Macrame exploded into the crafting scene in the 1970s. Just like many other styles, it's making a comeback—working well in boho-chic spaces or rooms with vintage flair. Macrame uses many knotting techniques to create beautiful, often intricate textiles. Macrame plant hangers are designed to display your favorite greenery from the wall or ceiling. Your plants will look resplendent dangling in your home, adding color to the room. Meanwhile, the planters effectively keep plants out of reach from children and pets and add a visual, textural element.
The beauty of macrame is that the designs are endless, coming in different sizes, shapes, and colors.
Here are some of the best macrame plant hangers to help bring bohemian flair to your home.
Best Overall: Yerbamala Designs Filament Plant Hanger
For a macrame hanger that’s both sturdy and stylish, you can’t go wrong with the Yerbamala Designs Filament Plant Hanger. This chic piece comes in five neutral colors—black, white, gray, mustard, and sage—and made from 100 percent recycled cotton rope.
The beautiful macrame design forms a thickly knotted cord at the top and bottom, and it has an integrated metal ring for easy mounting. The hanger is 43 inches long, and it can hold planters between 5 and 8 inches in diameter. Each piece is handmade in Miami.
Best Budget: Mkono Macrame Plant Hanger
The Mkono Macrame Plant Hanger is a top-rated option that won’t drain your wallet. This cute plant hanger comes in ivory and gray, and you can purchase one or two of them at a time. The Mkono Hanger is 41 inches long and can hold pots up to 8 inches in diameter. It has a fairly simple design with a few spiral knots as accents, a long tassel that hangs down from the bottom, and a sturdy loop for hanging.
Best Kit: Peak and Pine DIY Macrame Planter Kit With Beads
If you’re feeling crafty, you can make your own macrame planter with this do-it-yourself Kit from Peak and Pine. The kit contains everything you need to create a beautiful boho hanger, including recycled cotton rope, wooden beads, a wooden hoop, a hook for hanging, and instructions. Plus, you can choose from a dozen rope colors, ranging from speckled white to blush pink.
The instructions are detailed and illustrated with photos. You don’t need to have macrame experience to use this kit. The finished product is about 31 inches long and can support a plant in a pot that’s roughly 6 inches in diameter.
Best with Beads: World Market Natural Bead Macrame Plant Hanger
This macrame plant hanger has several wooden beads in its design, adding a fun, bohemian accent. The piece is made from hand-twisted cotton thread, and it’s around 40 inches long. It has a metal hoop at the top for hanging, and the design features spiral details interspersed with natural beads. This macrame planter can hold a pot up to 8 inches wide and 7 inches tall, making it perfect for supporting your favorite small and medium-sized plants.
Best Colors: Olivet Co. Planter Hanger
Many macrame pieces are crafted with natural off-white cotton rope or other neutral colors. If you’re looking for something more colorful, the Olivet Co. Planter Hanger comes in 20 different colors to match any decor. Whether you want a warm neutral like “Cafe Latte” or an eye-catching hue like “Unicorn,” you’re sure to love the vibrant rope color and handcrafted design of this piece.
The hanger is simple, featuring a wooden ring that supports a 46-inch macrame creation. The rope is knotted strategically to support pots between 4 and 10 inches in diameter. Its long tassel that hangs off the bottom—though, you can trim it if you want.
Best for Small Plants: Urban Outfitters Natural Plant Hanger
If you have a small 4- or 5-inch planter that you want to hang up in your home, this fun macrame hanger is a perfect choice. It comes in three cool designs, including ones with and without beaded accents. The whole hanger is 42 inches long, and it has an integrated loop at the top for easy installation. Plus, its affordable price is irresistible.
Best for Large Plants: MAJAMI Studio Large Plant Hanger
If it looks like you are going to need an extra-large plant hanger to support your biggest leafy friends, this handmade creation from MAJAMI Studio fits the bill. The oversized hanger is designed to stretch from floor to ceiling. It is over 84 inches long and can support planters that are 12 inches (or more) in diameter.
This extra-large plant hanger is handmade from cotton rope with spirals, square knot detailing, and more. Make sure you mount it onto a stud if you plan to display a heavy plant!
Best for Walls: Anthropologie Macrame Hanging Planter
Many macrame planters are designed to hang down from the ceiling, but this cool design is mounted to the wall. It’s crafted from handwoven jute, featuring a small basket at the bottom for a 7.5-inch diameter plant. The whole piece is around 50 inches long, and it includes a large ring at the top for hanging it.
Best Double Hanger: TIMEYARD 2-Tier Macrame Plant Hanger
You can display two plants at a time with this dual-tier plant hanger. The macrame creation is made from cotton rope. It’s around 67 inches long and can comfortably hold pots 6- to 8-inch diameter pots.
This macrame plant hanger consists mostly of square and spiral knots and has a small metal ring at the top for hanging. Plus, the unit comes with a ceiling hook.
Best Set: AOMGD 3-Pack Macrame Plant Hangers and Hooks
Turn your home into a plant-packed paradise with this set of three macrame plant hangers. This trio of hangers come in three different sizes, including pieces that are 34, 41, and 43 inches long, allowing you to easily create a cool staggered display—or simply spread them out throughout your home. This set can support pots between 3 and 10 inches in diameter and comes with ceiling hooks for easy installation. The macrame design is fairly simple but incorporates a few spiral details and a loop at the top.
Best Basket: World Market Cotton Macrame Basket Plant Hanger
Most macrame planters are designed to show off your pots, but if your plant is in a plastic nursery pot or another plain container, you can dress it up a bit with this basket-style hanger. You can even transfer a plant directly into the hanger if you want.
This macrame plant hanger is 35 inches long, and unlike many other options, it features a hanging basket that’s created from metal rings and lined with plastic. The basket is 7 inches in diameter, and you can either place a pot inside it or plant directly in it. Just keep in mind that there are no drainage holes in the bottom, so if you put a plant inside the basket, you’ll have to be careful not to overwater it.
Best Design: Amber Sherlock Art Macrame Plant Hanger
This stunning plant hanger's intricate and colorful design will make it a focal point in any room. The creation from Amber Sherlock Art is designed to be hung on the wall, and it’s woven onto a wooden dowel. The hanger has a beautiful design that showcases a variety of macrame knots. The tassel at the bottom can be dip-dyed in a wide variety of colors for a stunning ombre effect. The whole piece is around 20 inches long. It works best with pots smaller than 6 inches in diameter.
For a stylish and sturdy macrame plant hanger, you can't go wrong with the Yerbamala Designs Filament Plant Hanger (view at West Elm), which comes in five colors and can support pots up to 8 inches in diameter. For a more budget-friendly pick, you might want to take a look at the Mkono Macrame Plant Hanger (view at Amazon), which has a simple yet eye-catching design.
What to Look for in a Macramé Plant Hanger
Consider the size of the plants that you wish to display in your space, and select a hanger that can accommodate your green friends accordingly. Of course, you may wish to showcase multiple plants within a room, in which case opting for a set of hangers that includes several different sizes may be the most appealing option.
Some prefer a plain white design, but color lovers may wish to purchase hangers with some vibrance. Take into account your decorating scheme and aesthetics before selecting a style.
Those who appreciate a good project may want to purchase a kit that allows them to create their own plant hanger. Others who are not as crafty will be drawn toward a pre-made piece. Fortunately, there are options for individuals in each of these camps!
How do you make a macrame plant hanger?
There are plenty of pre-made kits on the market that you can purchase and include all of the materials you will need to DIY a plant hanger.
Where do you hang a macrame plant hanger?
These can be displayed in any room of the home but should be in a spot that receives ample light—such as placed on a hook by the window—to ensure that the plant inside remains healthy.
How do you put a plant in a macrame plant hanger?
Find a pot that fits snugly inside the plant hanger and then place the plant in the pot as you would in a normal instance.
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This article was written by Camryn Rabideau, who is an avid houseplant collector. She currently has more than 50 plants of all shapes and sizes, and she regularly uses hanging planters to keep her precious greenery away from her pets. Additional reporting was done by Sarah Lyon, a home, lifestyle, and wellness writer whose work has appeared in Apartment Therapy, Architectural Digest, The Everygirl, Lonny, MyDomaine, the Wall Street Journal, and more.