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 mini macramé plant hangers! All you need to make them is cord, twine, or string and a small ring.

DIY Mini Macrame Hangers from Hallmark | thinkmakeshareblog

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.

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Next, fold the eight strands in half. Poke the looped end through your ring, and pull the loose ends through that loop.

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Separate your strands in to pairs.

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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.

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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.

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Split the pairs again, and tie more knots another 1″–2″ down.

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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.
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Add your planter, 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.

  12. 5.2.19 | Reply
    Rajeshwari N wrote:

    It was very simple steps to understand. I used to get confused by looking at the picture. Thnx for keeping it simple.

  13. 12.2.20 | Reply
    bertha wrote:

    These were very cute, and very easy to make. A bit hard to get the knots in the right place, but well worth the effort!