Having plants in your space is a great way to bring a bit of the outdoors in. The benefits of having plants in your home are plentiful – they help clean the air, reduce carbon dioxide levels, increase humidity, reduce the amount of airborne dust… need we say more?
When a plain old plant stand or flat surface to display your greenery isn’t cutting it anymore, consider upping the style ante with a macrame DIY hanging plant holder! It looks so neat hanging from the ceiling, and it’s a space saving trick, too. You can make your own hanging plant holder in just a few minutes with only five supplies.
What do you say? Pick up some sash cord, channel your inner knot-tying scout skills and get your DIY on!
For this DIY macrame plant holder, you will need:
- sash cord (A 100 ft bundle will do the trick.)
- hardware (We used an old metal silver bangle bracelet!)
- hot glue gun and glue
Start your DIY hanging plant holder by cutting the sash cord into six pieces at 180 inches each and two pieces at a foot each. Once all eight pieces are cut, there should be about eight feet remaining. Save that for your next project!
Next, evenly loop all six pieces of cord through the hardware (or bracelet!).
Use one of the foot-long pieces of cord and tightly wrap it around the top near the hardware eight times. Secure the rope with hot glue every couple of wraps and at both ends.
Once the cord is tightly wound and secured with glue at the top, tape the hardware to your working surface to anchor it. Separate the cord into three sections of four. You’re ready to start the macrame designs by making half square knots! Read on to learn how.
A half square knot is achieved by taking the cord on the right and passing it over the bottom of the left cord. Then pass the cord on the left in front of the core cords and through the loop created by the cord on the right. Pull both the right and the left cords to tighten the knot.
Repeat the process 10 times on each of the three sets of cords. The knots will start to spiral–how cute is that!?
Using two cords from each bundle, make three new groupings of four strands of cord. Measure 10 inches down from the bottom of your final knot to continue the next portion of the macrame design. Make six half-square knots on each set.
Next, follow the same process in step five, but this time measuring only five inches down from the last knot and making four half-square knots. Follow the same process again, measuring two-and-a-half inches down and making four more half-square knots.
Once the basket portion of your macrame design is complete, using the same half-square knot method, tie all the ends together. Finally, use the remaining foot-long piece cord and tightly wrap it around the bottom eight times, just as you did in step three. Secure the rope with hot glue every couple of wraps and at both ends.
Your macrame plant holder is ready for hanging!
Finally, hang the DIY hanging plant holder from the ceiling, insert your favorite plant, and admire the new work of art in your space!
Questions or comments? We would love to hear from you!