Making the knots at the right place will give you the perfect plant hanger. It’s as easy as it gets, but you need to get everything leveled. Otherwise, you don’t want a swiveled plant.
How to Make a Plant Hanger With Yarn
Step 1: Instruments
At first, you need to make sure you have the proper tools to create a plant hanger. You would need a ring & any yarn of your preference. Make sure the yarn is strong enough. If the yarn is fragile, it wouldn’t be able to support the weight of the plant.
Step 2: Measuring the Yarn
You need to cut eight pieces of 15-foot yarn for the hanger. Make sure the measurements are suitable for all the pieces because you don’t want one side of your planting swiveling. The measureEnsure may vary according to your preferred size.
Step 3: Making a knot at the end
Take all the 8 pieces together. Now make a knot at the end using all 8 pieces together. The knot should be firm as this is the base for the plant.
If the knot is weak, then the plant might risk falling. If you want, you could make 2 knots for your satisfaction.
Step 4: Creating the Basic Shape
Now get the pot or plant you want to hang. Put the knotted end at the bottom & pop off two strings in each direction. This would be your basic shape & mark the spots where the bottom of the pot ends with the strings.
Step 5: Making the Knots
Now we have to make the knots together so that the plant doesn’t swivel. Take the 2 strings of every direction & knot the markings that we did in the previous shape. This will hold the pot firmly as there are 4 knots for each side. Make sure they are at the same length; otherwise, they won’t balance.
Step 6: Making the ZigZag Pattern
We have completed the basic shape of the plant hanger. Now we have to do the same for the sides. Take each string from each side & make a knot where they meet at the middle of the plant. All these knots should be level.
These knots will prevent the plant from falling off the sides. Now measure again for the two sides by strings that have a middle knot. Tie them together to make a diamond shape. Do the exact for every side & you will find a diamond shape for every side now.
Step 7: Checking the Measurements
Now put the hanger with your pot or container. See if the measurements are correct. If the knots are not at the same level & adjust them accordingly. You should get a perfect diamond shape on each side of the pot.
Step 8: Finishing the Top
Now that the structure is complete we have to finish the top part. Get the other ends of the strings & put them through the ring that you had at the start. Tie a strong knot with the right & another one 4 inches below the ring.
Get some extra yarn & keep the yarn rounding along the two knots. This will make a beautiful design for the hanger. Now you can hang your favorite plant anywhere you like.
Woven Plant Hanger
Woven is a type of fabric that involves two or more yarns interacting together. Many people prefer woven fabrics. Mainly due to the durability it provides for indoor decor. If you have two or more colors for the weave then it can make a beautiful item for decoration.
Plant hangers are a choice for home decoration. It has both the classiness & the strength to hold the plant holder. So Woven is a prime choice for those who look to make plant hangers off yarn.
Paracord Plant Hanger
Paracord is a lightweight nylon kernmantle rope. It is originally used for the suspension lines of parachutes. That’s where it got the name. From parachute cord to “paracord”. Now people use it for general-purpose utility cords.
It is a great material as a substitute for yarn in making a plant hanger. It is a bit stretch & extremely durable. Plant hangers made with paracord would last much longer than yarn. But it comes with a hefty price tag too.
Knitted Hanging Plant Holder Pattern
Now that you have learned the fundamentals of making a plant hanger, you can get much further. Plant hangers are great home decor. So to make them stand out, you can knit the main structure of the plant holder.
If you have a good hand in knitting, then you make a beautiful pattern for the whole body. Working with multiple colors might make it more interesting. In the end, you need to bring out the yarn from four directions.
How to Make a Plant Hanger With Rope
You can make a plant hanger with any durable material. This includes the use of rope. You might not be able to have so much yarn or cord along your area. But most homes tend to have rope.
You can use rope in making a plant hanger. But make sure the rope has good strength. Otherwise, the plant hanger might have the risk of snapping.
How do I increase the length of my plant hanger?
Plant hangers are for specific dimensions of pots. If you have a large pot then you might want to invest in larger lengths of ropes. A larger structure would enable you to keep larger containers or pots.
How can I hang the plants without drilling?
Drillings can create a mess in your house. So to avoid drilling, you can use tension rods, removable adhesive hooks, or clamps. You can even hang them from your window grills.
By now, you have learned the basics of making a decent plant hanger. But this can’t be the end. You can now use all your creativity in making more fun & decorative plant hangers. Who knows, maybe we’ll be doing a review in your creative way.