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.

macrame plant holder

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.

DIY Indoor Hanging Garden

What You Need

  • 10 yards of cording, twine, or paracord
  • 1-1/4" metal ring or key ring
  • 6" tall ceramic planter

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Step 1: Tie Strands to Ring

macrame strands tied around 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

overhand knots on macrame project

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

knots on hanging macrame project

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

large overhand knot in macrame

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.

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