Make an Easy Macrame Plant Hanger Out of Old Twine

I have had this skein of jute twine for several years and it never ever seems to get any smaller. No matter how much I use for projects, the bundle always stays the same – it is endless. I picked up the entire thing for $20 a few years ago at the Country Living Fair and haven’t regretted it for a minute.

Macrame has made a resurgence the past few years and I thought it would be fun to turn some of this never-ending twine into a cool plant hanger. I have already made three of them and wanted to share with you today how super easy and super quick it is to make them.

skien of vintage jute twine

For my hangers, I made them to fit pots (or glass jars) that are about 4″ across the top give or take. The dimensions in this project will be for pots or jars that are approximately the same.

Making the Plant Hangers

Step 1

Start by cutting 4 lengths of jute twine 92″ long each.

cutting jute twine to make a plant holder

Step 2

Next, fold them in half and tie a knot about two inches down from the fold. Be sure to give a little tug to each piece of twine after you have made the knot to tighten it up.

a knot in twine

Step 3

Take two pieces of twine that are next to each other, and tie a knot approximately 14″ down from the large knot. Continue until you have tied all 4 knots.

knots tied into jute twine

Step 4

Working about 4″ down from your first row of knots, grab one piece of twine under one knot and one piece of twine from the knot next to it and tie them together with a knot. You will be creating a diamond pattern. Continue until all pieces have been knotted to the one next to them.

You can see in the photo below, I have placed the pieces that need to be knotted together next to each other. To finish off this row of knots, you will grab the last two and tie them (the top one and bottom one in the picture)

tying knots in jute twine

jute twine tied in knots

making a macrame plant holder

Step 5

To finish off your plant hanger, grab all of the twine pieces and tie a large knot a few inches below the last row of knots. This will create a place for your pot to sit.

jute twine macrame plant holder

Hang your macrame plant holder in a sunny spot and add a pot or glass jar with your favourite plant, herbs, or flowers.

macrame plant hanger

knotted jute twine

jute twine tied in knots

What better way to celebrate the start of Spring than with some fun and trendy new plant hangers. Let the season begin!

twine macrame plant holder

Happy Spring!


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2 Comments on " Make an Easy Macrame Plant Hanger Out of Old Twine "

  1. Lisa

    You make it look soo easy!!

    1. Lisa

      Thanks, Marisa! It really was easy to make and only took about 10 minutes 🙂

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