How To Tie Hanging Plants

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 constructor, 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 realized 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 color, 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 center 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, traveling 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.

How can I prevent the spinning of my hanging plants?

A serious issue that might lead to the gadget failing is hanging baskets that spin in the wind. Hanging baskets on a building’s corner have a propensity towards spinning. Two things may occur. The Plant Booster device’s hook may experience extreme strain, leading to the tube becoming twisted around the hanger as the basket rotates. The device, the tube, or both could fail as a result of either problem. Use a tether strap or chain from the basket to the wall to prevent the basket from rotating through more than, say, 90 degrees if you must hang a basket in an area where the wind would likely cause it to spin. This will fix the problem. It is also advised to utilize cable ties or swivel links, as shown in the photographs below, to avoid placing undue strain on the device hook.

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 plants be hung on walls without using nails?

How Not to Drill for Plant Hanging

  • Tension rod
  • Hooks S.
  • Hooked wall hanging planters.
  • an apparel rack.
  • a stand for hats or coats.
  • Wall or ceiling hooks with adhesive.
  • Skylight Suction Hooks
  • Hooks for the doors.

How are paracord plant hangers made?

Plant Hanger with Paracord

  • Step 1: Resources assemble the following supplies:
  • Step 2: Cut once after measuring twice. Cut four paracord lengths, each 10 feet long (3.048 meters).
  • Step 3: Seal and Burn.
  • Put a Ring on It in Step Four.
  • Secure (Step 5).
  • Divide and bead in step six.
  • Secure Beads in Step 7.
  • Creating the Mesh is step eight.

How can you use yarn to construct a straightforward plant hanger?

Generally speaking, hanging plants cost more than their basic, potted counterparts. Make your own potted plant hangers from spare yarn scraps. Because yarn is available in so many different shades, tones, and textures, it’s simple to match your plant hangers to the furnishings in any room of your house. Simple knots can be used to make a strong, useful, and lovely item of home décor.

For this project, go with a thick, bulky-weight yarn. The best fibers for ordinary wear and tear are synthetic fibers, such acrylic. Wool may warp in the presence of water and friction, and cotton loses its elasticity with time.

  • Generally speaking, hanging plants cost more than their basic, potted counterparts.
  • Simple knots can be used to make a strong, useful, and lovely item of home décor.

The length of your plant hanger should be measured. This is the distance between the bottom of the plant’s pot and the hook from which you will hang the plant.

Add five times to this measurement. To this size, cut six pieces of bulky-weight yarn. You would need six lengths of yarn that are each five feet long to make a one foot plant hanger.

The yarn bits are folded in half. A sizable metal O-ring should be moved across the yarn strands until it reaches the center fold. Use a hitch or slip knot to tie the yarn beneath the ring to keep it in place.

  • The length of your plant hanger should be measured.
  • A sizable metal O-ring should be moved across the yarn strands until it reaches the center fold.

Heavy duty yarn should be divided into strands. There should be twelve given that they are folded in half. Make three groupings of four strands out of the strands.

Use a bulldog clip to secure the metal ring. A safe surface, like the edge of a desk, table, or couch, is ideal for mounting the bulldog clip.

Choose a single quartet of strands. This group should be tied off from the other yarn strands using an overhand knot to keep it together.

Heavy duty yarn should be divided into strands.

Using two strands held together as one, tie two square knots with the yarn fragments in the clipped group. The knots should be positioned such that they meet the top edge of the flower pot. Avoid tightening the square knots; they should be firm but loose enough to allow you to still see the pattern of the knots’ construction.

Use two strands that are held together as one to tie two square knots in each of the remaining four-strand groups. Place these knots so that they meet the top edge of your flower pot. You should be able to see the design of the knots if you don’t tug too hard on the knots. The yarn should now be divided into three portions, each with one overhand knot and two square knots.

  • Using two strands held together as one, tie two square knots with the yarn fragments in the clipped group.

To the bottom of the flower pot, weave all of the yarn strands, interlacing and adding knots as you see fit. Any additional knots you tie in the yarn strands are just ornamental; they are not necessary. Put a square knot or hitch knot on each of the strands and secure them at the base of the pot.

The yarn strands’ ends should be carefully cut or left hanging to create a stylish tassel.

To add glitz and glamour to your yarn plant hangers, string beads onto the strands of yarn before knotting.

Create a crochet chain for each initial strand of yarn if you are skilled in the chain stitch of crochet to add a more twisted, beautiful touch.

Make mistakes or explore with knots without fear. Knots are always reversible. As you make your plant hangers, take some time to experiment with the yarn.