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DIY Macrame Hanging Planter

DIY Macrame Hanging planter

We’re continuing April’s DIY month with a tutorial by one of the challenge hosts, the brilliantly creative Allison Sadlerowner of lifestyle store People, designer, maker, blogger & mentor.  Allison is all about inspiring creative living from the heart and soul, and champions failsafe DIYs that WILL succeed in everyone’s hands. 

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably noticed the macrame hanging planter trend, but maybe don’t know how to make one? Well, if that’s the case, this is the tutorial for you! Allison has created a step by step guide for the community on how to make a cheap and cheerful plant hanger for your urban jungle! Over to you Allison! 

Hello lovelies!

Plants and hanging planters are both big trends at the moment and I’ve stripped back all the fiddly bits of macrame and applied my ‘life is too short for complicated crafting rule’ so you can all have a go at making one with minimum effort. I’ve painted a terracotta pot too, to complete this gorgeous DIY project for your home.

I promise this make is so easy, you could have the whole thing completed from start to finish in around half an hour. Ready?… grab some string and let’s get going! In just nine knots time we’ll be all done!


Materials – you will need, a pot of your choice, a little paint, some strong string, yarn or rope and a wooden curtain ring. and that’s it.

First start by painting a pretty pattern on your pot, of course this is optional, but it makes your design more unique to you. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, just relax and have fun. Leave that to dry and start on your hanger.


Step 1 – cut 4 lengths of string measuring approx 2 metres long, fold them in half and loop them through your curtain ring to create your first knot, leaving 8 strands of string hanging freely.

Step 2 – separate your string into 2’s, measure around 20cm down and tie your second lot of knots – creating 4 in total



Step 3 – measuring around 12cm down tie strings 2 and 3, 4 and 5, and 6 and 7 together – finish this step by tying strings 1 and 8 together

Step 4 – time to tie your final knot – gather all 8 strings, measure 10cm down and tie together. Job done.


Told you it was easy! once you’ve mastered the simplicity of this you could go on to add more knots, beads and different coloured painted pots to style up any room in your home. Happy making everyone!

Big love

Allison x




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  1. Lila B Taylor

    1st May 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Hiya, i’m loving this easy crafting as i’ve embraced my love of spider plants again! one question i have is….are you using pots without a drainage hole? if so how are the plants draining? Thank you x

  2. Hi Lila! so pleased you’re enjoying this tutorial, it’s one of my favourites at the moment too 🙂
    Most of the pots I use do have a drainage hole and if not I leave the plants in the plastic pots which you can remove for easy watering.
    Allison x

  3. Love this! Such a simple way to add some flavor to my dining room. I want to hang one in the corner!

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