Learn how to make an easy plant hanger for your house plants.
This tip is inexpensive and lends a lovely, simple design element to your home.
Watch this tutorial in the video. You will also find step-by-step instructions down below for reference.
The only thing you need to make these hangers is some natural jute or similar cording.
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- 90 feet, plus 10 inches - 4mm jute twine (or other cording)
- hook to hang it on while working
- ruler or yard stick
- piece of colored tape (optional)
- Measure the cording and cut it into 9 pieces that are each 10 feet long.
- You will also need one piece that is about 10 inches long.
- Align all the long pieces together and fold them over in half, creating 18 cords that hang down.
- Where the cords have been folded over, wrap the short piece of jute around them and tie it in a knot to secure the pieces together. Then tie the short ends together creating a loop to hang it from.
- Hang the cords from the small loop on a hook on your wall. You could also hang it from the hinge of a door, or a nail. Whatever you have handy.
- From the top of the long strands, measure down 12 inches, and mark that spot on the wall with the piece of colored tape. You don't have to do this, but it saves you from having to continually stop and measure as you braid the strands.
- Separate 6 strands of jute, 3 from each side of the tie, from the rest of the strands.
- Divide those 6 strands into 3 pairs and then braid them together. Braid them until you reach the 12 inch mark (where you placed the tape on the wall), taking care to keep the ends from tangling as you braid.
- Once you reach the 12 inch mark, tie the braided cords into an overhand knot to finish the braid.
- Repeat the process with the remaining long strands, creating three braids, each a foot long.
- At the bottom of one knot, divide the 6 strands, taking 3 of them. Do the same with a second knot, taking three strands from each. Measure down about 5 inches and tie them together with and overhand knot.
- Repeat this until you have connected all of the braids, then tie the remaining three strands from the two braids on each end, closing the loop. Make sure all of your knots are even with one another. This forms the beginning of the basket that your flower pot will sit in.
- Repeat steps 11-12, creating a second row of knots that are offset from the first ones.
- Gather together all of the loose strands, pulling them straight and even. Measure down about 5 inches and tie them all together in an overhand knot.
- That is it! Place your flower pot down inside the hanger and hang it where you like.
Instead of using cord for the hanging loop, you can purchase metal rings from the craft store and loop all of the strands over that before braiding.
This hanger works great for 6-8 inch pots.
Get creative and make this with colored parachute cord, or string beads on it for decoration as you make it.