How to Make a Hanging Macramé Plant Holder
Treat your potted plants to a simple knotted sling that's a blast from the macramé past.
Hanging planters are an easy way to bring the outside in. This DIY plant holder is so simple to make—all it requires is cord and a metal ring. Get creative with a bright cord color or choose a neutral to let the plant take center stage. For a large statement, hang three planters in the same corner at different heights for a full display.
What You Need
- 10 yards of cording, twine, or paracord
- 1-1/4" metal ring or key ring
- 6" tall ceramic planter
Step 1: Tie Strands to Ring
Cut four 90"-long cording strands and lay together in a group. Thread all the strands through the metal ring, and tie the centers of the strands to the ring.
Step 2: Section Off Strands
Split the strands into four sections of two strands each. Tie each section with an overhand knot approximately 8" below the top knot. Be sure to pull the strands tight to avoid uneven lengths between knots.
Step 3: Split Tails and Tie
Split the tails below each knot and join tails from adjacent knots with an overhand knot approximately 3–4" below the knots from Step 2. Measurements don't need to be exact, but place the knots at similar lengths for a neat finish.
Step 4: Tie All Tails Together
Group all tails together and knot them with a large overhand knot that will hold the planter in place. Trim tails to desired length based on design preference.
Step 5: Insert Plant
Insert planter into hanger. Install a ceiling hook into desired space and hang the top ring on the hook.