Macrame and indoor plants are two of the hottest hobbies around. Pair the two together, and you get the cutest DIY macrame plant hangers! Macrame is super simple and inexpensive, so it’s a great way to create some stylish decor on a budget. And it’s also a great way to show off your crafty side!

We found tutorials that any beginner can follow to make everything from a one knot macrame plant hanger, to plant wall hangings, and even tiny hangers for air plants or succulent pots! So if your plant shelves are full, or if you’re looking for a way to add some interest to your display, then take a shot at learning how to make a macrame plant hanger! It’s easy!

collage of macrame plant hanger diy ideas


How to Make a Macrame Plant Hanger

If you’re wondering where to start on your macrame plant hanger DIY project, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got lots of project ideas that all come with really easy to follow tutorials. However, there are a few main steps to keep in mind:

  1. Pick a design- if you’ve never done macrame before, consider starting with a really simple one
  2. gather your materials- you may need specific materials or tools for you chosen design, but these are the basics:
    • Macrame Rope
    • Scissors
    • Macrame Ring
    • (Optional) Beads, accessories, etc
    • A potted plant to hang (you’ll need to decide before completing your project because most are designed specifically around the size of container you’ll be hanging)
  3. Follow the instructions to create something beautiful!

Easy Macrame Plant Hangers

Let’s start with the easy ones. If you began reading this post and thought, “but I have no idea how to macrame…” these are for you. From projects that only require one macrame knot to ones that will give you a very simple and concise tutorial to keep you on track, these are the ideas that anyone take on.

One Knot Macarame Plant Hanger DIY

If you are learning how to make a macrame plant hanger for the first time, check out this tutorial for a one knot hanger by ‘Clever Bloom‘. Truly, how much simpler can it get, only one knot?


Simple Macrame Plant Hanger DIY with Just Two Knots

Alexis over at Persia Lou created this beautiful macrame plant hanger with just two different types of knots! And I love that she uses the hoop to add a little golden glam!

Plant hanger made with just two types of macrame knots


Bowl Vase Plant Hanger

Talk about a budget project! ‘The DIY Mommy‘ used a thrifted vase to make this plant hanger for her succulents. Simple project, easy step by step instructions.


A Tutorial full of Free Resources

Macrame for Beginners‘ has a whole post on beginner knots, where to find supplies, and tons of great patterns and tutorials, including videos!


Basic Tutorial with Tips and Ideas

Tons of great macrame tips over at ‘HeyLilaHey‘. This simple plant hanger tutorial walks you through the whole process, complete with secret tricks to make it easier.

Simple DIY Macrame Plant Hanger Tutorials

Double Plant Hanger + Free Macrame Plant Hanger Patterns

Double it up with this tutorial by Marching North! Here, you’ll learn how to create a plant hanger with two different levels to add a bit of variety to your macrame projects. As an added bonus, this site has many free patterns for macrame plant hangers, we feature another below, but you’ll definitely want to check out the rest!

Double macrame plant hanger

Twisted Macrame Plant Hanger DIY

This tutorial over at Sarah the Maker provides easy to follow instructions to walk you through basic macrame skills, so it’s a great beginner project. But the result is nothing short of stunning! I love all the beautifully detailed knots in this project. 

Macrame Plant hanger with twist pattern

Boho Flower Basket Hanger

I love the idea of using macrame for hanging flower baskets like in this idea from First Day of Home– such a cute way to add a bit of boho vibes to your plant decor!

Flower Pot hung with a diy macrame plant hanger

Macrame Plant Hangers that Break the Mold

We love the boho vibes of typical macrame projects, but you know we love to find ideas that think outside the box, too! Whether you’re looking for a bright pop of color, cute embellishments, or alternative materials in your project, this is the section for you.

Hot Pink Plant Hanger

This simple DIY macrame plant hanger proves that you can make a colorful version too! You can find all the instructions and full tutorial over at ‘Lia Griffith‘.


A Waterfall of Fringe

Ok, loving on this. These fringed macrame plant hangers are so pretty, you almost forget about the plants! (Almost.) Perfect to bring some charm to a corner of the room, or to flank a window. From ‘Honestly WTF‘.

Simple DIY Macrame Plant Hanger Tutorials

Jute Macrame Plant Hangers

Break the mold just a bit and opt for a more rustic look with jute like in this project by Farmhouse on Boone.

Jute Plant Hangers

No Tassel Plant Hanger

If you don’t love the look of all the macrame plant hangers with tassels hanging from the bottom, we’ve got a solution. Keep it nice and clean and minimalist with another tutorial by Marching North.

bottom view of a macrame plant hanger showing a ring instead of a tassel at the base

Beaded and Embellished Macrame Plant Hangers

Looking to add a little flair to your project? Macrame can be decked out in all kinds of ways. Pick a design, then add beads and other accessories to your liking. Here are a few embellished ideas to get you inspired!

Pom Pom Plant Hanger

Here’ one you haven’t’ seen yet- pom poms added to your macrame! What a cute idea by Sarah Hearts.

Macrame Plant Hanger with Pom Pots


Beaded Plant Hanger

Instead of learning lots of macrame knots, you could just decorate your plant hanger with lots of beads, like in this idea by Made in a Day! I love how this one displays a little dish for air plants.

Airplane in a beaded macrame hanging


Artistic Gold Ring Plant Hanger

This macrame plant hanger from ‘Crewel Ghoul‘ is a different look, using metal rings and beads to make this design stand out. Still really easy to make!

Simple DIY Macrame Plant Hanger Tutorials


Mini Macrame Hangers

Keeping your project fun size has several advantages to it. For one, starting small will be a great intro to macrame because you can complete the project more quickly and using less material- awesome for practice! Second, the result is just too darn cute! These little plant hangers are ideal for small spaces, or to give as cute little DIY gift.

Mini Hanging Air Plant Dish

We are in love with these mini macrame plant hangers from ‘Think Make Share‘. Perfect size for displaying air plants, or for tiny pots of succulents!


Hanger for Air Plant Globes

Another version of the mini hanger, this spiral macrame hanger is made for those glass globes that display air plants. From ‘Crafted by Ceri‘, they even have a video tutorial. What if you popped LED votive candles in here, and hung them en masse?



Macrame Hanging Plant Shelf

This one takes a bit of a different approach by creating a hanging meant for a mini shelf to display a little potted plant- love it! Check out the tutorial on Dossier.

Wood Slice shelf hanging from macrame rope with a mini potted plant


Plant Hanger / Wall Hangings

If you want a plant hanger, but are looking for some wall art as well, why not combine the two? These wall hangings are a great way to display your plants as wall art– perfect if you’re needing to fill up some empty wall space and already have potted plants in need of a home!

Boho Hanging Bar Plant Hanger

This first tutorial from ‘Joyful Derivatives‘ is easy enough for a beginner, and also adds a Boho vibe to any room.


Woven Macrame Wall Hanging Decor

Lastly we have this wall hanging plant hanger from ‘Sprucing Up Mamahood‘. She actually has several versions of this hanger for you, so take your pick! They are all gorgeous!


Mason Jar Plant Hanger

DIY your plant hanger and your planter with this cute tutorial meant specifically for mason jars! A Mason jar is a great option for a wall hanging because it’s slim enough that it doesn’t pull away from the wall too much. Better yet- use it to display flowers for your  spring decor, too! Check it out over at Alice and Lois.

white painted mason jar in a macrame wall hanging


Macrame Plant Hangers to Spruce Up your Bathroom

If you need a good tutorial on various macrame knots and basic skills, Jenny Lemons is your gal! In this post she shares wonderfully detailed instructions based on her macrame plant hangings she made for her bathroom. All she did to make them wall hangings was add some sturdy hooks to her walls – no special macrame plans necessary!

three macrame plant hangers in a row


Share your Macrame Plant Hanger DIY Ideas!

We are in love with these super easy crafts! And bonus points, they will make your plants look awesome! Be sure to share your results with us, and if you have more fun ideas, let us know in the comments!

We think you will also love our posts on DIY Indoor Plant Pot Ideas and also Indoor Vertical Garden Planter Ideas over at OhMeOhMy and DIY Indoor Greenhouse IdeasDIY Plant Stand Ideas , DIY Unique Garden Decor and DIY Pallet Planter Boxes over at TGG!

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  1. Sam Bridges April 8, 2021 at 12:37 am

    the macrame design uses doubled cords folded in half to form two cords, then the length should be approximately 8 times the length of the finished piece. If the piece uses a lot of open spaces and less closed spaces, then shorter cords should be used.

  2. Emma S. April 28, 2021 at 4:02 am

    Amazing ideas! I love macrame, and I love planters, thank you for the inspiration!

    1. Kathy Bates May 4, 2021 at 3:54 pm

      Thank you!


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