The Art of Macrame Plant Hangers: Adding Beads for Whimsical Charm

Do you believe that macrame plant hangers are just simple accessories? Think again! They can be the epitome of style and sophistication, especially when adorned with delightful wooden beads. Embrace the beauty of macrame and witness the transformation of your indoor garden. Discover step-by-step instructions on how to create an enchanting macrame plant hanger with beads that will surely captivate the eyes of your guests.

Essential Supplies

To embark on this creative journey, gather these supplies:

  • 5mm cotton rope – 132 feet
  • 85mm wooden ring
  • 12 25mm wooden spacer beads
  • Scissors
  • Painters’ tape

Step 1 – The Wrapped Knot

Begin by cutting eight pieces of rope, each measuring 16 feet in length. To prevent fraying, tape all the rope ends. Next, drape the rope bundle onto a wooden ring, ensuring that the ends fall evenly on each side. With a 30-inch piece of rope, create a Wrapped Knot around the bundle, as depicted in the photo below.

Macrame Plant Hanger

Step 2 – Square Knot Sennits

Now, observe the mesmerizing transformation unfold. You should see 16 cords gracefully hanging from the wooden ring. Utilizing four adjacent cords, skillfully craft a Square Knot. Continue by forming a vertical chain of Square Knots, one after another, until you have a total of six Square Knots. Behold the Square Knot Sennit, demonstrated in the captivating photo below. Repeat this process to create a second sennit with four new strands. Continue until you have four sennits, each composed of a chain of six Square Knots.

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Macrame Plant Hanger

To add textural interest, let’s adorn the bottom of each sennit with a final Square Knot and a wooden bead. Begin by tying the first step of a Square Knot, then pass the two middle cords through a spacer bead. Finally, complete the Square Knot to secure the bead in place. Repeat this process for the bottom of each of the four sennits.

Move approximately 4 inches down and repeat the entire process, creating another sennit comprising six Square Knots and adding a seventh Square Knot with a wooden bead.

Now, skip another 4 inches and create one complete Square Knot. Thread the middle two cords through a wooden spacer bead, then form a second complete Square Knot. Witness the harmony of art and nature in the photo below.

Macrame Plant Hanger

Step 3 – Crafting the Basket

Now that you have completed most of the decorative steps, it’s time to form the basket that will cradle your beloved flower pot. Take two individual cords from just below the last Square Knot and two cords from just below an adjacent Square Knot. Connect them to form a Square Knot Sennit, as demonstrated in the photo below. Continue this process around the circumference of the pot, forming a total of four sennits.

Approximately 6 to 8 inches below the sennits, gather the ropes together and create a Wrapped Knot. You may trim the tassel to your desired length.

Macrame Plant Hanger

Congratulations! You have successfully crafted a stunning macrame plant hanger with beads. However, the possibilities are endless. Imagine the beauty that brightly colored beads and a matching flower pot could bring. Let your creativity soar and don’t forget to share your masterpieces with me. Trust me, I’d love to see them.

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Macrame Plant Hanger