a wide range of options for showcasing their natural beauty.

Explore the Possibilities: Air Plant Holders

While our macrame air plant hanger is perfect for showcasing your planty buddies, there are plenty of other creative ways to display air plants. For example, you can create wire air plant holders by bending copper wire into a spiral funnel shape or explore geometric planters with unique shapes and designs. Mason jars can also serve as excellent air plant holders by adding natural materials like pebbles and stones to create a striking home decor DIY.

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The options are endless! You can also experiment with wooden frames, hand-painted plant pots, grapevine wreaths, wooden boards, sea urchin shells, or ombre clay pots for a unique and personalized touch. Let your creativity run wild as you explore different materials and create stunning displays for your air plants.

Crafting Your Own DIY Air Plant Holder

Now it’s time to make your very own macrame air plant hanger. For this project, you’ll need some macrame cord, a wooden ring, a wooden bead, and, of course, an air plant.

Step 1: Attaching the Cords

Fold one piece of the cord in half and attach it to the bottom of the wooden ring using a lark’s head knot. Make sure not to tighten it completely. Next, pass one end of the second cord through the top of the lark’s head knot, ensuring the ends are even, and then tighten the knot. Now both pieces of cord will be securely attached to the ring.

Step 2: Creating the Top Spiral Knot Section

Start by tying 12 spiral half knots, beginning just below the lark’s head knot and working downward. These knots will form the top section of your air plant hanger.

Step 3: Making the Plant Cubby

Leave a space of about 3 to 4 inches for the air plant to rest comfortably and then tie another set of 12 spiral half knots beneath the space. This will create a snug cubby for your air plant to sit in.

Step 4: Adding the Bead

Thread the wooden bead onto all the cords using a crochet hook or a large eye needle. This bead will add a charming finishing touch to your air plant hanger.

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Step 5: Tying the Finishing Knot

Secure your hanger by tying an overhand knot just below the wooden bead.

Step 6: Trimming the Fringe

Finally, trim the fringe to your desired length, giving your air plant hanger a polished and neat look.

Enjoy Your Creation!

Congratulations! You’ve successfully crafted your very own mini macrame air plant hanger. It’s perfect for showcasing a single air plant, but if you want to hang multiple plants, simply adjust the cord length and create additional cubby holes. Let your imagination guide you as you design a stunning display for your entire air plant collection.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial. If you decide to create your own air plant hanger, please share it on Instagram and tag us @marchingnorth so we can admire your beautiful creation. Happy crafting!

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