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DIY: Macramé Plant Hanger

M
y first DIY on the blog today! Just wanted to thank you guys so much for encouraging and inspiring me to keep this blog going. I have to say it is a bit challenging coming up with interesting posts but I thoroughly enjoy the process.

I’ve been swooning over these plant hangers after seeing them all over Instagram and in local shops and decided to try making my own. It’s super simple and easy to make! I had a few of my girlfriends over and we made them over light snacks and afterwards headed out the door for some new plant friends for our creations.

What you’ll need:
– Paracord, or cotton/nylon string
– Wooden beads (large enough to place your strings through them-I found mine at Michaels)
– Wooden rings (found here also at Michaels)
– Scissors
– Lighter
– Potted plant

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Step 1

Cut your rope into 4 equal strands measuring about 120 inches each. If you want to make a plant hanger for smaller plants, try cutting them a bit shorter in length. Take the ends and gather them together, then fold the strings in half, and place through a wooden ring.
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Step 2

Pull the strands through the loop and over the ring.
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Step 3

Separate the strands and measure about 17 inches down. Then take two strands that are next to one another and tie a knot, then another (double knot).
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Step 4

Measure another 6 inches down again from where you placed the knots, and  repeat Step 3. This time you will have two strands left over at opposite ends. Take these two end strands and tie them in the same double knot.
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Step 5

Repeat Step 4 another few inches down from your previous knots. Now, your plant hanger should look similar to this:
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Step 6

Pull all the loose strands through some wooden beads. You could also paint the beads if you want to try something different and use as many as you’d like. Push the beads to reach your last layer of knots, take a strand and make a loop on top of all the strands.
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Use the same strand and tightly wrap it around the strands to cover the loop.
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Once you’ve reached the bottom of the loop, pull the same loose strand through the loop.
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Pull down the coiled end tightly until it doesn’t move down anymore. Cut the loose ends and burn the bottoms to prevent from fraying.
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Step 7

Take your planted pot, and place it into your plant hanger. And voila – simple, easy and the variations are endless! Try your own and let me know how yours goes!
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