How To: DIY mini macramé plant hangers

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 macramé plant hangers!

DIY Mini Macrame Hangers from Hallmark | thinkmakeshareblog

Creating the macramé hangers is surprisingly easy! Start with eight strings or cords. Cut them long enough so they will hang at your desired length.

DIY Mini Macrame Hanger |

Next, knot them over a metal loop for hanging.

DIY Mini Macrame Hanger |
DIY Mini Macrame Hanger |
DIY Mini Macrame Hanger |

Go down the length of the string to where you’d like your plant to sit.
DIY Mini Macrame Hanger |

Starting there, combine the strings into groups of two, and knot each group.
DIY Mini Macrame Hanger |

Go down 1 to 3 inches from your first knots. Split the knotted groups in half. Combine each string with the string next to it and knot again, forming a diamond.

DIY Mini Macrame Hanger |
DIY Mini Macrame Hanger |

To make the rest for your bowl or planter, go down another 1 to 3 inches and knot all of the strings together. Trim hanging strings as necessary.
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Place your bowl, hang, and admire!
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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!


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  1. 5.13.15 | Reply
    Anne wrote:

    I think the instructions should say to cut four pieces of string double your desired length, since your photo appears to show the strands looped over the ring.

    • 8.2.16 | Reply
      Brenda wrote:

      Agree agree agree

    • 1.17.17 | Reply
      Joell wrote:

      Love these mini hangers! Just a small item I had a small problem with. Probably because I am a beginner, but the starting instructions are not stated well. It should state 4 strings double in length not 8. Also a little more information or additional picture(s) of the knot used around the top. I got it down with a little trial/error, and thank you for the instructions. These are fun, cute, and an easy eye catching craft.

  2. 12.13.15 | Reply
    haydenward wrote:

    What kind of knot did you use to knot them over the metal hanger? I only see 3 strings over the metal hanger. Can you please elaborate????

  3. 6.15.16 | Reply
    paul wrote:

    ces super , ces original…

  4. 6.23.16 | Reply
    Becky wrote:

    what kind of cording did you use?

    • 6.24.16 | Reply
      Think.Make.Share wrote:

      Most of the artists used cotton cording, something you can easily find at your local craft store! 🙂 Happy Crafting!

  5. 7.15.16 | Reply
    Bette wrote:

    This is great! I do crafting at our library with seniors, and this is attractive, easy and functional… they’ll love it!

  6. 7.16.16 | Reply

    Hermoso el portamacetero espero poder hacerlo yo creo. Que si

  7. 9.5.16 | Reply
    hira wrote:

    i loved it thank u so much
    love from Pakistan

  8. 2.26.17 | Reply

    Muy bonito los trabajoo y practico

  9. 7.25.17 | Reply
    KB wrote:

    I love this so much! I want to make like 3 of these for my best friend’s birthday, but I want to know what thickness of the cord did you use to make for the mini pots? Did you use thicker than 4mm?

    Thank you in advance!

  10. 9.8.18 | Reply
    Brume wrote:

    Merci de France pour ce génial petit tuto. Trop mignon !

  11. 1.13.19 | Reply
    Deena wrote:

    Next time, show how to do each step instead of “now do this”. It was very hard to follow if you don’t already know how to make the right knots.

    • 1.14.19 | Reply
      Trish B. wrote:

      Thanks for the feedback, Deena! It helps us to know how our projects work—or don’t—for readers.