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Simple DIY Macrame Plant Hangers

These simple DIY makrame plant hangers have been a long time coming. I was itching to make them since I bought these two cute baskets for 1€ at a flea market the other day.

The baskets are super lightweight and just perfect to be hanging planters. I spray painted them white, they were a reddish brown before and white just fits in better. These plant hangers add such a cute boho vibe to the room, I am thinking of making more for the terrace when I find more baskets.


Simple DIY Macrame Plant Hangers

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1.What I have used:

2 different sized baskets

yute twine

7 wooden beads in total



Have you ever tried the macrame technique? There are so many different ways of knotting beautiful patterns and designs, Pinterest is full of them! I opted for a simple and easy way, probably not even real macrame, that also involves wooden beads. Below I’m explaining step by step, I hope you can get an overall idea.

The instructions show the smaller basket hanger and I used three bunches of 2 strings each [6 in total], so three beads for it. For the larger basket I used 4 bunches of 2 strings each [8 in total ] and 4 beads.


2. I cut yute twine into 6 1m long strings. I tied them in a big knot on the top.

3. Then separated them in to three bunches of two strings each and tied small knots of two strings each.

4. After, I added a bigger sized wooden bead to each one of the bunches of two strings. The previously tied knot keeps them in place.

simple DIY macrame plant hangers kreativk.net


5. Next, I grabbed my basket and turned it upside down to place the knotted strings with beads on top. The big knot will go in the center and I evened out the three beads on the bottom. You want to have the same spaces between them.

6. Now I started with my first knot, grabbing one string of two bunches each and knotting it in the middle more or less. Repeat with the rest of the two bunches of strings.

7. The next knot round is ready to be made, again just like in step 6

8. I grabbed the big knot I made at the very beginning, holding the basket with my other hand and turned the whole thing around. I stretched out the twine a bit simply by pulling on both ends and arranged the basket and plant inside it.

simple DIY macrame plant hangers kreativk.net


When your hanger is actually hanging in it’s spot, you can still arrange the twine a bit and pull it in place.

I decided to hang it on my farmhouse ladder, so the hangers ended up being way shorter. But I didn’t want to cut the twine, in case I end up changing their spots one day. So I twisted the long tops of twine just around each other as you can see below, and then tucked the ends into the planters. I don’t know if I am making any sense… 😉 I hope so.


simple DIY macrame plant hangers kreativk.net


simple DIY macrame plant hangers kreativk.net


simple DIY macrame plant hangers kreativk.net


simple DIY macrame plant hangers kreativk.net


simple DIY macrame plant hangers kreativk.net


simple DIY macrame plant hangers kreativk.net


simple DIY macrame plant hangers kreativk.net


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simple DIY macrame plant hanger // kreativk.net


So what do you think, are you making some cute plant hangers this season?? Let me know!

Thank you for stopping by the blog today, I appreciate it! Wishing you a lovely Monday!











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  • Emily
    19/05/2018 at 00:51

    I love how these turned out, and how you’ve displayed them on your ladder! Thank you for sharing with Merry Monday! I’m featuring your plant hangers at our upcoming party – we’d love for you to stop by and link up again!

    • Katrin
      20/05/2018 at 15:03

      Thank you so much Emily, looking forward to it!

  • Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled
    11/05/2018 at 19:12

    Love these plant hangers. I really want to make a macrame holder and love the addition of the wooden balls. Visiting from Sweet Inspiration party.

    • Katrin
      16/05/2018 at 21:08

      Thank you so much Victoria!

  • Marie
    08/05/2018 at 03:24

    The contrasts between the jute, wooden beads, white baskets and pop of green are so lovely – especially when hung on a pretty white farmhouse ladder! Pinned 😊

    • Katrin
      11/05/2018 at 17:19

      Yes, I’m quite happy with how they look on the ladder Marie, Thank you 🙂

  • Mary
    07/05/2018 at 21:50

    Katrin it is so pretty. Loads of texture and my favorite material. How can you go wrong!!

    • Katrin
      11/05/2018 at 17:18

      Yes, those baskets were just right to be turned into hanging baskets, hey? Thanks Mary.

  • Jenny
    07/05/2018 at 12:38

    These look so pretty and easy to make. I love the colors of the them and then the pop of green of the plant. Beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday. Hope to see you at the party next week!

    • Katrin
      11/05/2018 at 17:17

      Thank you so much Jenny!

  • Michelle Leslie
    07/05/2018 at 11:42

    And happy Monday to you too Katrin 😀 Love how beautiful the jute and the wooden beads look together. I have to admit I haven’t tried macrame yet. My Mom always made these gorgeous intricate pieces when we were kids. I still have one of those in our home after all these years. Maybe I should ask her for some lessons once I’ve master the art of tying basic knots.

    • Katrin
      11/05/2018 at 17:17

      Thank you Michelle. This is not the real macrame, you know… just the easy Katrin version, haha. I’m sure your mom’s must look gorgeous! Would love to see it.