This DIY plant hanger project is great for beginners because it’s simple, quick, and beautiful. It takes about 10 minutes to make a hanger and all you need are scissors, string, and a measuring tape!
Let’s get started!
You’ll be able to fit various sized pots in this DIY plant hanger. I’m currently hanging a pot that’s 5 inches wide at the base and 9 inches wide at the top. You can adjust your knots to fit different pot sizes, and you can adjust the length of the string according to how low you want the plant to hang. We’ll talk more about these variations later!
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DIY Plant Hanger | Supplies
32 feet of jute/string/yarn
How to Make a String Plant Hanger
1. Learn How to Tie an Overhand Knot
You’ll only be using one type of knot for this simple plant hanger tutorial, and it’s called an overhand knot. You can practice tying overhand knots by following the photos below. Once you’re comfortable with the process, proceed with the following steps to start the project!
2. Cut the Strands
Cut 4 pieces of string/jute/yarn 8 feet long each (96 inches each)
3. Tie the Top Loop Knot
Fold all 4 strings in half and make a loop at the center (Picture 1 below)
Using all strings, tie an overhand knot a few inches below the center loop (Pictures 2 & 3)
Finally, you’re left with the top loop which is what your DIY Plant Hanger will hang from (Picture 4)
4. Tie your First Row of Knots
Separate the strings into 4 groups of two (Picture 1 below)
Take your first group of string, and use the measuring tape to mark 6 inches from the base of your top knot. Tie an overhand knot here (Picture 2)
Repeat that step with the other 3 groups of string. When you’re finished, you’ll be left with a row of 4 knots. (Picture 3)
5. Tie your Second Row of Knots
Using one strand of string from your 1st group and then one strand of string from the 2nd group, create an overhand knot 6 inches below the first row of knots (see photo below).
Continue using this method to finish your second row of knots. (So for knot #2, take the remaining string from your 2nd group and tie it to one of the strings from your 3rd group). When done correctly, you’ll create a diamond shape as pictured above.
Once you’ve tied 3 knots in in this second row, you’ll be left with two untied strands; One from the 1st group of string and one from the 4th group. Tie those two strings together to make your final knot.
6. Tie your Third Row of Knots
Repeat the process in step 5, making your 3rd row of knots 6 inches below the 2nd row. You’ll be left with 3 rows of knots in total.
7. Finish off the DIY Plant Hanger with one last knot
Tie a large overhand knot about 6 inches below your 3rd row of knots using all 8 strands of string. This is the knot that the base of your pot will sit on.
Making Adjustments to your DIY Plant Hanger
For smaller pots, you’ll need to tie your 3 rows of knots closer together so that your plant doesn’t slip through the large gaps. So instead of spacing the rows 6 inches apart, you may need to go down to 3 or 4 inches depending on how small your pot is. It’d also be a good idea to start your first row of knots 8-10 inches blow the top knot for better support.
You can cut the string longer than 8 feet if you want your plant to hang low, or you can cut the string shorter than 8 feet if you want it to hang higher up.
You can add beads to the strands of string before tying each knot for some extra style!
Once you’re comfortable with this basic DIY plant hanger tutorial, you’ll be able to experiment with braids and more complex knots for your next plant hanger!