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How to Make Macrame Plant Hangers At Home

With roots in ancient cultures, macramé is a textile art form that involves knotting instead of weaving or knitting. It has a long history. Early macramé-style knots were exhibited in the carvings of the Babylonians and Assyrians, who also used fringe-like plaiting in their garments. Knotting extra thread for beautiful fringes on hand-loomed fabrics is known by Arab weavers as migramah.

Macrame Hanging Shelf | Macrame decor, Macrame, Macrame hanging shelf
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Through the Moorish invasion, the craft made its way to Spain, Italy, especially Liguria, and finally, in the late 17th century, to Mary II’s court in England. During the Victorian era, it flourished and was used to embellish homes with curtains, bedspreads, and tablecloths. Sylvia’s 1882 Book of Macramé Lace popularised its use in opulent embellishments. Macramé goods were made by sailors during downtime at sea, hence the moniker “McNamara’s lace.” They used “square knotting” to make belts, hammocks, and bell fringes in the 1800s.

How to Make Macrame Plant Hangers for Your Home
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In the 1970s, macramé saw a comeback in popularity, particularly for wall hangings, clothing accessories, and home furnishings. Its popularity declined in the 1980s, but millennials gave it a new lease on life as a kind of art. With a variety of knotting techniques, macramé is still a versatile craft today, producing elaborate patterns and accessories. So We at Abir Pothi have written below a list of steps for you to make your very own Macrame Plant Hanger!

Materials Needed for Macrame Plant Hanger

Josephine Macramé Plant Hanger / Living Room Art / Planter / - Etsy | Macrame plant hanger, Plant hanger, Macrame plant
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  • Scissors
  • Macrame Rope (Eight, 108-inch pieces of 3mm macrame cord. Two, 36-inch pieces of 3mm macrame cord)
  • Pots
  • Wooden/Metal Rings
  • Measuring Tape

Steps to Make Easy Modern Macrame Plant Hanger

1. Slide the 8 cords through the ring, and even them out

hands hold macrame cords and a wooden ring
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2. With The help of the 36-inch cord, tie a gathering knot around the 8 cords.

hands display a gathering knot around a wooden ring
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3. Split the 8 cords into even groups of four.

A macrame project is taped to a table with blue tape. Hands knot the cords.
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4. Tie a square knot on each section of the cords.

hands display four rows of neatly knotted square knots
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5. Following the 4 even square knots, you may alternate the rest of the cords to make smaller groups of square knots which will then hold and secure your pots.

hands knot square knots on a macrame plant hanger project
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6. Make two rows of square knots each containing 4 knots. 

hands knot square knots on a macrame plant hanger project
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7. With the remaining cords, secure them all together with a final gathering knot.

hands knot a gather knot on a finished macrame plant hanger project
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8. Make Sure all the knots are tight enough to hold your plant pot.

DIY Macrame Plant Hanger: Step-by-Step Guide for Stunning Plant Holders
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And there you go!  These macrame plant holders give an earthy and minimalist look to your gardens. They are a great way to arrange your plant pots and give your overall house a more urban theme. 


  • Jenny Lemons
  • Sarah Maker
  • Wikipedia- Macrame

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