There is something about having plants in your house.
For me it makes me feel happy and kinda like things are cleaner than they actually are. haha.
I have never been much of a flower lover until recently.
I just love how much color they add.
I live in a tiny house by the river and don't have much shelving space so I thought I would make a plant hanger so I could still have my plants without using the space I so desperately need.
I know there are numerous tutorials on how to make a macramé hangers, but while I was trying to find instructions on how to make one for myself I noticed I was getting really confused by just looking at pictures because everything was jumbled and just hard to understand.
I'll admit, it is hard to demonstrate how to do something solely through photos, especially when you are crisis-crossing 8 different pieces of string.
After struggling to figure out how to make a plant hanger and the pictures I decided I would color coat the strings to try and make it a little easier to see and understand, so I hope this helps.
What You Will Need
Jute String- (If you are going to be hanging a heavy pot I recommend using actual macramé rope since it is stronger.) I am just using smaller pots for now so jute or hemp should hold them just fine.
Buy jute here
See other projects that uses jute here.
Flower Pot- have the flower pot on hand for measuring purposes. You can buy some here for a really good price.
Scissors- to cut the string
It might also be helpful to have a measuring tape, but can be done without one.
Fun fact: From the center of your chest to the tip of your middle finger is about 3 feet.
This is true for most people. Try it out and see for yourself!
Measure and cut your string, remember it will basically be half the length you cut. When you are seeing how far you want it to hang down fold your string in half.
I cut my string 84 inches or 7 feet long.
So when I fold it in half it is 41 inches long (3.4 feet)
When you deiced how long you want your hanger you need to cut 8 strings the exact same size.
Tie your string together so it leaves a loop at the top.
Leave a big enough loop at the top to hang it from a hook.
After you have looped it,
divide the strings into sets of two.
You will have 4 rows that each have 2 strings.
Once you have your strings separated tie a small knot to dived them.
This will keep them in sets of two.
I tied my diving knots 5 inches down from my hanging loop.
I have color coded my strings to help show you the next step
I will be referring to colors for the next few steps,
so here is what I am calling what.
from left to right:
(First Set) String one: Yellow. String two: Pink
(Second set) String one: Pink. String two: Orange
(Third set) String one: Orange. String two: Green
(Fourth set) String one: Green. String two: Yellow
Notice each "set" has two different colors, but are still next to their matching color.
example: The first set starts with yellow and ends with pink.
The second set starts with Pink and ends in Orange, the third set starts with orange and ends with green and so on.
This is where it gets a little hectic.
Hopefully the colors will help here.
Now that you have your strings separated and tied together (two strings tied together)
We are going to make our first what I call "holding knots."
This will be the start of what will actually hold your flower pot.
Bring the colors together so they match their 'mate'.
Pink to Pink
Yellow to Yellow
Orange to Orange
Green to Green.
Tie them together to make.
I tied my knots 9 inches down from my dividing knots.
It is very important all your knots are even.
It might be easier for you to hang your string from a hook while you work to make sure all your knots are even.
To make your second holding knot you are going to repeat the first color combo.
You could put a flower pot between your knots now (as if you were ready to hang it) this helps me see what I am doing.
As you get closer to the bottom you want your knots to be closer together, so the opening at the bottom will become smaller and will hold your flower pot.
I tied these 2 inches down from my last knots.
You are basically making diamond shapes. Coming together and then going apart.
Pink will tie to the orange
Orange will tie to the Yellow
Yellow will tie to the Green
Green will tie to the Pink
it makes a circle.
This was actually enough for my little flower pot and held it perfectly. Notice the extra string at the bottom. You could do several things with it.
You can continue to make knots, you can braid it, or even put beads on it! I just tied mine off for extra security and cut the excess off.
Closeup of my finished macramé
Hang them inside or out, don't forget to water them!