the easiest and cutest way to show off your plant babies!
By abigail thielen
Did you become a plant parent over quarantine and struggle to find a place for them? Well, I’ve got you covered! I experimented with several different DIY tutorials and found the easiest and most gratifying method to make adorable homes for your plants.
For this DIY you will need:
1 roll of macrame cord in the color of your choice (I bought pink cord online)
1 Plant pot (Any size works)
Large decorative beads
Fine hair comb
1. Cut eight strands of cord each measuring around 45 inches (This can be adjusted based on your preferences for height). Tie the cords in one big knot at the end, leaving about 4-5 inches for the fringe.
2. Place your plant pot upside down on a flat surface. Divide your cords into four sections and place on the bottom side of the pot in 4 ‘corners’ of the pot. Tape the knot on the center of the bottom of the pot, securing the four sections in place.
3. Knot each of the 4 sections around the edge of the bottom. Tape over those knots.
4. Divide each section (the two cords) in half and join each side with the next cord over, forming a diamond shape. Knot at the halfway point of the point in the center of the two sections. Tape over each knot.
5. Repeat the last step, placing the knots along the brim of the pot. Tape over the knots.
6. Join all 8 cords into a knot, leaving at least 5 inches of cord at the end. Hold the hanger by the knot and see if it is crooked. Adjust the knot as needed until the pot sits evenly. The extra 5 inches of cord allow you to tie the hanger around any curtain rod or shower rod of your choosing.
7. This step is optional. Brush through the fringe at the bottom with a fine tooth comb for a fluffy fringe. Start combing from the very ends and work your way up, otherwise the cords will get tangled.
8. Place your plant in the pot and hang your planter wherever you’d like to! Now it’s time to marvel at your plant in all of its suspended photosynthesizing glory.
This DIY is really easy and spruces up any room. Macrame cord comes in many different colors. Here are some cords I recommend:
If you’d like to add beading, they would go stringed between the knots of your plants as desired. Here are some pretty beads you might enjoy:
Linked here is the original tutorial that taught me the basics of how to make these plant hangers:
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Tag @cma_fsu on instagram so we can see yours. We’ll see you next week!