Homemade Plant Hanger Ideas

May 29, 2008

Hanging planter of petunias.I need to make some quick, simple twine plant hangars. I don't have time to learn macrame at this point, but looking for plant hanger ideas using twine. I have a lot of houseplants that I want to sell at the neighborhood yard sale and would like to display the hanging plants. Thanks.


Penny Lou from Tipton, IN


May 29, 20080 found this helpful

You might be able to crochet a simple chain stitch into a "hoop" just smaller than the top rim of the pot (so the pot wouldn't fall out), and then chain 3-4 additional "arms" to space evenly and knot at the top and hang by. If you don't crochet, you might try the same method and just braid a few strands of twine instead of using the chain stitch. I haven't tried this method myself, but it's the quickest and easiest way I could think of. I don't know how to macrame either!

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By Jan (Guest Post)
May 30, 20080 found this helpful

Hi,just braid your twine like you do hair,use 3 strands to make them thicker use more twine,but still use 3 strands to braid.

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May 30, 20080 found this helpful

If you don't have time for the hanger idea, then set them on a picnic table or other high shelf with the trailing foliage hanging over the edge.

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May 31, 20080 found this helpful

There are some very easy macrame hangers that you could make using only a square knot. Takes no skill at all. Try googling for directions and see what you come up with.


However, if it is the plants you are selling, and not the hangers, I'd go with the shelf idea. Let people make their own hangers. Or maybe you can buy some for next to nothing at someone else's yard sale.

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By Carol (Guest Post)
June 2, 20080 found this helpful

When I'm in a hurry I just use the twine, I cut eight pieces twice the length as I want the hanger. Fold it in half and close to the top about 4 inches down from the fold tie a piece of the cord. This makes the loop to hang it with. Next you will go down about a foot to a foot and a half and simply tie two of the cords together, continue tying two together until you have 4 knots all the the same distance from the top loop.

Now it gets a little harder to explain but go down again about 1 foot and take a cord from two opposite strips that have already been knotted and knot them together, continue around until you have 4 more knots at equal levels. Now at the bottom I tie one large knot with all of the cords together about a foot down from the last knots. Hope this helps.

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September 4, 2011

Where could I learn to make an easy hanging holder for my potted plants?

By Sherri


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September 7, 20110 found this helpful

My husband made me a hanger for one of my plants not long ago and it works fantastic!

We went to Walmart and picked up a small pulley (only a little less than $2, found in hardware dept) and some nylon string (also in hardware dept). Nylon because it's so much stronger than cotton.


He screwed a small hook into the wall between 2 of my windows where it is hidden (although if you get a nice hook you wouldn't need to hide it). Make sure the opening to the hook is facing down or the string will pop off.

We put a loop on either end of the string. The first loop went on the hook for the plant. The other loop went on the wall hook.

We lowered the plant to a good height for watering and tied a kitty toy ball on the string at the point of the string that's at the pulley at this point.

Now my plant is up where I want it to be, but when it comes time to water it, all I have to do is unhook the loop from the wall hook and lower it. Then raise it back up and rehook it when I'm done.

Total cost: less than $4, with lots of string left for other project. Might add another maybe $1 for a ball or something to stop it from lowering too far and coming through the pulley.


Good luck!

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September 7, 20110 found this helpful

Forgot to say, if you don't put a ball or something at the lowering height like I described, the weight of the plant will bring it all the way down and through the pulley. I guess you could call the ball a stopper. Just be sure it's large enough and strong enough to not go through the pulley and not break with the weight of the plant.

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July 5, 20160 found this helpful

i know this is old but do you have any pictures of your plant hangers? sounds great>> thanks Linda

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May 2, 2008

I am looking for instructions for a beaded plant hanger. I have many many craft books and have searched everywhere without any luck at all. Would appreciate if anyone may have or know of where to obtain these directions. TIA

Elaine from Michigan


May 22, 20080 found this helpful

Here is a link for you. There are links to the
illustrations in the steps.

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By Midge (Guest Post)
November 2, 20080 found this helpful

Did you ever find your beaded plant hanger? If not here it is found on bjscraft site

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March 6, 20090 found this helpful

Michael's arts and crafts store should have the books you are looking for plus they have all kinds of crafts all over their store and books also. Good luck. Patricia I am also from Michigan, born and raised, I now live in Sarasota, FL.

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May 15, 2012

I had a pattern to make a plant hanger with jute and buttons, but cannot find it. Anybody have one to share?

By Shirl


May 21, 20120 found this helpful

Try or Good Luck.

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October 1, 2019

Macrame crafts come and go, but the plant hangers seem to retain their popularity. You can make these easy DIY plant hangers and save money over buying them retail.


Detailed instructions follow.

DIY Macrame Plant Hangers - pot hanging

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