How to make a macrame plant hanger

Learn how to make your own macrame plant hanger with our easy step-by-step tutorial. Ideal for brightening up indoor spaces or prettifying the front porch.

macrame plant hanger

Dangle potted succulents in 70’s neon? Yes please. Fill your home with green goodness and add your own crafty touch with our tutorial. We’ll teach you how to make a macrame plant hanger that is bound to brighten up indoor spaces or prettify your front porch. They’re great for those of you who love plants but have no windowsills or shelf space left! Use our how to make a macrame plant hanger tutorial and whip up a bunch of hangers for you and all your friends. Plants always make the best gifts.

This tutorial uses a few different macrame knots. If you need more help with these knots check out our basic macrame knots guide and pick up some extra advice with our 5 macrame for beginners tips. We promise these macrame plant hangers look more difficult than they actually are!

How to make a macrame plant hanger

You will need:

• Wooden pole ring (28mm)
• Neon pink yarn
• Tape measure
• Scissors
Plant pot

How to make a macrame plant hanger

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You Will Need

  • Wooden pole ring
  • Yarn, Neon pink
  • Tape measure
  • Scissors
  • Plant pot

Total time:

Step 1

macrame plant hanger step 1

Cut four pieces of neon pink yarn measuring 2m each. Fold them in half and take the folded end through the pole ring. Next take the other end through the yarn loop and pull tightly. You now have eight strands of yarn.

Step 2

macrame plant hanger step 2

Separate the strands into four sections, with two strands per section. Tie one section into a knot about 35cm (13¾”) down from the pole ring. Repeat with the other three sections.

Step 3

macrame plant hanger step 3

Now pair off the left strand from one section with the right strand from the next section. Tie these strands together 10cm (4”) below the previous knot. Repeat with the other three sections.

Step 4

macrame plant hanger step 4

Repeat step 3 one more time, leaving 8cm (3⅛”) distance between the knots.

Step 5

macrame plant hanger step 5

Tie all the strands together at the base of where the plant pot will be. Cut off the excess yarn to get an even tassel. Then carefully place the plant pot inside the holder and hang it up on a hook. Your basic macrame plant hanger is finished!


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How to make a macrame plant hanger