You all know how much I love a DIY or upcycle project, so when Hobbycraft asked me to do a tutorial on how to make a simple macrame plant hanger I was thrilled.
This tutorial is for a beginner, because before I made these plant hangers, I had never made one before and let’s just say, after this, I will never buy one again because it is so easy to make them.
Ok, so to make a simple macrame plant hanger this is what you will need…
- Return of the Mac yarn (see what they did there) in a colour of your choice
- D-ring buckles
- Assorted wooden beads
- Tape measure or ruler
- Cut 4 strands of yarn about 6ft long and then find the middle and fold in half so that you now have 8 strands 3ft long.
- Attach the D-ring and pull each individual piece of yarn tightly as this works better than tightening as one big knot.
- Divide the yarn in to pairs, thread on a bead and tie a knot.
- Grab one piece of yarn from each pair and tie it to it’s next door neighbour (as I like to call it) a few inches lower than your first knots.
- Continue this process until you have tied each piece to it’s next door neighbour.
- Then a few more inches down, repeat this process so it starts to resemble a spiders web pattern.
- Once all four pairs have been knotted, move down and repeat.
- Tie all the pieces of yarn together at the bottom.
- Then insert your plant pot.
- You may need to trim the tassel at the bottom if some ends are longer.
Once I had made my first plant hanger and realised how simple it was, I decided to have a go at plaiting the yarn.
In order to plait them I needed 6 x 6ft strands of yarn this time, folded in half to make 12.
I separated the yarn in to 4×3 and began to plait.
Once I had 4 plaits, I began to knot, only this time, tying 2 strands to 1 next door neighbour.
I repeated this process until I got near the bottom, where I tied all the yarn together in a large knot.
I’m so happy that I now know how to make these macrame plant hangers and honestly can’t stress how easy it is, everyone should give this a go!
Until next time,
*This is a paid partnership with Hobbycraft but all views and opinions are my own.