DIY Beaded Plant Hangers

Post by Jeran of Oleander and Palm
DIY Beaded Plant Hangers

Fiber wall hangings and macrame are back!  I’ve got a simple way for you to bring that retro flavor to your home with these simple DIY Beaded Plant Hangers.  I made a pair of these for my girl’s new bedroom that was featured in Real Families this month.

Plants are such an easy way to bring life to any space.  And if you have a small space with limited surfaces or you just want to keep them up and away from curious toddlers, hanging them from the ceiling can be a great option.

Here’s what you’ll need:
natural twine
wooden beads (15 for each plant hanger)
craft paint
scotch tape  DIY Beaded Plant Hangers - 1

I made a couple different versions of this.  One was my daughter, Denali’s idea, she painted the beads on the yellow pot ombre pink to mimic the colors on the Graduated Bookcases we have in the room.  And then I painted the others metallic gold and mixed round and geometric beads (like the ones used in this DIY).  DIY Beaded Plant Hangers - 2

1.  Start by cutting 5 lengths of twine, mine where about 2 1/2 yards long.  Make them longer then you want your hanger so that you can trim them at the end.    DIY Beaded Plant Hangers - 3

2.  Fold all 5 of the pieces of twine in half and tie a knot at right in the middle.  This will be the top for hanging the plant from.  I found it was helpful to hang the twine from a door knob and work with gavity to do the next steps, but you could also work on a flat surface.

3. Starting about 2/3s down the length of the twine and thread 5 beads onto the pairs of the twine.

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4.  Knot the twine just below each of the 5 beads.  DIY Beaded Plant Hangers - 5

5.  Now, this is where it gets a little tricky.  This is why working with it hanging is a little easier.  So, you are going to make new pairs of pieces of twine by pairing one piece twine with a piece of twine from the next knot over.  Again, thread on 5 beads and knot the twine just under the bead.  I left a 3 inch gap between each of my beads.  But depending on the size of your pot, you might need to have them closer or farther apart.
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6.  Repeat step #5 making new pairs again by joining one piece of twine from a knot to a piece of twine from the knot right beside it.  I know that sounds super confusing, but it really is simple.  Hopefully this pictures explain it better.   DIY Beaded Plant Hangers - 7

7.  Finally tie all the twine together in a tight knot and trim the ends.  DIY Beaded Plant Hangers - 8

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I also made a version with neon pink cording and natural beads.

Post by Jeran of Oleander and Palm

  • Jessica @ clarkuscat.wordpress

    Hi! I love these planters. I was wondering: what size wooden beads did you use to make the pink ombre one?