How to Make a Simple & Easy Macrame Hanging Planter

Jul 31, 2023


Welcome to The Poker Club at West Houston's guide on how to make a simple and easy macrame hanging planter. In this comprehensive tutorial, we will walk you through each step, providing detailed instructions and useful tips to help you create a stunning macrame hanging planter for your home or office.

Materials Needed

  • Cotton cord or macrame rope
  • A metal ring or wooden dowel
  • A pair of scissors
  • A small potted plant

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: Prepare Your Materials

First, gather all the materials required for making your macrame hanging planter. Ensure you have enough cotton cord or macrame rope to create the desired length and design. Select a metal ring or wooden dowel that will serve as the base for your planter. Additionally, have a pair of scissors ready to trim the cords as needed.

Step 2: Determine the Length

Decide how long you want your macrame hanging planter to be. Measure the desired length and cut multiple pieces of cord accordingly, allowing for additional length to accommodate knots and fringe. Keep in mind that the size of the plant pot should also be considered when determining the length.

Step 3: Attach the Cords to the Ring/Dowel

Take one piece of cord and fold it in half. Place the folded end over the ring/dowel and pull the loose ends through the loop. Repeat this process with the remaining cords until you have attached them all to the ring/dowel. Ensure the cords are evenly spaced for a balanced design.

Step 4: Start the Macrame Knots

Begin by taking two adjacent cords and tying a square knot. To tie a square knot, cross the left cord over the right cord and bring it under the center cords. Then, pass the right cord under the center cords and through the loop created by the left cord. Gently tighten the knot. Repeat this step with the next set of adjacent cords. Continue alternating the knots until you have achieved the desired length for your planter.

Step 5: Create Fringe

If you prefer a fringed design, leave a few inches of cord at the bottom and trim the ends evenly. Alternatively, you can create additional knots at the bottom to form a decorative pattern. Experiment and explore different techniques to personalize your macrame hanging planter.

Step 6: Add Your Potted Plant

Once you finish the macrame knots and fringe, your hanging planter is ready for the plant. Choose a small potted plant that fits well within the planter. Carefully place the plant into the planter, ensuring it sits securely. Adjust the cords as needed to achieve the desired height and balance.

Tips and Considerations

Choose the Right Location

Before hanging your macrame planter, consider the location where it will be displayed. Ensure it receives enough light and is placed at a suitable height for maintenance and visual appeal.

Watering and Maintenance

When watering your plant, be mindful of any excess water that may drip from the planter. Protect the surface beneath to prevent water damage. Additionally, regularly check and adjust the cords to ensure stability and prevent any damage to the plant.

Experiment with Different Patterns

Don't be afraid to experiment with different macrame knot patterns and designs. Explore various combinations of knots, fringe lengths, and cord colors to create unique and visually stunning hanging planters.

By following these step-by-step instructions, you can effortlessly create a beautiful macrame hanging planter that adds a touch of style and nature to any space. Enjoy the process of crafting your unique creation and be proud of your handmade masterpiece!

Shweta Kotecha
I've never been much of a crafter, but this seems like an achievable project. Thanks.
Nov 6, 2023
Rachel Coleman
This is a creative way to display plants. Looking forward to giving it a try!
Nov 1, 2023
Anne Montavon
The photos really illustrate the process well. Thanks for sharing this guide.
Oct 31, 2023
Cassidy Tang
Macrame plant hangers are so trendy right now, and this tutorial makes it seem easy to create one.
Oct 30, 2023
Mark Carnahan
What a lovely way to bring some greenery into the home. The guide is very well-explained.
Oct 29, 2023
Trevor Derrett
I've never felt confident with crafts, but this article gives me hope. Thank you.
Oct 28, 2023
Godfrey Borboj
I've been looking for a new project, and this seems like a great one! Thank you.
Oct 27, 2023
Jeff Serani
I've always loved the look of macrame and now I'm ready to give it a try. Thanks!
Oct 25, 2023
Kert (unknown)
I love the blend of creativity and nature in this project. Looking forward to giving it a try.
Oct 25, 2023
Todd Coffee
Thanks for the inspiration. I'm sure my plants will love their new macrame homes.
Oct 22, 2023
Teresa Stielow
I love how these hanging planters can add a touch of greenery to any room.
Oct 19, 2023
Jennifer Rowlinson
I love this article! Such a helpful and detailed guide for making a beautiful macrame hanging planter. Can't wait to try it out!
Oct 13, 2023
Volker Vincon
I love the idea of making my own plant hanger. Thanks for breaking it down so well.
Oct 12, 2023
Ross Sweetman
I'm excited to try this out. It's a great way to bring nature indoors.
Oct 12, 2023
Eric Martin
I'm thrilled to have found this tutorial. Can't wait to get started!
Oct 11, 2023
Matt Patterson
A wonderful way to add a touch of greenery to any room. Thanks for the guidance.
Oct 8, 2023
Michael Spadaro
The minimalist design is perfect for my home. I'm eager to give it a shot.
Oct 7, 2023
Chris Keating
The simplicity of this tutorial makes me excited to try it out myself.
Oct 5, 2023
Sarp Uzkan
Thank you for the detailed step-by-step instructions. I'm feeling confident to try this out.
Oct 2, 2023
Robert White
The step-by-step instructions make it seem less intimidating to try.
Oct 1, 2023
Ludivine Lanceleur
I've always admired macrame work. Your tutorial seems to make it accessible. Thank you.
Sep 29, 2023
Philip Mirchin
I always struggled with macrame, but this article gives me hope I can do it.
Sep 16, 2023
Sagi Saltoun
The visual guide is very helpful. I'm looking forward to trying this out soon.
Sep 15, 2023
Jerel McPhearson
I've never tried macrame before, but this tutorial seems approachable. Thank you.
Sep 13, 2023
Jonathan Kane
The potential for personalization makes this project even more exciting. Thank you.
Sep 11, 2023
Kathrin Borgel
I've been looking for a fun craft project. This seems perfect. Thank you.
Sep 11, 2023
It's great to have a guide that simplifies macrame. Can't wait to get crafty.
Sep 11, 2023
Gabriel Juncu
I've seen these hanging planters everywhere. Now I feel ready to make my own.
Sep 10, 2023
Alberto Pedraz
This is such a satisfying DIY project that can also benefit from a touch of personalization.
Sep 7, 2023
Wendy Drph
This is a great way to add a touch of nature to any space. Can't wait to try it.
Sep 4, 2023
Lorrie Barnes
The instructions are so easy to follow. I'm feeling confident to give this a try.
Sep 2, 2023
Lionel Alford
I can't wait to add some greenery to my home. Thanks for making it seem achievable.
Aug 31, 2023
Ghislain Labay
This is a wonderful way to add a personal touch to home decor. Thanks for the tutorial.
Aug 30, 2023
Kanwar Kanwar
This looks like a fun and creative project to do at home.
Aug 29, 2023
Thuan Tran
Beautiful and practical! Can't wait to decorate my space with this.
Aug 27, 2023
John Jaqueas
I appreciate the clear explanations and visuals. Very helpful.
Aug 27, 2023
Randy Tyndall
I've always wanted to learn macrame and your guide has inspired me to give it a go. Thank you.
Aug 26, 2023
Jonathan Levley
I've always admired macrame pieces, and now I can make my own. Thanks for the guide!
Aug 25, 2023
I love how versatile these planters are and how they can suit any space.
Aug 25, 2023
Mausami Vora
I'm excited to give this a go. It looks like a great way to add texture to a room.
Aug 23, 2023
Sherry Kehner
I'm not usually very crafty, but this seems doable. Thanks for the motivation.
Aug 21, 2023
Celeste Branding
Thank you. I'm not very crafty, but your tutorial makes it seem doable.
Aug 20, 2023
John Hills
Such a lovely way to add a touch of nature to any room. I'm excited to make one.
Aug 17, 2023
Patricia Neinas
This seems like a fun and achievable weekend project. Thanks for sharing the how-to.
Aug 16, 2023
Emem Ikon
The finished product looks beautiful! Can't wait to give it a go.
Aug 14, 2023
Brad Kilburn
Thank you for the detailed tutorial! I can't wait to try this out.
Aug 11, 2023
Kathy Schulze
I've always wanted to learn macrame. This article is a great place to start.
Aug 10, 2023
Kirk Waingrow
I've been wanting to make a macrame planter for so long. Thanks for the help.
Aug 5, 2023
Wes Bonnheim
A simple and elegant solution for displaying indoor plants. I'm feeling inspired.
Aug 4, 2023