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How to make a modern macrame plant hanger with venetian blind cord


How to make a modern macrame plant hanger with venetian blind cord, a stemless wineglass, an air plant and some decorative rocks.

It’s super easy to do, check out the tutorial below.



You will need:

Stemless Wine Glass or similar vessel

Decorative rocks from the $2 dollar store

Air Plant (I got mine from Bunnings)

Venetian Cord (also from Bunnings)


How to make:


I filled my glass with white rocks, and tucked the air plant in between the rocks to secure.

Then cut 4 lengths of string, (double the length you want your planter to be).

Fold them in half.

Then make a knot at the top.

This will form the hanging loop.


At this point I popped the loop through the leg of a stool so it was secure and I could pull the lengths of string taught, you could also use a door handle.

Separate the eight cords, into four groups of two.

1. Make four double knots at the length you want your planter to sit, (I made mine 47cm down from the top loop)

2. Using alternate cords, (see pic above) make a second row of knots at the same length, (I used 7cm down from the first row as my measurement), make three knots, leaving the two sides unknotted.

3. Now it’s time to join them together. Tie double knots using the side cords to form the holder, at the same lengths as above, 7cm down.

4. Then simply tie a knot at the bottom using all the cords.

5. Secure the knot, you could also fray the cord at the bottom if you wish.

Insert your plant and hang.

This is an air plant so it only needs a mist of water every now and then. Love it!


It’s a perfect match for my Spaghnum Moss Ball Planter. I used the same method above to hang this planter.


This tutorial doesn’t use an official macrame knot, that’s why I’ve called it a modern macrame planter.

I’ve seen these around and have been wanting to try one of these for ages.

It was easy to do.

Plus I’ve never had an air plant before. (Pretty cool things I reckon)


I remember making macrame owls when I was a kid, (that’s showing my age!)

Did you do macrame when you were growing up?




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22 responses to “How to make a modern macrame plant hanger with venetian blind cord”

  1. Chris says:

    I love this planter too they look great together you are very clever. I remember macrame well – learning it, doing it and teaching it to the school kids!! Those owls!! Enjoy your week end as we all remember the Anzacs and all our service men and women. Lest we forget indeed. Luv C xo

    • Sarah says:

      Thanks Chris. Funny how all things eventually make a comeback. I bet you would have been a great teacher with the kids.
      Hope you had a great weekend, we marched for the Anzacs this weekend. It was very moving to see the rows of car lights before dawn making their way to the cenotaph in this small town. I quietly shed a tear that even a 100 years on so many people remember them and it continues to grow.

  2. I will have to add this to my ever growing list of craft projects…I love it!
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  3. Koren says:

    Yes! I’ve been wanting to give macrame planters a go for yonks. Shall defs be following your how-to. 🙂
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  4. Macrame is totally having a comeback, isn’t it? It’s so hot right now! I think this looks ace and I love the idea of a plant that doesn’t need any water – winning!
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    • Sarah says:

      I thought of you when I made this one Sammie with the air plant. I love how people are using different materials to re-invent macrame.

  5. This has been on my want to do list for so long, I really should get onto it. Looks awesome.
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  6. Bele @ BlahBlah says:

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I love air plants, white rocks and macrame. This is so much joy in one object x

    • Sarah says:

      Thanks lovely lady, I think you could do so many things with this, different colours, different vessels etc, the possibilities are endless.

  7. I love air plants, and this is the perfect holder, Sarah! Just quietly, I was a macrame kid too x
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    • Sarah says:

      My first air plant, I’ve been searching for one of these for a while now. I can’t wait for it to flower.
      I have happy memories making macrame with my mum when I was a kid.

  8. My mum has been laughing at me doing macrame lately. She’s acting all superior because “we were into this years ago”. lol parents! 😉 xx

  9. Danielle says:

    Oh I love this so much!! I’ve always wanted to know how to do this — great tutorial!! Would make a great gift!

  10. Jill says:

    Love your planter. I just started on learning macrame last year and haven’t got very far yet – but I’m pinning this to add to my list of things to try! Thanks for sharing.

  11. Grace says:

    I loved doing macrame in primary school!
    I love how modern and simple this looks!
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  12. Sandra Kelly says:

    I love this project. Real wow factor. Been a very long time since I’ve attempted macrame. I have a corner that is crying out for three of these at different lengths. Have to get my creative on 😉
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    • Sarah says:

      Thanks lovely, I reckon you could do this in 20 mins and still be gawking at how cool you are for weeks to come. I think it’s like riding a bike, you never forget. Have a great weekend. x
      PS: with all this rain my air plant has turned bright green, so cool to see.

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