Easy macrame plant hanger instructions

Suspending a plant from a ceiling or pergola is not complicated once you have mastered making a macrame plant hanger. Macrame is nothing but tying knots in rope or heavy twine, and will deliver a retro 1970s look to your decor. The plant hanger is expandable and can accommodate small, medium or large plants, including a plant saucer for indoor use. The macrame hanger, paired with a colourful flowering plant, would make a great housewarming gift.

Use the scissors to cut 12 pieces of twine to measure 1.2 m (4 feet) each.

Gather all twine piece ends in one hand. Form the gathered pieces into a circle, insert the twine ends in the circle and pull.

Divide the 12 pieces of twine into pairs. Make a knot in each pair 10 cm (4 inches) from the bottom knot.

Separate the twine pairs and use one piece of twine from two adjoining pairs to make another knot 10 cm (4 inches) above the previous knot. Repeat to create a diamond pattern with the separated pair twine knots.

Repeat, separating twine pairs and creating six more diamond pattern rows.

Insert the plant in the macrame hanger, centring the bottom of the plant over the bottom knot. Tie the loose ends of the twine into a knot and hang it over a nail or hook.

Things You'll Need

  • Roll of heavy twine
  • Plant
  • Scissors
  • Nail or hook
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Linda Shepard has been staff writer for "C & G Newspapers" for over 10 years, covering local government and crime and serving as the newspaper's food writer. She has written for "Michigan Meetings Magazine" and is also the owner of, an online business of self-guided walking tours.