Easy Succulent Macrame DIY

Easy Succulent Macrame DIY
Easy Succulent Macrame DIY

If you’re next-level-absolutely obsessed with succulents (like we are, no judgment), you’re probably pretty keen on finding fun ways to decorate with them. Check out this super simple tutorial for an adorable succulent hanger. Seriously, you can make this thing in under 20 minutes!

Simple Succulent Hanger

Time needed: 20 minutes

Flat Lay of Yarn, Succulents, and measuring tape, scissors, and a ring for the hanger.

To get started, you’ll need…

  • Two spools of yarn. (We recommend using two different colors, bc cute.)
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape
  • Metal Ring (Keychain ring will work)
  • Lightweight Plate or Saucer (If you don’t have one at home, head to your local thrift store for some fun options.)


Measure out and cut three 9 ft pieces of EACH color yarn. You’ll have six 9 ft pieces in total.

Measuring tape and scissors cutting 9 feet of yarn.

Gather all six pieces of yarn together and fold them in half.

Yarn and Key Ring for Macrame Plant Hanger

Take the end where the yarn is folded and pull it through the metal ring, leaving the majority of the yarn on the other side. Gather the loose ends of the yarn and pull them all through the loop (or arch) of yarn, securing the yarn to the metal ring with all (12) loose ends hanging down about 4.5 ft long.

Yarn tied around key ring

Next, measure 12 inches down from the ring. Once you find that spot- separate the yarn into six sections, with two strands of the same color yarn in each section. 

Begin to tie the yarn in each section in a simple knot, with each knot about 12 inches down from the ring. Go around until you have 6 same color sections with one knot in each.

Now measure 8 inches down from the knots you’ve just tied.

From here, take two sections of alternating colors in your hand. You should now be holding 4 strands of yarn. Take one strand of each color (the two closest to each other) and tie them together in a simple knot 8 inches down from the first row of knots.

Continue the previous step, working your way around in a circle always tying two strands of different colors together, 8 inches down from the previous knot.

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You should now have 6 sections hanging down from the second set of knots, each with two different colors per section. When spread out, the sections between the two sets of knots should make a “V” shape.

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Now measure the diameter of the plate you plan on using. Whatever the diameter is, measure that far down from the second set of knots. Example: Our plate is 9 inches in diameter so we’ll measure 9 inches down from the second set of knots.

Gather all of the yarn and tie one giant knot at the point you found in the previous step. Your plate will be sitting on this knot so make sure it’s nice and tight.

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Place the plate inside the yarn with the last big knot centered in the middle. Spread the sections of yarn out evenly around the plate so it doesn’t slip out.

Now you’re ready to suspend the hanger from a hook in the ceiling, and place your succulents on it!

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Voila! Easiest plant hanger ever!

Check out the video below for a visual guide in creating this succulent hanger.

You’ll need some succulents for that gorgeous new macrame hanger! We’ve got you covered. Get $5 off your first box of California-grown succulents. Just hit the button to order, you can than us later.