DIY: How to create a macramé plant hanger
With this super-simple macramé hanger, you’ll always have fresh flowers – or herbs – on hand.
Tutorial from Karla from The Good Fibre Photo: Rachael McKenna
Ideal for a pot between 14cm and 20cm in diameter.
8 x 185cm 3-4mm-thick cord lengths
1 x 25mm-diameter metal ring
2 x 60cm 3-4mm-thick cord lengths
a hook from which to hang the hanger while knotting it
1. Take all the 185cm cord lengths and thread them through the metal ring.
2. Even up the ends of the cords so the ring sits at the halfway point of all 8 cords. (They don’t need to be perfectly even as you will trim them later.)
3. Take one 60cm cord and create a gather-knot (see illustration above) just under the metal ring to group all the cords together.
4. Below the gather knot, split the cords into groups of 4.
5. Take one group of 4 and measure approximately 22cm from the bottom of the gather knot. Make two complete square knots (see illustration, above).
6. Repeat step 5 with the remaining 3 cord groups – you can use your first square knots as a guide to avoid measuring.
7. Once all 4 cord groups are knotted, split the 4 cords of each group into 2.
8. Use 2 neighbouring groups of 2 to make a new grouping of four – these 4 cords should make straight lines from the previous knots and not be twisted over each other.
9. With the first new grouping of 4, measure down approximately 11cm from the bottom of the square knots and make two new full square knots.
10. Repeat this step with the remaining 3 cord groups – you can use your first square knots as a guide to avoid measuring.
11. Once all 4 cord groups are knotted, bunch all the cords together and make another gather knot approximately 11cm below the second set of square knots.
12. To tidy up the plant hanger, trim the loose cords at the bottom to the desired length. I recommend 20-25cm from the bottom of the gather knot. Lastly, hang your finished plant hanger on a secure hook and add a potted plant.
Check out these video tutorials for help:
Thanks to Dunedin-based macramé artist Karla from The Good Fibre for her help with this project. Follow her on Instagram @thegoodfibre