Plant hangers are a practical and decorative way to display your plants and add a touch of greenery to any room. Whether you have a single houseplant or a collection of plants, a plant hanger can be a simple and stylish way to showcase them. Here are some steps you can follow to make your own plant hanger using basic materials.
- 4mm macramé cord (or any other sturdy, braided cord)
- Measuring tape or ruler
- Plant pot
Step 1: Measure the length of cord needed
To make a plant hanger, you’ll need to determine the length of cord you need based on the size of your plant pot and the desired length of the hanger. As a general rule, you’ll need about three times the height of the pot plus an additional foot or two for the hanger itself. For example, if your pot is 12 inches tall, you’ll need about 36 inches of cord.
Step 2: Cut the cord
Using a measuring tape or ruler, measure out the length of cord you need and cut it with scissors. Be sure to leave a few extra inches for tying knots.
Step 3: Tie a base knot
To create the base of the plant hanger, tie a square knot using four strands of cord. To do this, lay the cord out in front of you with the four strands evenly spaced. Cross the outer left cord over the middle two cords, then cross the outer right cord over the middle two cords. Tighten the knot by pulling on the cords and adjust the cords so that the knot sits at the center of the cords.
Step 4: Divide the cords into two groups
Divide the cords into two groups of two, with the cords in each group evenly spaced. These two groups of cords will form the loops that the plant pot will hang from.
Step 5: Tie a knot for each loop
To create the loops for the plant pot, tie a knot using two cords from each group. To do this, tie a simple knot with the two cords, pulling them tight and adjusting the knot so that it sits at the center of the cords. Repeat this process with the other group of cords to create the second loop.
Step 6: Adjust the loops
Adjust the loops to the desired length, making sure they are evenly spaced and the knots are tight. The loops should be long enough to hold the plant pot securely, but not so long that the plant pot touches the ground.
Step 7: Hang the plant pot
Place the plant pot in the loops of the hanger, and adjust the hanger as needed to ensure that the pot is evenly balanced. Hang the hanger from a hook or other support, and adjust the length of the hanger as needed to achieve the desired height.
By following these steps and using basic materials, you can create a simple and stylish plant hanger to display your plants and add a touch of greenery to any room. Whether you choose a single plant or a collection of plants, a plant hanger is a practical and decorative way to showcase your green thumb and bring a bit of nature indoors.