ISSUE 63  |  Do-It-Yourself

DIY: Macrame Plant Hanger (Pink, of Course)

March 13, 2013 3:00 PM

BY Izabella Simmons

Spotted on Refinery 29: A DIY plant hanger that is as simple as tying a few knots.

If you have experience with macrame, you have a slight advantage (but fear not—I never was a Girl Scout, but I found this project fun and easy).

Above: Plant hanger in neon pink cord, via Refinery 29.


  • White ceramic pot; Ikea’s Kardemumma; $1.99, or source planters at your local nursery.
  • Bright pink cord; Amy Neon Pink Cord; $2.29 from Macrame Superstore, or find at your local hardware store.
  • Scissors.
  • Ceiling hook.


Above: For the full tutorial on macrame plant hangers, go to and follow the step-by-step instructions. The simple instructions show how you make the hanging basket by measuring out eight equally long rope pieces and use a knotting technique to tie the ropes into a diamond pattern.

  • Measure eight pieces of cord.
  • Knot together per step-by-step directions on Refinery 29.
  • Attach to a hook on the ceiling.

For more of our favorite hanging planters for indoor rooms, see Urban Garden Hangers.

N.B.: This is an update of a post originally published March 23, 2012.