Beginner's Guide: How to Create a Macrame Plant Hanger with Beads

Are you ready to add a touch of boho chic to your living space?

As the season turns and nature bursts into life, let's bring a touch of handmade charm into our homes.

In this beginner's guide, we'll show you how to create a stunning macrame plant hanger adorned with beads.

We'll guide you step by step as you learn to create a breathtaking macrame plant hanger adorned with intricate beads, adding a unique and stylish flair to your decor.

If you're ready to bring life into your living space, let's begin!

What is Macrame?

Macrame is an art form beloved for its beauty and versatility, where cords are intricately woven together to craft both decorative and practical items.

Its roots stretch back through centuries, drawing inspiration from cultures worldwide, including Arabic, Chinese, and Indigenous American traditions.

At its core, macrame relies on different types of knots to create captivating patterns and designs, achieved through the crossing, looping, and tying of cords in specific ways.

What makes macrame so appealing is its simplicity—it requires only cords, typically made from materials like cotton or jute, and your hands; no special tools needed.

A variety of knots are used in macrame, such as the Square Knot, Double Half Hitch, and Lark’s Head knot, allowing for endless creativity and unique designs.

From wall hangings to plant hangers, keychains, bracelets, and even clothing, macrame finds its way into various aspects of daily life, offering endless opportunities for personalization.

Exploring different colors, textures, and cord thicknesses adds a personal touch to each creation, making every piece truly one-of-a-kind.

Engaging in macrame provides a relaxing and fulfilling way to express creativity, whether crafting gifts for loved ones or beautifying living spaces.

Mastering the basic knots opens up a world of possibilities, and with abundant online tutorials and resources available, beginners can easily get started and find inspiration.

In essence, macrame is a therapeutic and delightful craft, allowing individuals to create charming and artistic pieces while infusing a bohemian charm into their surroundings.

Macrame Knots You Need to Know to Make a Macrame Plant Hanger

Getting familiar with macrame knots is essential for mastering the art of macrame.

For this project, you will need to know the following knots:

The above knots are basic knots widely used in many macrame projects.

Mastering essential knots such as the lark’s head and half hitch lays a strong groundwork for crafting various macrame projects, like a Macrame Plant Hanger.

 

The more you practice and repeat these knots, the more confident you'll become at tying them.

This confidence will open the door to experimenting with more complex patterns and designs.

I have compiled a FREE EBOOK guide, "50 Macrame Knots & Sennits Guide," that goes over step by step with pictures on how to make 50 different knots and sennits.

This guide will assist you in learning the knots and provide insights into creating unique knot sequences and pattern designs.

FREE DOWNLOAD HERE 

Benefits of a Macrame Plant Hanger

Macrame plant hangers, especially those adorned with flowers and beads, offer several benefits beyond just being visually appealing

  • Space-Saving Elegance: Macrame plant hangers are excellent for small spaces or areas where floor space is limited. They allow you to hang plants vertically, maximizing space and adding a touch of greenery without cluttering surfaces.

  • Natural Element: Having plants indoors has numerous benefits, including improving air quality, reducing stress, and enhancing overall well-being. Macrame plant hangers bring nature indoors in a stylish and functional way.
  • Customizable Design: Macrame plant hangers can be customized to suit your style and preferences. You can choose different colors, types of flowers, and beads to match your existing decor or create a focal point in any room.

Macrame plant hanger with flowers and beads not only adds beauty to your space but also brings nature closer while reflecting your personal style and creativity.

Macrame Plant Hanger Cords and Materials

Bochiknot macrame colored cord - recycled cotton cord

Choosing the Right Macrame Cord

We used 4mm macrame cord recycled cotton cord from our Rainbow line.

Benefits of Recycled Cotton Cord:

  • Our recycled macrame cotton cord collection is known for exceptional quality and sustainability.
  • Strength and durability
  • Versatile for all types of macrame projects

    Macrame Materials & Supplies

    You will need the following materials:

    Essential Macrame Tools 

    Macrame Plant Hanger Details

    Skill Level

    • Beginner

    Completed Size

    • 7" width (with pot) and 37" length

    Completion Time

    • 2 to 3 hours depending on skill level 

    Materials Needed (for 1 unit)

    Cotton Lengths Needed

    • 4 x 350 cm (138")
    • 8 x 150 cm (59")
    • 1 x 60 cm (24")

    * Note: Cord lengths are based on a 4mm macrame single strand twist recycled cotton cord. If you use a different size or brand, adjust lengths accordingly.

    Important Macrame Terms for Beginners

    Here are some helpful macrame terms you should know when following this pattern:

    1. Knots:  Macrame involves creating patterns with knots like the square knot and double half hitch. Refer to the "Macrame Knots You Need to Know" section for the knots used in this pattern.
    2. Cords: Cords are the primary material used in Macrame. They are made of cotton, jute, nylon, or synthetic fibers. Macrame cords come in various thicknesses and colors.
    3. Fringe: Fringe refers to the loose ends of cords that hang down, adding a decorative element to beginner projects. The fringe can be left as is or trimmed to a desired length.
    4. Anchor cord: refers to the fixed cord or structure to which other cords are attached or knotted, providing stability and support to the design.
    5. Working cord: This is the cord that is actively used to create knots and patterns, manipulated and moved throughout the project to form the desired design.

    Step-by-Step Pattern Instructions

    Here are the step-by-step instructions on creating a Macrame Plant Hanger with Beads: Beginner's Guide.

    Step #1

    • Weave 4 x 350 cm cords through the ring.
    Creating a Macrame Plant Hanger with Beads: Beginner's Guide

    Step #2

    • Separate the cords into 2 cord sections and make 24 consecutive Crowns knots.
    Creating a Macrame Plant Hanger with Beads: Beginner's Guide
    Creating a Macrame Plant Hanger with Beads: Beginner's Guide
    Creating a Macrame Plant Hanger with Beads: Beginner's Guide
    Creating a Macrame Plant Hanger with Beads: Beginner's Guide

    Step #3

    • With a 2-cord section, overlap the cords several inches down and then attach 2 x 150 cm cords with Reverse Lark's Head knots.
    Creating a Macrame Plant Hanger with Beads: Beginner's Guide
    Creating a Macrame Plant Hanger with Beads: Beginner's Guide

    Step #4

    • Straighten out the cords and measure the spacing to desired length and adjust the knots.
    • Recommended spacing length is 22 cm (8.5")
    Creating a Macrame Plant Hanger with Beads: Beginner's Guide

    Step #5

    • Make 3 consecutive Vertical Lark's Head knots on the right and left side.
    Creating a Macrame Plant Hanger with Beads: Beginner's Guide
    Creating a Macrame Plant Hanger with Beads: Beginner's Guide
    Creating a Macrame Plant Hanger with Beads: Beginner's Guide

      Step #6

      • Thread a bead through the middle 2 cords.
      Creating a Macrame Plant Hanger with Beads: Beginner's Guide
      Creating a Macrame Plant Hanger with Beads: Beginner's Guide

      Step #7

      • Overlap the anchor cords and bring the middle 2 cords up and through the top middle hole. Then make a Half Hitch knot with the left and right cords.
      Creating a Macrame Plant Hanger with Beads: Beginner's Guide
      Creating a Macrame Plant Hanger with Beads: Beginner's Guide
      Creating a Macrame Plant Hanger with Beads: Beginner's Guide

      Step #8

      • Use the anchor cords as working cords now for a large Square knot.
      Creating a Macrame Plant Hanger with Beads: Beginner's Guide
      Creating a Macrame Plant Hanger with Beads: Beginner's Guide

      Step #9

      • Repeat the Daisy patterns all around.
      Creating a Macrame Plant Hanger with Beads: Beginner's Guide
      Creating a Macrame Plant Hanger with Beads: Beginner's Guide

      Step #10

      • Skip a few inches down and make a Square knot.
      • Repeat all around.
      Creating a Macrame Plant Hanger with Beads: Beginner's Guide
      Creating a Macrame Plant Hanger with Beads: Beginner's Guide

      Step #11

      • Skip another few inches down and make another row of Alternating Square knots all around.
      Creating a Macrame Plant Hanger with Beads: Beginner's Guide
      Creating a Macrame Plant Hanger with Beads: Beginner's Guide
      Creating a Macrame Plant Hanger with Beads: Beginner's Guide

      Step #12

      • Use a 60 cm cord as a working cord for a Gathering knot.
      Creating a Macrame Plant Hanger with Beads: Beginner's Guide
      Creating a Macrame Plant Hanger with Beads: Beginner's Guide

      Step #13

      • Trim off excess cords and fringe at the bottom.
      Creating a Macrame Plant Hanger with Beads: Beginner's Guide
      Creating a Macrame Plant Hanger with Beads: Beginner's Guide

      Video Tutorial | Beginner's Guide: How to Create a Macrame Plant Hanger with Beads


      Crafting your own macrame plant hanger with beads is a rewarding and creative endeavor that anyone can enjoy, regardless of experience level.

      From mastering basic knots to adding personalized touches with beads and flowers, this beginner's guide has equipped you with the essential skills to bring your vision to life.

      As you embark on your macrame journey, remember to embrace the process and let your creativity flow.

      Whether you're decorating your own space or gifting a handmade creation to a loved one, the beauty of macrame lies in its ability to add warmth, charm, and a touch of handmade magic to any environment.

      So gather your materials, follow the steps outlined in this guide, and unleash your inner artist.

      With each knot tied and bead added, you're not just creating a macrame plant hanger—you're crafting a piece of art that reflects your unique style and personality.

      Happy crafting, and may your macrame adventures be filled with joy and inspiration!

      Looking for More Fun DIY Macrame Patterns?

      Looking to expand the macrame skills you've learned?

      We got you covered with more macrame DIY projects you can make in the comfort of your own home.

      I have numerous diverse DIY macrame patterns that you can explore, ranging from distinctive wall hangings for home decor to timeless plant hangers suitable for all skill levels.

      Browse my collection of DIY macrame patterns on Etsy.

      The patterns come complete with step-by-step photos, written instructions, and helpful tips and tricks to assist you throughout your macrame journey.

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