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How to Make A Macrame Plant Holder

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Growing up in the 70’s meant making lots of macrame crafts. We had several woven art pieces hanging on the walls around the house as did most people. And now macrame is making a comeback after being out of style for a couple of decades. Once again, everything old is new again! Today I’m showing you how I made a super simple plant hanger with a just couple of very inexpensive items. 


purple mason jar with macrame plant holder

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You’ll love how simple this project is. It takes about 30 minutes to complete.

How to Make a Macrame Plant Holder

twine, wood beads, and a purple mason jar

SUPPLIES NEEDED

And here’s how you make it.

wood beads and knotted twine

Step 1  Cut

Cut 8 equal lengths of twine approximately 4′ long. You can vary the length depending on how low you want the planter to hang.

Step 2  Tie a big knot

Tie all 8 strands into a knot near one end of the strands. You can leave the ends as long as you want. We wanted a little “tail” for the planter so we left about 8″.


Step 3  Tie individual strands

Take 2 strands and tie them in a knot 2 -3″ from the large knot. Repeat for the other strands, giving you 4 pairs. Make sure the size is right for your planter. The distance between the knots should be closer together for small planters and can be further apart for large ones.

wood beads and twine macrame

Step 4  Add beads

Slip a bead over the end of each pair of strands pulling it up next to the knot. Tie another knot at the end of the bead to keep it in place. 

wood beads and twine macrame plant holder

Step 5  More knots and beads

Take one strand from each pair and tie it in a knot with a strand from another pair approximately 2 – 3″ from the first bead. After the new pairs have been tied into knots, add another bead to each pair and a knot at the edge of the bead to keep it in place. Repeat this step and add as many rows of beads as you want. 

purple mason jar with macrame plant holder

Step 6 Tie the ends

After you’ve added all the knots and beads you want, tie all the strands together, forming a loop. You can hang this on a hook from the ceiling or anything else you wish to hang your plant holder from. Easy as pie!

purple mason jar with succulent in macrame plant holder

Here’s the finished plant holder hanging in our youngest daughter’s room. Looking at it now, I wish I had made the first knots closer to the bottom so there could be one more row. Oh well. It’s easy enough to make another one it I decide to.

succulent in purple mason jar and macrame plant holder

Sources for this project:

  • The twine can be found here.
  • Wooden beads are available here.
  • Scissors
  • A planter. I used a pretty purple Ball brand mason jar that Jarden Brands sent me to review. Go here to find them at a great price. You could use lots of different containers for this project. 

Let me know if you make it and how it turns out!


14 Comments

  1. So true – everything comes back in style.
    I would give the jars to my friend who cans – and hope she will then share her canned goods with me! Thanks for the chance to win.

  2. I use canning jars for everything too! Jelly, gifts, storing things, using it for desserts and decorating.

  3. I would use these jars to can our tomatoes in, as we have canned tomato juice and green beans and now it is time for tomatoes!!!

  4. I would use the mason jars to make cupcakes in a jar, as well as crafting! thank you for a chance to win!

  5. I would use them for crafts and they would be awesome for outdoor hanging flower vases for a party!

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