How to use macrame hanging plants when decorating your home
If you're looking for a way to spruce up your home decor with a bit of eco-friendly flair, I've got the perfect DIY project for you. It's called macrame hanging plants. Macrame is basically rope that has been used for centuries in different cultures throughout history for things like tying knots and making baskets. The word "macrame" actually comes from an Arabic word meaning "helper" or "helping hand." And that's exactly what these simple plant holders will do for your plants: help them grow by providing light, heat, humidity and nutrients—all while looking stunningly chic hanging from a ceiling or doorway!
Buy your materials
Before you begin, be sure to have all of the materials you need. You'll need:
Enough macrame cord to make a circle that is large enough to fit your plant pot
A plant pot and a plant (or two!)
Macrame tools and any other items you may need for finishing touches on your project
Make your first knot
If you are new to macrame, start with a square knot. The square knot is the most basic and useful macrame stitch. It is used to join two cords together but can also be used along the length of a piece to create a fringe effect.
To make a square knot, lay one cord over another so that it lies horizontally across the top of the second cord and form an X shape with loops pointing downward on both sides (see diagram 1). Take hold of each tail about 2 inches from its end; place one under your thumb and take hold of its other end with your index finger (see diagram 2). Move your thumb toward you while pulling down both ends at once (see diagram 3). Repeat this process until there are six or seven complete knots before cutting off excess material from tails.
Wrap the plant pot
You'll want to wrap the plant pot with your string, so that it's completely covered. You can use a pencil or pen to help you wrap the plant pot. Then tie your end of the string into a knot on top of your wrapped plant pot.
A great tip is to place some extra strands around each side of the wrapped plant pot and then secure them with another knot at the bottom. This will give it more stability and keep it from toppling over in high winds!
Make the rest of the knots on your plant holder
The rest of the knots are easy to make. You'll just be repeating what you did in step 5, except that this time around, you're going to tie a knot on every end of your rope. If you don't do this, the macrame hanging plant holder will fall apart and your plant will drop to the floor—and probably break.
To keep track of where each end should go, I like to use different colored string or rope for each one. So if I'm making a larger macrame hanging plant holder than usual (say about 2 feet across), then I'd cut three strings about 6 inches long and tie them together with a simple overhand knot at one end before starting my work in steps 1-5 above). Then when it comes time for me to make those last few knots using that single strand of color-coded string/rope again? Well let's just say we've got ourselves some good luck charms here!
Anyone can learn how to make a macrame hanging planter!
Macrame is a fun and easy craft that you can do with just a little bit of practice. It's also a great way to organize your plants, because it allows them to hang freely in any size or shape. You can make macrame hanging planters out of any material, from rope to yarn, which makes them versatile enough to work in any room of the house!
So, there you have it! It’s not hard to make your own macrame hanging planter. All you need are some good materials, a little practice and patience. If you follow these steps, we promise you’ll end up with a beautiful plant holder that will make any room more interesting!