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Simple Rope Plant Hanger DIY // Easy Macrame Tutorial

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This simple rope plant hanger is so simple but it looks amazing with all that glorious fringe!

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finished plant hanger | macrame plant hanger tutorial

Let me show you how to make this crazy simple rope plant hanger DIY project. 

It’s the easiest macrame project ever.

Seriously, I feel like it barely counts as macrame because the knots are mostly overhand knots, but it still looks so boho awesome with all that dramatic fringe!

DIY macrame plant hanger tutorial

It’s finally starting to warm up outside a bit and after all this being stuck inside for so long, I’m ready for it!  

Lately I’ve been all about DIY home decor, especially with a boho vibe, and this plant hanger is the perfect quick way to incorporate that style into your home.

All you need is 3 mm single strand cotton macrame cord (I’ll link below to one of my favorites) and about an hour of your time.  You don’t even need a ring to hang it!

Don’t be concerned if you’re new to macrame, this plant hanger is mostly made using regular old overhand knots, larks head knots, and four rya knots. 

I’ll show you exactly how to do them all in the video below, plus I’ll walk you through it in the written tutorial.

I also have a FREE printable guide to 5 of the most important basic macrame knots that you can grab in this Basic Macrame Knots for Beginners post!

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The finished length of this cute little planter is about 26” from the top loop to the bottom of the fringe. 

You could easily make it larger if you want, just make your main cords longer and space your knots out a bit more if you need room for a larger pot. 

If you want the fringe to be longer, just add a few inches when you cut those strands. The basic construction will still be the same.

I made two of these to hold my little succulent plants that I’m desperately trying not to kill.  Poor little guys, I’m really trying!

Alright, without further ado let’s get started!

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Supplies You’ll Need

Simple Rope Plant Hanger DIY Tutorial

Step 1: Cut your strands

You’ll need four long strands that are 7 feet long, and 76 strands that are 20 inches long.

Step 2: Hang the long strands on the hook

Line up the ends of the four long pieces, fold them in half, and hang them on your hoop.

Step 3: Tie an overhand knot to form the hanging loop

tie an overhand knot at the top of macrame plant hanger

Tie an overhand knot with all the strands about 3 inches down from the top.  Make sure it’s nice and tight by pulling on each strand individually.

Step 4: Tie the first row of connecting knots

tie the first row of overhand knots

Measure down about 11 inches and tie four overhand knots using two cords at a time.  Make sure they’re all at the same height.

tie the knots evenly | macrame plant hanger tutorial

Related: Check out the 10 Best Macrame Wall Hanging Kits!

Step 5: Tie the next row of connecting knots

second row of overhand knots in macrame plant hanger

Measure about 2.5 inches down from that row of knots and tie alternating overhand knots using two cords at a time to connect the sections.  

keep tyeing the knots | macrame plant hanger tutorial
all the sections connected with overhand knots | macrame plant hanger tutorial

Step 6: Tie the bottom overhand knot

Measure about 2.5 inches down from the bottom row of knots and tie one more big overhand knot using all the cords.  

tie the bottom overhand knot | macrame plant hanger tutorial

That’s the base of the plant hanger. 

finished plant hanger base | macrame plant hanger tutorial

You could honestly stop here and have a functional hanger, but if you want to kick up the boho factor, it’s time to add the fringe.

Step 7:  Fringe!

We’ll be working on one side at a time.  First, tie a piece of fringe over the lower overhand knot using a rya knot.  (If you aren’t sure what that is, watch the video, it’s super simple.)

tie a rya knot over the bottom overhand knots | macrame plant hanger tutorial

Then, you’ll attach the other pieces of fringe with reverse lark’s head knots (I also show this in the video if you aren’t familiar with that knot).  

tyeing a revers larks head knot to attach the fringe
keep attaching the fringe | macrame plant hanger tutorial

You’ll tie nine pieces of fringe between each overhand knot on the diagonal connecting ropes.

Continue this process all the way around the plant hanger.  You’ll make four rya knots total and the rest will be reverse lark’s head knots.

one completed side of fringe

Step 8: Give it a trim

This part is optional, but if you want to you can trim the cords in the middle of the planter (under the large overhand knot. 

trim the extra cord under the bottom big overhand knot

I have a lot of excess because I made my cords 10 feet long, but I adjusted the amount in the tutorial so you shouldn’t have too much.

Also, if your fringe is uneven, you can give it a trim now.

trim the fringe at the bottom | macrame plant hanger tutorial

That’s it!  How easy was that?!  The hardest part is adding the fringe, and it’s not hard, just a little tedious.

You could also brush out the fringe if you want.  I’m leaving it how it is for mine, but that’s always an option.

DIY macrame plant hanger with fringe

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!  Please share it on social media and if you watch the video, be sure to give it a thumbs up so I know you were there!

If you make one of these, share a picture on Instagram and tag me @marchingnorth, I’d love to see it!

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  1. I made this! Super easy, great tutorial!!! I made it with embroidery floss that i doubled over 🙂

    Thank you!!

  2. Hi I have just watched your macrame plant pot holder, This is my very first ‘enquiry’ into macrame as I am a quilter, but would like to try other crafts and this one caught my attention. Thank you very much, as soon as the shops open again (after lockdown) I will be purchasing some supplies. Wishing everyone a safe and Happy New 2021.

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