If you want to add some one-of-a-kind style to your space, consider a macrame plant hanger that looks great and brings some fresh (or faux) greenery to your room. Whether you’re creating a relaxing bedroom oasis or just want to show off your green thumb, macrame is a combination of art and function that uses natural materials and handmade techniques.
According to macrame artist Kati Smith, who runs the Etsy store Olivet Co, the technique can also be a more sustainable alternative to other potting methods. “I use a high-quality cord made from recycled cotton waste that would otherwise end up in the landfill,” she says. “The driftwood from my wall hangings are found by me on California beaches.”
Some hangers have classic macrame designs, including knots and wooden beads, while others are more minimalist. To help you in your search, we researched dozens of options spanning a wide range of price points and styles.
Smithstock Macrame Plant Hanger
Classic boho style
Details in weaving and beads
Multiple styles in set
Not a lot of unique details
Only comes in one color
This set of macrame plant hangers is a fantastic value and has just the right amount of bohemian style. Each hanger is designed to fit 8-inch round pots, but the macrame material can be adjusted to fit slightly smaller or larger pots. Make sure to check that they are securely supported, however.
With your purchase, you’ll receive five hangers, including one double hanger that is made for lightweight pots. Some have beads, some have intricate weaving, and some have both—offering several options for different styles and needs. All of the hangers feature tassels on the bottom that hang down and come with hangers that you can use to secure them to the wall or ceiling.
The macrame is made of off-white rope. The details come from the weaving and beads, rather than color or other unusual textures. These are great for a neutral style as well as for those that like a traditional macrame look. However, if you’re looking for something customizable or one-of-a-kind, these might be a bit more generic than you’d like.
Price at time of publish: $31
Material: Rope | Length: 39 - 47 inches. | Pot size: 8-inch diameter
Mkono Macrame Plant Hanger
Design from weave and knots
No beads or embellishments
Doesn’t including hook for hanging
Want to see if macrame works with your plants and space without spending a ton on a custom piece? This simple plant hanger from Mkono is a well-made option that won’t break the bank. Made of either ivory or gray rope, it has woven designs at knots at multiple places in the hanger and a tassel at the bottom.
This hanger is designed to hold pots up to 8 inches in diameter, and it measures 41 inches long from the hook (not included). This hanger is a bit simpler than some others and doesn’t include beads or color, but the knotted design adds enough visual interest to get the classic macrame look.
Price at time of publish: $12.90
Material: Cotton | Length: 41 inches | Pot size: 8-inch diameter
MAJAMI Studio Large Plant Hanger
Makes a big statement
Can hold large pots
Not great for small pots
Made by hand out of sturdy cotton cord, this plant hanger from Majami Studio is large enough to accommodate larger pots. It hangs from the ceiling to the floor and measures 82.6 inches from the top loop to the bottom of the tassel. Just make sure to measure your space before buying, since it’s larger than just about any other macrame plant holder out there.
While this hanger doesn’t come in any special colors, the natural off-white color would look great with a variety of pots and plants. The size and knotted design are the features that are meant to stand out with this hanger. It works for larger pots, ideally around 12 inches in diameter. Smaller pots will likely slip through the holes.
Price at time of publish: $180
Material: Cotton | Length: 82.6 inches | Pot size: 12-inch diameter
Best DIY Kit
GJB Products DIY Macrame Kit
A lot of cord included
Has beads, rings, and dowel rods
Includes an instruction book
Patterns not included
Best for people with some idea of what they want to make
Whether you are new to macrame or have been knotting for years, this kit is a fun activity that will result in a custom piece for your plants. It comes with over 200 yards of cotton cord, which means that you can make an extra large hanger, do intricate designs, or even make two plant hangers. The kit also includes beads, dowel rods, rings, and an instruction book.
The book includes a how-to guide for basic macrame skills but doesn’t include any specific patterns. This lets you use your imagination to create your own, but might make this hard to start for a true beginning. Fortunately, there are plenty of ideas to add macrame to your home decor, including plant hangers.
Price at time of publish: $25
Material: Cotton | Length: 219 meters of cord | Pot size: Various
Growneer 5 Pack Macrame Plant Hangers
Five different styles
Some have beads
Hooks and loops included
Not great for large pots
Might want sturdier hooks
This set includes five plant hangers that can hold a whopping eight plants in total. Each option fits pots and planters up to 10 inches wide, with loops on the top and included hanging hooks. Along with the usual single hangers, within the set you’ll also get one double hanger and one triple hanger, which are a great way to add some variety to a grouping of plant hangers.
Two of the hangers include decorative wooden beads, one has a wooden dowel rod at the top for added design, and the others have intricate knots. If you want something sturdier, you may want to upgrade to a larger hook with a wall anchor or a bracket.
Price at time of publish: $24
Material: Cotton | Length: 35.5 - 70.75 inches | Pot size: Various
Olivet Co. Planter Hanger
Variety of colors
Wooden hanging ring included
Simple and classic design
Not a lot of embellishments
Hanging hook or bracket needed
This simple macrame plant hanger comes in 27 colors and is made by hand by an artist in California. It can hold pots between 4 and 10 inches in diameter and because the design is straightforward, it’s especially easy to slip your pots into place. Each plant hanger has a wooden ring at the top for hanging that also works well with a natural, bohemian style.
This hanger doesn’t have any extra embellishments, such as beads or woven designs, but the vibrant colors and simple design will let your plants be the stars of the show.
Price at time of publish: $5 and up
Material: Cotton | Length: 46 inches | Pot size: 4 - 10 inch diameter
Best with Beads
World Market Natural Bead Macrame Plant Hanger
Beads and intricate knots
Traditional macrame elements
Not great for large or small pots
Not great for minimalist look
With beads knotted into both the length and base, this macrame plant holder from World Market evokes subtle vintage flair. It has more knotted portions at the base than some other hangers, which means that your pots are held securely, even if they are on the heavy side. The knots lay flat against the pot and are made with traditional nautical knots.
The hanger is made for pots up to 8 inches in diameter and 7 inches high. Because it has more intricate designs, there isn’t as much flexibility when it comes to fitting differently-sized pots. This macrame style has a less minimal style than some other options but would look great with any boho or nautical decor.
Price at time of publish: $13
Material: Cotton | Length: 40 inches | Pot size: 8-inch diameter
Best with Shelf
BeanDaikon Macrame Hanging Shelf
Multiple lengths, colors, and wood finishes
Complementary styles available
Short for hanging from ceiling
Need to pay attention to weight limit
Adding a shelf to macrame is a fun way to introduce variety to a grouping of plants (you can even feature small photos or keepsakes!). The BeanDaikon Macrame Hanging Shelf is a versatile pick, with the option to choose between a length of 27 and 39 inches. There are 25 cotton cord color options and five different wood stains so this floating shelf is truly customizable. It also has beads knotted into the design on the legs and tassels at each corner of the shelf support.
This hanging shelf is on the shorter side, which might make watering your plants harder to do if you’re hanging it from the ceiling. However, you can also hang it from a bracket on the wall for more convenient access. This shelf can support up to 15 pounds and works well for most pots that are up to 8 inches in diameter.
Price at time of publish: $30 and up
Material: Cotton | Length: 27 or 39 inches | Pot size: N/A
Best with Fringe
Macrame Kreation Made-to-Order Fringe Boho Plant Holder
Evenly spaced fringe
Six colors and two sizes
May be too short to hang from ceiling
Love the fringed macrame look? This pot has fringe hanging down from all sides, which is very even and natural looking. It covers most of the pot itself so it’s perfect if you have something more basic than stylish that you want to fade into the background. The hanger comes in six color options, all of which have a natural, earthy tone.
The artist behind the hangers is very knowledgeable about macrame and they come in beautiful packaging. These would make a fantastic gift or something special for yourself. You can choose between two sizes, one ideal for a 6-inch pot and the other for an 8-inch pot. They both hang down around 3 feet, which may be too short if you plan to put them on a small hook from the ceiling.
Price at time of publish: $37 and up
Material: Cotton | Length: 36 inches | Pot size: 6 or 8-inch diameter
Flber Store Macrame Plant Hanger
Easy to put pots in and out
Recommended pot size not listed
Short overall length
This hanger has a dramatic knotted support that wraps around to create a one-of-a-kind look. It still has four legs that adjust to let the pot nestle into the base. There is a tassel at the bottom for added detail.
It measures 37 inches long from the top to the bottom of the tassel, which might be too short for some spaces. However, if you are looking for a shorter macrame hanger that has a real wow factor, this is a good choice. It works well with a 30-inch hanger, also from Flber, that has a hammock for your plants.
Price at time of publish: $18
Material: Cotton | Length: 37 inches | Pot size: Not listed
Best for Walls
Maghat Handmade Macrame Wall Hanging Shelf
Can be hung from wall or ceiling
Not very long
Shelf is even higher than overall length
This wall hanging includes a shelf for plants or other things that you want to display. The shape is a simple rectangle so the knotted design can be the focal point of the shelf. It is made of cotton cord and includes a dowel rod as the top support of the weaving, a shelf that is 5.9 inches deep, and a hanging hook.
You can also hang it from the ceiling, although at only 27 inches long, it won’t hang down very far. If you opt to use it as a wall hanging, you can place it lower on the wall. The overall measurement includes fringe that hangs below the shelf. The shelf is deep enough to support small pots, picture frames, or other keepsakes. It is 15.7 inches wide, which is enough for multiple things.
Price at time of publish: $16
Material: Cotton | Length: 27 inches | Pot size: N/A
Best without Beads
World Market Cotton Macrame Basket Plant Hanger
Simple leg design
Macrame goes all the way around the pot
Plastic liner included
Liner may not support heavy weights
Hard to keep roots healthy
This plant hanger doesn’t have beads but it isn’t short on style. The weaving wraps around the pot. This adds dimension and texture to your look. Keep in mind that the pot will be visible, and because the macrame goes around the entire thing and the legs are simple, the pot will likely be the focal point of your display.
There is already a plastic liner woven into the design so you don’t need to add a pot if you don’t want to. Instead, you can fill the liner with soil and your plant. Depending on the weight, you may want to add something sturdier. It can also be helpful to use a self-watering pot so that the plant’s roots do not get waterlogged.
Price at time of publish: $18
Material: Cotton | Length: 35 inches | Pot size: 7-inch diameter
Mkono Macrame Indoor Hanging Planter Basket with Wood Beads
Open bottom is easy to put pots in
Multiple color options
Includes knots and beads
Can’t customize color and bead combo
While you can use the Mkono Macrame Indoor Hanging Planter Basket for both real and fake plants, it’s particularly suited to fake. This plant hanger doesn’t have a sturdy bottom, so it’s difficult to make a setup that allows adequate drainage for real plants without water dripping onto the floor below.
The hanger comes in four colors: black, brown, gray, and ivory. Each one has knotted designs and beads, although you can’t customize the color of the beads. The black and gray hangers have black beads, the brown hanger has dark brown beads, and the ivory hanger has natural wooden beads.
Price at time of publish: $14
Material: Cotton | Length: 35 inches | Pot size: 9-inch diameter
Our top pick, Smithstock Macrame Plant Hanger is a set of five that includes all of the most popular aspects of macrame, such as knotted designs, beaded details, and natural woven materials. For a budget-conscious option, consider the Mkono Macrame Plant Hanger. It doesn’t have as many details, but it does bring a classic macrame look to your space.
What to Look for in a Macramé Plant Hanger
Cotton is the most popular macrame material by far. It is easy for artisans to work with and sturdy for knot-tying, and it can be easily dyed to make custom colors. Other materials can include wooden dowel rods and rings for hanging, as well as shelves.
If you will be hanging your macrame plant hanger from the ceiling, look for one that is at least 36 inches long. If it is much shorter, it will be difficult to reach your plant to water it. Wall hangings can be shorter, since you can adjust the height based on where you install the hanging hardware. A grouping looks great with a variety of heights.
Most macrame plant hangers have a max weight capacity around 15 pounds, although it can vary based on the type of hanging hardware that you use. Heavy-duty plant hangers are less common and are often quite expensive.
Natural or ivory are the most popular colors for macrame plant hangers. Some options do have color. These are often earthy tones, because the macrame look works best with bohemian style. Sets that include shelving or beads can have added texture and interest with contrasting finishes.
Most macrame plant hangers have a method for hanging from a hook or bracket. You can put the hook or bracket on the ceiling and have the macrame piece hang directly down. This is great to let all of the details be seen and allows sunlight to reach all parts of the plant. For a flat macrame design, hanging on the wall is a good option. It can also make the plant easier to reach to give it water.
How much weight can a macramé plant hanger hold?
While the weight capacity varies based on the design and material used, most macrame plant hangers hold between 12 and 15 pounds. The limit will often be based on the thickness and quality of the cotton cord as well as the hanging mechanism. If you will be installing your hanging hooks directly into drywall, you may want to add a wall anchor to make sure that they do not fall.
How long should a macramé plant hanger be?
The most common starting length is 36 to 40 inches, though it “does shorten a bit when you put the pot inside,” says Smith. You can hang these from the ceiling, a hook or bracket on the wall, or any other place that supports the weight and structure. When deciding on the ideal height, make sure that you can reach the pot inside to water the plant. If you have a fake plant, this becomes less of a consideration.
What material is best for macramé?
Any uniform cord works for macrame, but cotton tends to be the most popular. It is easy to work with for the artisan and looks great when it is complete. The knotted design is also very consistent, and fringe comes out fantastic. An ideal macrame cord is firm and will not slip, two features that make cotton a good choice.
Why Trust The Spruce?
This article was researched and written by Katie Melynn, a freelance writer specializing in home and family products. Katie has been writing for The Spruce since 2019. When looking through macrame plant hanger options, she looked for pieces that could work as art as well as functional plant hangers. She also talked to Kati Smith, the artist behind Olivet.co macrame, about what to look for in a quality piece that will last.