How to Make a Plant Hanger

How to Make a Plant Hanger

Rope plant hanger

Caylin Harris

Project Overview
  • Working Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 1 Plant Hanger
  • Skill Level: Beginner
  • Estimated Cost: $10

If your a plant parent in search of a stylish way to display your plant babies, look no further. This easy, yet stylish boho plant hanger is the perfect way to show off your green-leaved friends. With very few supplies and little effort, you can make this pretty plant hanger in under an hour.

What You'll Need

Equipment / Tools

  • Scissors


  • Unfinished wood disk
  • 5 Strands of cotton cording
  • 2 Embroidery thread skeins
  • 2 to 3 Potted plants


  1. Gather Your Supplies

    Supplies for a plant hanger
    Caylin Harris

    Collect everything you'll need for this project before beginning. The beauty of the wooden disc is that it comes with a pre-drilled hole, so no need to bust out the power tools for this one. Plus, the unfinished wood looks beautiful on its own but if you want to paint it to match your own home decor, all you'd have to do is give it a light sanding and paint away. It's an inexpensive and versatile piece.

  2. Cut Your Rope Pieces

    Cut rope pieces
    Caylin Harris

    You're going to need five pieces of the cotton cording—four pieces go on the outside of the disc to hold it in place and one goes through the center hole in the middle of the disc to add stability to the hanger. To determine how many inches you'll need, it all depends on how long you want the hanger to be. We found shorter strings do lend more stability, so we recommend not going too long. Once you cut one piece, line up your next piece of string and cut. Repeat until you have five pieces of cording total.

  3. Tie a Knot at the Bottom

    Knot on bottom
    Caylin Harris

    Toward the end of your cording, tie a knot with all five strings. Pull four pieces of cording out so they wrap around the outside of the wood disc and then thread one of the pieces of cording up through the hole in the wooden disc. Again, the middle piece just helps give the whole thing more stability.

  4. Knot the Strings at Top

    Knot on top
    Caylin Harris

    Gather all of the strings at the top and figure out where you want to hang your planter from. The amount of distance you'll have from the wooden disc and the top knot will depend on how big your plants are and how much room you have to hang it. You also want to leave enough room so you can add some decorative threading underneath the knot to finish the look off. Before you knot it, press down on the wooden disc to make sure it's sitting flat on all of the strings, you don't want it to sit on a slant because on string piece is longer than the rest.

  5. Add Embroidery Thread and Hang

    Add color thread.
    Caylin Harris

    As a nice decorative touch, wrap colored embroidery thread towards the top of the ropes, but underneath the top knot. Start it by tying it at the bottom, then wrap the thread around until you're satisfied with the amount of color (an inch or inch and a half). If you want, feel free to add a second color thread. Hang the plant hanger by the top knot from a c-hook in your ceiling or trim.

    When you decide what plants to hang on it, you're going to need some balance. So you can't place one really heavy plant on one side and a lighter one on the other. Placing two plants of the same size is ideal but you can add a smaller one in the front if needed.