Super Easy Step by Step DIY Macrame Plant Hanger

3 Materials
1 Hour

I am excited to share this easy step by step tutorial for a DIY macrame plant hanger with you. There are so many styles of macrame plant hangers to choose from, I have chosen to share a super simple style

In our home, we always seem to have a large stash of t shirts that have shrunk in the wash or gained a tricky to remove stain. You are going to need one large t shirt to make enough rope for this project (it’s not made much indentation in my upcycling pile!)

Step by Step DIY Macrame Plant Holder made with upcycled t shirt yarn

Step by step DIY macrame plant hanger


  • Large T Shirt
  • Curtain Ring
  • Large eye beads
  • Scissors
  • Plant and plant pot (the pot I am using measures 3 3/4″ across the base)
  • Large eyed needle
  • Tape measure

Cut your large t shirt to create t shirt yarn. You need four lengths of yarn 68″ long to create your pieces of cord. The t shirt I have used is 23″ width which has stretched to 34″!!

The strips are approximately 3/4″ (2cm) wide.

Fold the strips of yarn in half and place this half way point through the curtain ring. Pull the yarn through this loop.

Separate out your eight strands into four groups of two. Using your large-eyed needle thread any beads you are using onto each set of two strands (so each bead has two pieces of rope going through it).

Now separate out these strands ready to tie knots. Tie one strand from one pair with one strand from the neighbouring pair, continue until you have four knots. You will have a single strand of fabric on each side and you want to take one from one side and cross it over the larger knot (the one keeping the fabric together) so it meets the other singled out fabric on the opposite side.

Repeat this step, creating two new pairs, and knotting the pair 1.5″ down from the previous knot.

Repeat this step for a third time, it should look like a bunch of diamonds.

Tie all the strands together in one large knot. This is where the base of your plant sits.

Place your plant in your DIY macrame plant hanger, hang up and then trim your t-shirt yarn at the base to a length that suits.

I love my new hanging plant in the corner of my sewing room, its adding greenery to a space I spend a lot of time in without taking up precious desk space.

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1 question
  • Marjorie
    on Mar 12, 2021

    Did you sew the strips together to get the four 68 in long pieces?

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