It’s been a long time coming since I’ve wanted to try my hands at making a DIY Macramé Plant Hanger. I mean, HOW CUTE ARE THEY?! I used to make lanyard bracelets as a kid, so how tough could it be? The goal: go for simple and boho chic.
So, if you’re anything like me wondering how to make a macramé plant hanger, you’ve come to the right place, ’cause this is a quick and easy guide!! The best part, it’s a ten minute DIY.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
Swag Hook (use of screws or anchor depends on weight)
Power Drill / Drill Bit
Elbow Grease 💪🏻
Decide the length of your macrame hanger. Consider positioning and ceiling height. I cut 45-inch and 55-inch cord lengths resulting in 32-inch and 42-inch long macrame hangers respectively. This length will vary depending on your planter’s size.
Cut six cords at your desired length. Loop in the center and knot. Fasten the loop to a sturdy structure and pull taut.
Position your planter against the loose cords to determine where the row of secondary, smaller knots will be. Grab two close cords at a time and carefully knot at the desired spot.
Position the planter once more to determine where the large bottom knot will be tied. Carefully knot and pull taut so as to not disturb the positioning of your smaller knots. Use scissors to cut a seamless line on the hanger’s tail.
Grab your swag hooks. Keep in mind the weight of your macrame plant hanger (and soil and plant, too!). Follow the outlined instructions to determine whether to use screws or anchors in the ceiling.
For screws, use a drill bit slightly smaller than the screw. For anchors, use a drill bit wide enough to squeeze the butterfly anchor in. Screw in by hand and hang!
If it’s a jungle that you seek and floor space is a high commodity, you’ve got yourself a world of greenery before you. Fly free my fellow hoarderculturalists!!