This simple DIY macrame plant hanger is the perfect project for a macrame beginner! Create a stylishly boho wall hanging for your favorite plant with this easy, step-by-step tutorial.
Are you looking for an easy way to add some stylish boho flair to your home?
A DIY macrame wall plant hanger is the perfect way to do it!
This project super simple for someone new to the art of macrame and looks like an expensive piece of decor.
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My assistant Amber made this macrame wall hanger as a participant in this month’s DIY Wall Art challenge and it I’m so impressed by her work!
I just love how it looks on her walls, don’t you?!
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How to Make a Macrame Wall Plant Hanger
First things first, let’s look at the best items to use for a macrame wall hanging planter diy project.
What is the best cord for macrame?
Depending on the project you’re tackling, you can use all sorts of cord for macrame – even clothesline!
I’d recommend deciding what thickness you desire (we used 4mm in this DIY macrame plant holder wall hanging tutorial) and start there.
Then decide the texture you want.
Clothesline (an alternative to macrame cord) is smoother and sleeker looking, but may be hard to tie in knots.
My favorite is the cotton cord linked up below.
What size of pot and plant do I need?
For this hanging macrame wall art, you’ll want a pot that’s about 6″ in diameter and a plant that is around 12″ tall (including the pot.)
How long does it take to make a macrame plant holder?
This macrame plant holder takes about one hour to make.
Ok, let’s get to it, shall we? 🙂
DIY Macrame Wall Plant Hanger
For a printable copy of the materials and instructions, scroll down.
DIY Macrame Plant Hanger Instructions:
STEP 1: Cut and Attach the Macrame Cord
Begin by cutting a 1′ piece of your macrame cord.
Tie this on either end of the dowel with a knot for your hanging cord.
Next, cut five 8′ strands of cord.
These will be the pieces you use to assemble your plant hanger.
Attach each piece of cord to the dowel, spacing them about 1 inch apart.
To attach them, fold the cord in half and loop it around the dowel.
Then string the ends back through the loop and pull it tight.
Repeat this with all 5 strands.
Then hang the dowel from a coat rack or hook somewhere where you can leave it hanging while you make the rest of the plant hanger.
STEP 2: Wrapping
Cut 4 strands of jute at 18 inches and one strand at 20 inches.
Then, take one strand of cord from one of the looped knots and another from the one right next to it. You will be wrapping these two pieces together using the jute.
Take a strand of the 18-inch jute and hold it where you are creating the wrap, about 3 inches from the dowel.
You want to leave a ½ inch tail on the top and the rest trailing down.
Loop the long jute tail around your pinkie finger and bring the long tail back up to the top tail.
Now, while still holding the small tail, start to wrap your long jute tail around the two strands of cord and the jute, down towards the loop.
Once you get to the bottom of your wrap, poke the remaining bit of the long tail through the loop and hold it tightly as you pull the top tail to create a knot at the bottom.
Cut off the extra of the bottom tail until it is about ¼ of an inch and pull the top tail until the bottom tail disappears.
Now cut the top tail as short as you can and tuck it into the wrap.
If you’re struggling with this step, check out this video how-to for the jute wraps.
Repeat this until you have four wraps, leaving the two outside two cords remaining.
Now you will bring the two remaining cords to the front.
Hold the two together about 6 inches from the dowel and create another, slightly longer wrap with the 20 inch strand of jute.
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STEP 3: Knotting
Now that we have done the wraps, we will create a basket out of knots to put a pot in.
Similar to the wrapping you will take one strand from one of the wrapped cords and another strand from the wrap right next to it.
To tie them in a knot, loop the cords together and then put their loose ends through the loop and pull tight.
As you pull it tight, try to make the knot end up about 8″ from the jute wraps.
Continue tying until you have 5 knots.
To create the basket effect, you will do the same thing three inches below this row of knots.
Take one strand from one knot and another from the one right next to it and make another row of knots.
STEP 4: Final Knot, Wrap and Trimming
Your wall mounted plant hanger is almost complete!
Next, take all 10 strands of cord and tie them in one large knot about 2 inches below the last row of knots.
Pull each cord tight to make sure this knot is secure, as it is the base for holding a plant.
Just as you wrapped the strands with jute at the beginning, you will do one final wrap here at the base of the knot, around all 10 strands.
Cut another strand of jute at 2 ft and follow the instructions in step 2 for this wrap.
Now trim off the extra cord to your desired fringe length.
Here you can either leave the fringe in the cord style or you can unravel the cord, adding an extra fluffy, boho flair.
Now place your plant and pot into the hanger and you’re done!
You’ve created a lovely hanging diy macrame plant holder.
Simply hang it from a nail or hook on the wall and enjoy. 🙂
I love the way the wood dowel and jute wraps look together!
As promised, here are the printable instructions:
- Cut a 1' piece of macrame cord and tie it to each end of your dowel as the hanger.
- Cut five 8' strands of cord and attach each of them to the dowel by folding them in half, wrapping them around the dowel and back through themselves. Space these at about 1" apart.
- Cut four 18" strands of jute and one 20" strand of jute.
- Wrap together the seconds strand from the left and the strand to the right of it (connecting two strands together) using the jute at about 3" below the dowel. (See this video for help with the wrap technique.)
- Continue this to the right until you have 5 jute wraps.
- Then grab the outside two strands, bring them together in the middle and wrap them with your 20" jute string.
- Next, similar to the last step, take one strand from a wrapped cord and another from the cord beside it and tie a knot with the two cords about 8" below the jute.
- Continue around until you have 5 knots.
- Now do this a second time around, placing the knots 3" below the last row of knots and making sure to tie one strand from one knot and one strand from the one next to it.
- Then, tie all 10 strands together in one large knot about 2" below the bottom row of knots.
- Lastly, use a 2' strand of jute to do a final jute wrap just below your large, bottom knot.
- Trim the cords to your desired "tassel" length and fray if you want.
- Place a pot and plan in the hanger and you're done!
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