How To Tie A Hanging Plant Holder

the 2nd of July, 2019 – Ashley Johnston 49 Comments

Whatever it is about succulents, I might have a slight addiction to them. Okay, mild isn’t completely accurate because I constantly add them to bookcases, shelves, and other objects. Ha! However, it is only because they are really simple to maintain and essentially match any style of design.

Anyway, the wall divider that separates our dining room from living room has a rather odd cutout that was made by the home’s function Object() { [native code] }, and I have no idea what to do with it. I have tried placing a variety of objects in the space, which is tall and rather narrow, but nothing has truly worked. Then, when I realised that this month’s Michaels Maker subject was “DIY Trends,” I began to consider trends that I love and wanted to attempt. I immediately knew what I wanted to try, especially since it contained more SUCCULENTS!

So, yes, a straightforward Rope Plant Hanger that I could keep neat and slim while yet vertically filling the space.

It resembles the macrame plant holders that all of our mothers used to make in the 1970s, but it’s much simpler and has a lot less shag dangling from underneath. Additionally, because it’s not fussy at all, this only takes MINUTES to make. However, it has just enough detail to be attractive to look at.

…and this is it from the opposite side. Such a good fit! And not in the least fussy:

Additionally, it would be quite simple to modify this to your preferences. Make the bottom fringe much longer, use thicker rope, go through with two pieces of rope rather than one, etc. Additionally, you could hang this outside, in a room’s corner, from the ceiling, etc.


  • a planter
  • Acrylic Color (I used a little bottle of outdoor paint)
  • Hemp Rope
  • Screw Hook (or another type of wall- or ceiling-mounting hardware)
  • Adhesive tape
  • potted plant with soil

Before anything else, painting your pot is entirely optional. However, if you want to modify the colour, paint your pot with acrylic paint twice.

I also chose to use this outdoor paint because my Terra Cotta pot is porous in order to prevent my paint from becoming sticky and wet every time I watered my plant and the container became a bit damp. (I’m not even sure if regular acrylic paint would ever be an issue, but I saw this at Michaels right next to the pots and thought I’d give it a shot.)

Even after you put your plant inside, it usually won’t reach the very top of the pot, so be sure to paint down a few inches down the interior of the container.

Additionally, if you’re hanging your plant within a container that has a drainage hole in the bottom, you’ll need to cover that hole. I just taped it down with a few layers of duct tape, pressing it securely into place. It will stay properly sealed up until the dirt is added on top.

Now that your paint has dried, you can start building the rope holder. Cut 8 lengths of rope that are long enough to hang some of it at the bottom and have plenty left over to hang it above the pot. You should allow just a little extra length so that you can tie the knots around the pot.

Now, several inches from the end of your 8 strands of rope, tie a knot. You can always make your ends extra long for now and cut them shorter later. How far you tie from the end also depends on how long you want your ends to hang down at the bottom.

Next, invert the pot and divide the strands into groups of two, placing the knot in the middle of the base of the pot.

The pot’s bottom will be divided into four equal sections by each of those sets of two strands. In order to see the knots down the side of the pot once it is hanging, tie a knot into each of those groups of two just past the edge of the bottom of the pot.

To hold the ropes in place, keep them equal, and keep them in their ideal positions, add a strip of Scotch tape now.

Next, grab a rope from one set of ropes, then a rope from the next set over, and knot them together in the space between the two higher knots. To reach the next level of knots, continue around the pot in the same manner.

Tape this level of knots in place after gently pulling the ropes to remove any slack.

Depending on the size of your pot, you should add different degrees of knots, but I ultimately needed four. Before you reach the top edge of the pot, the very last level of knots should come to an end, around 1/2 inch away.

Turn your pot over while holding the ends of all your ropes in one hand. Make a knot at the top of your ropes (or wherever you want to hang it from), then check to make sure each rope is the same length and supporting the pot evenly before trimming off any extra. Take the tape off. You can then choose how long you want the rope parts to hang below the pot once it has been hung.

It’s time to attach your rope plant hanger by adding a hook screw (or other hanging hardware) to the wall.

Step 1Cut the rope to size

You will need to cut eight sections of rope into equal lengths in order to make this fashionable yet straightforward rope hanger.

Depending on the particular plant container you have selected, the appropriate length will vary. Generally speaking, the longer your rope needs to be, the bigger the pot. However, you’ll also need to add a bit extra to account for the knots and plenty extra to hang your planter with.

A few inches before the end, secure all eight strands with a tight knot.

Step 2Secure the rope to the base of the pot

Place the knot in the centre of the pot after turning it over, and then split the strands into four groups of two. The bottom of the pot will be divided into equal parts as a result.

Small strips of adhesive tape should be used to fix these strands in position. Then, just past the base’s edge, tie a little knot in each group. These knots ought to be apparent once the job is finished and the pot is placed back upright.

Step 3Create the knots

You are now prepared to begin tying the rope plant hanger together. One rope from the first group and one rope from the next group should be taken, and they should be tied together in a knot. Be sure to place this in the middle of the two upper knots. Continue until the first row is finished, travelling all the way around the pot as you go.

Pull the rope very gently to remove any slack, then use a small piece of sticky tape to hold each knot in place. Although the rope will be kept in place by the tape, it will make succeeding rows easier to knot together when it is eventually removed.

Continue by tying the next row of knots in the same manner. Again, the size of your pot will determine how many rows you need. However, we advise leaving a 1/2 inch space between the last row and the top edge for all projects.

Step 4Tie it together and hang

Last but not least, flip the pot over one more and tie the eight rope strands together in a single knot. You can tie the knot at any desired height. Just make sure that all of the ropes are the same length (therefore allowing your pot to hang level). If they are, cut off any extra, and take off all the adhesive tape.

You have a few alternatives for hanging your brand-new macram plant holder. The rope can be hung directly from the screw hook if you like. Alternatively, you could attach the rope to a wooden ring and hang it there for a more tasteful and polished look.

Start making your rope hanging basket today

Ready to begin knotting? Make a chic rope hanging basket for your house or yard by selecting your succulent and stocking up on rope supplies. Also keep in mind that we always like seeing our customers’ creations! We’ll be sure to include some of the best images of the macram plant holders you make using our ropes, strings, and twines on our website and social media pages if you send us some pictures.

To create a plant hanger, how much rope would you need?

Making your own plant hangers in the style of boho chic is stylish and easy with macram, the knotting technique for rope. It’s a trend from the 1970s that has come back, and this time it’s even better. If you love plants, you’ll adore how these hangers will display your plants both indoors and outside.

Making your first DIY macram plant hanger could seem difficult at first, but after learning the fundamentals, it’s really fairly simple! Today, we’ll go over some fundamental knots and patterns that you can use to create a macram plant hanger.

The three fundamental knots we’ll use in the tutorial are as follows:

  • Round knot
  • Spiral or half-square knot
  • Knot loop

If you’d need extra experience with these before you get started, try out this useful instructional on fundamental macram knots. We’ll go through each type of knot in the video.


  • 8 cotton cords totaling 15 feet in length (3.1mm thick)
  • two brass rings
  • two 5 foot lengths of rope

How can a hanging plant be hung without making holes in the wall?

To hold keys or culinary utensils, self-adhesive foam-backed hooks are frequently used on walls. Plants can also be hung from the ceiling without drilling using adhesive hooks.

Adhesive hooks can support up to one pound of weight as long as the surface is clean and smooth. The advantage is that adhesive hooks can be placed wherever you like.

Make sure the hooks you buy will retain an item without sliding off when the hook is turned 90 degrees because the majority of adhesive hooks are made for walls.

How can a large plant be suspended from the ceiling?

You’ll use a stud finder to find a joist or spot a hollow depending on the kind of hook you select. Mark the area with a pencil very lightly. With a 5/8-inch drill bit or a bit that fits your hook, drill a pilot hole.

Here are three strategies to ensure that your hanging plant has a strong hold:

  • Into a joist, insert a hook screw. Pick a hook screw that is designed to hold the precise weight of your hanging plant.
  • Make use of a toggle screw with drywall. The hook on a toggle screw stays in the ceiling thanks to a spring-loaded anchor. Connect the wings or anchors. Through the drilled hole, force them. Close the end bolt flush with the ceiling after the wings have opened.
  • Into a beam that is exposed, screw a J-hook.
  • Simply place an S-hook over exposed pipes or ceiling beams.

Use a ladder according to the directions at all times as a safety tip. Think about asking a friend to assist you.

How should I hang my plants?

The top 6 ceiling hooks for plants

  • Screw Hooks by WaterLuu.
  • Elephant Hangman Hooks.
  • Heavy Duty Hooks by Yzerel.
  • Ceiling Hook by Menoly.
  • Q-Hanger Hooks by Beheno.
  • Drop Ceiling Hooks by Gluposti.

Magnet Hook With A Magnetic Hang

You could hang your plants from your ceiling using solid magnetic hooks, depending on the construction of your ceiling. The magnetic hooks have an attached hook and a plate.

The hook should be fastened to a metal ceiling fixture or air vent. Use a loop to suspend your plant over the hook.

Hang Plants From Your Ceiling Using An Adhesive Hook

Utilizing adhesive hooks is the alternative method for suspending plants from the ceiling without harming your roof.

The sticky hooks can be adjusted to the exact size needed for your ceiling. They are available online or at your neighbourhood hardware store.

Peel off the adhesive cover from the hook after you have it and adhere the hook’s back to the ceiling. To hang your plant pot from your roof, it should include a hook or string that you can pass over the hook.

For heavy plants, make sure you use stronger hooks to prevent sliding off.

Use Suction Cup Hangers

Does your house have a skylight? Suction cup hangers are your best choice if so.

The cups work best on flat surfaces. Since it leaves no holes in your ceiling, it is safe to use.

Use Tension Rods

Using tension rods would also spare you the trouble of having to drill holes in your ceiling. Typically, curtains, garments, and room dividers are hung on the rods.

On the other hand, you can still hang plants from them. You can hang your planters from two rods vertically on the area where you want to hang them using three rods.

Support a third rod that runs horizontally between the two by using the two as support. To create tension between two rods is the idea.

You hang your pots or air plants, like the Bird’s Nest Fern or String of Pearls, here.

It costs little money and won’t harm your ceiling. Tension rods are available from internet retailers like Amazon.

Check the rods’ weight capacity to make sure they can support the plants after watering for safety’s sake.

The plant pole in the boho style can also be used to suspend plants from the ceiling. This rod works nicely with most pots and hangers.

Use Floating Shelves

In order to provide the planters or pots ample sunlight, hang them in front of a window.

To prevent drilling your ceiling, you might combine this with an adhesive or magnetic hook.

Macrame Plant Holders

You may also use macrame plant hangers to hang plants from your ceiling. Your hanging plant will be held in place by the loop that you pass over their hooks.

Macrame plant stands offer your area an anti-gravity sense and guard against rodents eating your plants.

Clothing Rack Vertical Garden

Using a clothing rack as a vertical garden is another solution you could consider if you want to avoid making holes in your lovely ceiling. Plant pots should be hung on the rack’s top pole.

It’s a clever method to exhibit a lovely array of plants on your garment rack.

Use Wall Mounted Hooks With A Command Strip

To hang your plants, you could use a command strip and a wooden hook fixed on the wall. These plants might be housed in a planter or a basket.


If there is a place to hang them, S-hooks are perfect for hanging your plants from anywhere in your home. That can be on your wall’s slab or a tension rod.


Instead of drilling into your ceiling, why not use a shelf planter. To easily put your plants, use a large shelf you already have in your home or buy one.

While keeping the house organised, a high shelf makes space for hanging your plants.

Use A Coat Rack

To keep your ceiling’s sparkle, you need to think outside the box. You might want to consider using a coat rack.

It hangs your plants beautifully and prevents you from having to make holes.

Use planters with loops to hang them on the coat rack after buying one from an area store or Amazon.

Sturdy Decorative Branches

If you have any solid decorative branches nearby, this is a fantastic alternative. Since you want to make your living room as pleasant as possible, you must be very picky.

Create the appearance of boho home decor by stringing the branches together.

Employ Clamps As Hooks

You are aware of the holding and fastening capabilities of a clamp. If you have a space in your attic or living room, such as the edge of a mid-running wall, it’s a great option.