How to Make A Macramé Plant Hanger

Plant hanger

Macramé, the art of knotting rope, is a trendy way to make your own boho-chic inspired plant hangers. It’s a trend that’s been resurrected from the 70s and it’s even better than before. If you’re a plant lover, you’ll love the way these hangers will put your plants on display both indoors and outdoors.

Making your first DIY macramé plant hanger is a project that may seem daunting at first, but once you’ve learned the basics, it’s actually quite easy! Today, we’ll show you how to make a macramé plant hanger using basic knots and patterns.

Here are the three types of basic knots we’ll be using in the tutorial:

  • Square knot

  • Half square knot or spiral knot

  • Loop knot

We’ll go over each type of knot during the video, but if you’d like more practice with these before you get started check out this helpful tutorial on basic macramé knots.


  • 8 pieces of 15 foot long cotton cord (3.1mm thick)

  • 2” brass ring

  • 2 pieces of 5 foot rope


How to Make a Macramé Plant Hanger: Video Tutorial

In this video, we’ll show you how to create a simple macramé plant hanger that will help you showcase your favorite hanging plants and put them on display.

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How to create a macramé plant hanger:

  1. Gather all 8 pieces of cord, fold in half and loop through the ring.

  2. Using your 5 foot long piece of string, tie a loop knot right below the ring.

  3. Take four strands and tie a square knot. Repeat 6 times.

  4. Repeat this pattern with the next group of 4 cords, and repeat for the remaining cords.

  5. Leave a 2 ½ inch gap and tie a half square knot.

  6. Repeat until you’ve created a 5 inch spiral.

  7. Repeat this pattern for the remaining knot groups.

  8. Leave a 6 inch gap and create a crossover square knot using the 2 right cords from your first group and the 2 left cords from the adjacent group.

  9. Repeat for the remaining knot groups.

  10. Leave 6 inch gap and create another crossover square knot by alternating the cords from the previous step.

  11. Leave a 3 ½ inch gap and and tie a loop knot.

  12. Trim off excess cord to create a tassel finish.


Ways to Decorate Your Macramé Plant Hanger

Now that you’ve created your basic macramé plant hanger, here are two creative ways that you can spruce them up and make them your own.

Dip-Dyed Macramé Plant Hanger

Dip-dying is an easy way add a splash of color to your macramé plant hanger. Remember, the longer you keep it in the dye solution, the darker the shade will be.


Here’s how you can dip-dye your macramé plant hanger in five easy steps:

  1. Prepare dye solution according to package instructions. Be sure to use a glass jar or bowl to prevent staining. For this project, we used half a package of Rit dye in Teal.

  2. Carefully lower the plant hanger into the solution until ⅓ of the length is submerged.

  3. Loop the upper part of the plant hanger over a wooden dowel and place over the opening of the jar or bowl. This will keep the plant hanger suspended while the lower part is being dyed. Wait 30 minutes.

  4. Remove the plant hanger from the dye solution. Rinse in warm water to remove excess dye. Ring out until water runs clear.

  5. Let completely dry.


Embroidered Macramé Plant Hanger

Wrapping embroidery floss around your macramé plant hanger is another creative way to jazz it up. Create your own custom designs by using multiple colors and patterns!


We created colorful bands to decorate our macramé plant hanger, and here’s how we did it:

  1. Lay a piece of embroidery floss down, and wrap over the piece. Continue until desired length has been covered.

  2. To finish the section, cut the floss and tuck in the loose piece into the wrapped portion by using a wooden stick or toothpick.

  3. Repeat this with other colors to complete the pattern.


Creative Macramé Plant Hanger Ideas

Now that you have the basic recipe for creating your own macramé plant hanger, you’ll definitely start feeling the itch to get more creative when it comes to displaying your favorite houseplants.  That’s why we’ve gathered the 25 most creative macramé plant hanger ideas from around the web to bring out your inner plant lady and inspire your next decor project.

From using colored ropes and beads to incorporating unique materials like leather and brass, these macramé plant hanger patterns will help you create a customized look that will be sure to impress!