Not long ago, Melissa taught us how to make pinch pots out of Crayola air-dry clay. We pictured some of the finished pots nested in macramé hangers…which you attentive crafters immediately asked how to make. So today our talented designer Jessica D. is showing us how to make those DIY mini macramé plant hangers! All you need to make them is cord, twine, or string and a small ring.
Creating the macramé hangers is surprisingly easy! Start with four strings or cords cut a little more than double the desired length of your hanger.
Next, fold the eight strands in half. Poke the looped end through your ring, and pull the loose ends through that loop.
Separate your strands in to pairs.
Decide where you want your planter to “sit”—and at that point, tie a simple overhand knot in each pair of strands. (Make sure your knots are all the same distance from the ring.
Lay your planter flat and separate your strands. Match one strand from each pair with a strand from an adjacent pair.
Tie another overhand knot in each new pair 1″–2″ inches down from the first knot.
Split the pairs again, and tie more knots another 1″–2″ down.
Then gather all the strands together 1″–3″ below the last knots and gather them all in a single overhand knot. Trim the ends as long or short as you’d like.
Add your planter, hang, and admire!
Photography by Jane Kortright.
Ready for more DIY macramé? Photo stylist Andy N. shows us how to make a square knot, the foundation of macramé, as well as spiral and half-hitch knots in this post (scroll down for the video tutorial). You can see tons of cool macramé designs and patterns from Hallmark artists here.
And don’t forget to show us your macramé plant hangers, wall hangings, bracelets, necklaces, curtains—whatever you have created with knots, beads, ropes and cords! Tag us on Instagram @think.make.share!