How to Make Your Own Macrame Plant Hanger
Use simple knots to create a stylish rope hanger for indoor plants. Hanging pots are a big trend right now with many high street stores featuring them in their current ranges. But it’s really easy to create your own with this simple project.
What You’ll Need
- Sash cord or rope
- A curtain ring
- A plant and plant pot
Step 1: Cut your rope. Begin by cutting two pieces of polycotton sash cord, both 30 in. in length.
Step 2: Decide where you would like your plant hanger and measure accordingly. Decide how long you’d like your plant pot hanger to be. Double this length and cut four more pieces of cord to this length.
Step 3: Add the curtain rings. Thread the four long pieces of cord through the curtain ring. Position the curtain ring in the middle of the lengths of cord.
Step 4: Tie your rope. Tie one of the 30 in. pieces of rope into a Gathering Wrap Knot around all 8 pieces of rope, just underneath the curtain ring. Follow the video below to learn to tie the Gathering Wrap Knot
Step 5: Clamp your curtain ring. It’s important to hold the ropes taught while you work. You can do this by putting the curtain ring onto the clamp and clamp this onto the edge of your table – this makes it easier to work with the macramé. Or simply hook the curtain ring over through a chair leg or something similarly stable.
Top tip: Match your curtain rings to any other fittings in the room, for example, brass or silver.
Step 6: Divide the ropes. Divide the ropes into pairs and tie Overhand Knots into each pair, two-thirds of the way down. Overhand Knots are very simple to do but if you’re unsure check out the video below. The tricky part is ensuring that all the knots line up at the same point on each pair of ropes. It’s worth taking the time to do this carefully as neat, perfectly aligned knots will really make a difference to the finished product.
Step 7: Divide the ropes and tie again. Next take one rope from one pair and another from the next pair — and tie an overhand knot into these, a little further down the length of the rope. Continue doing this until all the rope pairs have been combined to make a loop.
Step 8: Gathering Wrap Knot. Finish with a Gathering Wrap Knot at the end of the lengths, to close the bottom of your plant hanger.
Step 10: Trim the ends. That’s it!
This article originally appeared on our sister site, Yours.