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Ten Minutes To Make A Macrame Plant Hanger

Macrame. My mun was a fan in the eighties, and I love that it’s making a resurgence thirty years later! I found a great tutorial with a video showing you how to make a macrame plant hanger on Buzz Feed. I made mine in just ten minutes, so I wanted to give you the link! Will you try it too?

I managed to make my macrame plant hanger just using the video on the post. Now that’s the kind of DIY I can get on board with! There are written instructions too.

So here is mine, what do you think? My Coral Pink Macrame Plant Hanger

Ryan took one look and said “Have we gone back to the Seventies?” RUDE! I think the almost neon pink makes it very contemporary!

What I Used To Make My Pink Macrame Plant Hanger

I used bright coral t-shirt cord from Tiger. I’ve had it for over a year, as I bought it on a whim. So I’m very excited to finally use it for something!

The coral metal pot and money plant are both from IKEA ages ago. This colour isn’t available any more, but there are tonnes more in store to choose from!

I didn’t have a ring, so am just using the t-shirt cord to loop it over an S hook on my IKEA Peg Board in the kitchen. I do have some old bangles that would work well though, so if I make another one, I’ll give that a try.
White IEKA Peg Board with Coral Pink Macrame Plant Hanger

It’s a bit too bright to stay here in my kitchen/diner, as I have gone for a blush pink theme to play off the pale grey. So far I’ve chosen paler pink accessories, like the little succulent pots from IKEA, and the origami fairy lights from Primark. We had the big pink clock in our old kitchen and it’s not quite the right shade of pink, but I very much doubt I’ll go to the trouble of painting it!

Tips To Make Your Macrame Plant Hanger Easier To Make

  1. Don’t use stretchy cord! In the video they use some cord that doesn’t have much ‘give’ in it, which would be a better choice, but I just used what I had to hand. The t-shirt material is quite stretchy, so it’s fine for the light plant I have. If I was going to make another one, with a heavier pot, I’d get some rope or twine. I found this cotton rope on Amazon* that looks good and is only £3.90 for 30m.
  2. Loop your macrame plant hanger over a hook, or weigh it down with something heavy, so you can make sure the knots are an equal distance apart.

And that’s it! I’m so happy with how my macrame plant hanger looks, so thanks Buzz Feed for the tutorial, you can click through to their page here.

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DIY Ten Minute Craft: how to make a macrame plant hanger




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  1. Fionnuala

    21st August 2017 at 8:46 pm

    This is great. My husband does loads of macrame but with paracord in camo look for dog leads and such. I keep meaning to get him to give me an intro to it. I must look at the tutorial link. Yours is really pretty.

    1. Becky Pink

      7th September 2017 at 4:38 pm

      Ah thanks so much, I hope you get around to making it too! xx

  2. Caro | The Twinkle Diaries

    21st August 2017 at 11:25 am

    What a brilliant tutorial!!! Fab Becky!! I haven’t done any macrame since school — but I remember making a plant pot holder (with a tin can plant pot) al those years ago!! Good to know that things never really go out of fashion!! 🙂 #HomeEtc

    1. Becky Pink

      7th September 2017 at 4:39 pm

      Ah you are so ahead of the curve Caro xx

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