Macrame is the technique of making practical or decorative items using knotted yarn or twine. The practice is actually hundreds if not thousands of years old, and is thought to have been popularised by sailors seeking to stave off boredom on long voyages. It had a brief renaissance in the 1970s and is coming back into fashion now, with its natural materials and chunky textures. You can use pretty much any type of yarn to make macrame crafts, as long as it isn’t too fine – some of the most popular are jute, hemp and cotton. If you’d like to have a go yourself, it’s inexpensive to get started as all you need is some chunky yard, your hands and possibly a mounting ring to hold the piece as you work on it. If you love the look but lack the time, we’ve put together our top 10 macrame hanging plant holders to choose from.
1. Macrame plant hanger, That Boho Living Shop
These plant hangers (above and main image) are made with love and perfect for office, home and kitchen decor. The built in ring is perfect for hanging to protect your precious plants. They can hold upto 3kg weight, costs £15 and is available from That Boho Living Shop via Etsy.
2. Macrame BOHO 90 plant holder, Lechuza
The artfully knotted macramé in 85 cm length celebrates the comeback of this traditional craft and transforms the planter into a trendy hanging basket, perfect for small places. £15.29, available from Lechuza.
3. Macrame plant hanger kit, Stitch Happy
Get the boho vibe in your home with these pretty plant hangers and have the satisfaction of making them yourself and picking up a new skill on the way! Packaged in oh so cute milk carton boxes they also make a great gift for a crafter in your life. £19.49, available from Stitch Happy.
4. Macrame hanging basket with artificial plant, Homescapes Online
If you don’t have green fingers, then this hanging basket with faux Rhipsalis mistletoe cacti plant is foolproof. Complete with a decorative melamine pot and macramé style hanging rope, this lifelike faux hanging plant perfect for adding greenery to the home. £29.99, available from Homescapes Online.
5. Macrame plant hanger, Homesense
This super-simple macrame hanger comes complete with a brass effect pot. Perfect for dipping a toe into the trend, it costs £4.99 from Homesense. Visit the Homesense website for your nearest store.
6. Macrame plant hanger, Knot and Tassel UK
This unique and handmade hanger is crafted with 100% cotton macrame cord, ensuring durability and a touch of boho charm. Available in a choice of colours, it costs £8 from Knot and Tassel UK via Etsy.
7. Plant hanger, HAY Phanta
Handmade from recycled polyester, the 70s-inspired macrame plant holder is a stylish way to hang and display your favourite plants and ornaments around the modern home. Designed to be suspended from a ceiling or shelf, the flexible design can hold a range of different pots, vases, baskets and containers, adding both a natural and decorative element to wherever it is placed. Was £65 now £39, available from Nest.
8. Minimalist plant hanger, Moon and Me Macrame
Add a touch of modern boho style to your home with this small simple macrame plant hanger. Perfect for hanging in your bedroom, home office, bathroom or any nook or cranny you want to add some greenery to. £5.50, available from Moon and Me Macrame via Etsy.
9. Hanging fern in pot, Joe Browns
Boho decor all over, this hanging fern is so pretty. From the faux plant to the ceramic pot and intricate macram hanger, every part of it is light and bright. There’s even an added pebble feature to give it a truly authentic touch. Wherever you hang it, it’ll create a gorgeous statement piece in your home. Was £35 now £25, available from Joe Browns.
10. Macrame plant hanger, TLCmacrame
Unique macrame plant hanger made with soft, durable 100% eco friendly, 3mm cotton macrame cord.
Available in six sizes and a wide variety of colours to accommodate your choice of pots as well as hanging ideas for your home decor. Prices start at £10 from TLCmacrame via Etsy.
Once you’ve got your perfect ready-made macrame plant pot holder, read our other post on the best plants for using with macrame pot holders!5