Beginners Modern Macrame Plant Hanger With Fringe For a Fun Boho Vibe

Deer Run Revamps
by Deer Run Revamps
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Don't you just love these trendy macrame plant hangers that are everywhere right now? These 70's decor pieces are really making a comeback!

Surprisingly, a few of of these hangers are quite easy to make yourself! And so much fun too 😁

The video below (a few steps down) show you step by step how to make this hanger 😉

Putting directions into written steps in no easy feat, so I've found it easier both for me and those learning how to make this, to follow the steps through video 🥰

For this hanger, I used 4mm 100% cotton cord. You can also use 3mm, but you'll need more fringe pieces. You'll have a better idea of how many more you'll need once you do a side. I prefer 3 ply (3 strand) twisted cord because I like to unravel the fringe. But you could use whichever you prefer.

If you want to put your plant hanger outdoors, you'll need to use a different kind of cord such as Bonnie brand cord that is made of 100% polyolefin fiber. Cotton cord will not hold up outside for very long.

You can find quality cotton cord on Etsy and Amazon, as well as many other small and large businesses.

One brand that never fails me is XKDOUS on Amazon (linked below 8n the materials section). Their prices are great, cord is soft, and with Amazon prime, you get it next day 😁

You will get multiple plant hangers out of the one 150 yard spool of cord.

*In addition to the cord, you'll also need a 2.2 inch wood circle (any size will do but the one I used is 2.2 inches)

*A pot that measures about 3.5 inches at the base and about 6 inches at the top. There is quite a bit of room to play with here so any pot that is close to those measurements will work. After you make one, you'll know how to expand it to fit larger pots.

*And a good pair of scissors

*Measuring tape or ruler

Cut your cord

Cutting the cord isn't exactly the fun part. But, it must be done.

The easiest way to get a rough estimate when measuring cord is to measure your wingspan. Spread out your arms and measure fingertip to fingertip. My wingspan is about 60 inches. So when I measure out cord, I let the spool flop on the floor, hold the end in my hand, and the pull until the cord is stretched from fingertip to fingertip (wingspan) and then cut. Two wingspans is 120 inches, so I'd pull the cord for one wingspan, hold it there in one hand, then continue to pull for another wingspan and then cut (I hope this makes sense). From there, I use that cord I just cut to measure out the rest of the cords that I need, remeasuring every 6 cords or so to make sure I'm still the right length.

For shorter cords, find a book that is half the length that you need and wrap the cord around the closed hardcover book. Once you have enough cord wrapped, put your scissors in the gap at the top (or bottom) of the pages and cut 😉

For this hanger, you'll need to cut

4- 120 inch cords

2- 45 inch cords

52- 26 inch cords

If you unravel your cord, just use your fingers to kind of brush it out, then trim again if necessary.

Add your plant, and enjoy 😁

This is what this design looks like using 3mm 3 ply twisted cord

And here is 4mm single strand twisted

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out or comment below 😁

You can also visit our Etsy shop if you'd rather purchase a plant hanger rather than make one 🥰

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  • Janna McNamara Janna McNamara on Aug 16, 2020

    It's beautiful but where are the directions?

  • Kelly Hintz Kelly Hintz on Oct 23, 2020

    Kinda off topic but what is the name of the plant you have in the planter? I have the same plant and I can’t remember what it’s called!

  • Susan Hojdik Susan Hojdik on Oct 29, 2020

    Just Love this! Have you ever used beads of any kind with this hangar?

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  • Gloria Gloria on Apr 27, 2021

    Ordering the polyolefin fiber in turquoise to match my outdoor cushions right now! Since I am too lazy to water the plants, I will be placing artificial plants in it. Than you for the video tutorial, so easy to follow!

  • Reland Reland on Jun 24, 2022

    Absolutely gorgeous! My Nana(Gma) taught me how to make various macramé plant hangers in the 70’s I wish I could remember all of the different styles she taught me! This was not one of them but she would have loved it! I do! Thank you & great job!