Show your favorite flora a little love by hanging them in front of a window—nestled within vibrant handmade macramé plant hangers. These adaptable holders will fit a variety of container shapes and sizes. Change out the plants and the hangers to suit the season. Or, add a decorative object or two and a potted succulent to a wide plant saucer.
Two-toned beads add a modern touch to a classic macramé plant hanger. Here’s how to get the look:
What You’ll Need
Lightly sand the surface of the wooden beads.
Tape off half the bead with painters tape.
Paint half the bead with craft paint. Let dry and repeat until desired coverage is achieved.
Create a neon-bright plant hanger that brings its knotty charms to a picture window and pops against spray–painted white planters and neutral drapes. The hot pink cord gives classic macramé a whimsical personality.
What You’ll Need
- Macramé neon cord (craft cord in orange)
- Metal ring
- Painted wooden beads (see above)
- Lighter (optional)
- Spray paint
Cut 12 strands of macramé cord measuring 9 feet.
Fold them in half and insert into a metal ring.
Create a square knot by placing one strand on the left side over the middle bunch of cords and take the right strand on the right side under the middle bunch of cords and secure.
Repeat the square knot but start with the right side first. This keeps the knot straight as opposed to it being curved.
Repeat the knot 5x or as many times as desired.
Leave a 15” gap and repeat the alternating square knot 2x with 4 chords. Insert a half-painted bead inside the two inside chords. Create another square knot after the bead.
Leave a 15” gap and create more square knots with 2 strands.
Leave a 10” gap and tie all the cords together.
Trim the excess cord and use a lighter to prevent the ends from fraying (optional)
Place a spray painted (optional) terra cotta pot on the inside.
And there you have it. Simple and effectively modern way to hang your plants. Beats paying $150 for others’ “woven hanging baskets,” and you can say you did it yourself.
Photography by Jay Wilde
Produced by Katie Leporte
© Caruth Studio