Step 6: Tie a Knot

So, hopefully you have made it through that last bit. and now you're ready to fit the pot.

Slip the empty pot into the weave and see exactly where you would like it to sit. (I didn't get a picture of this, because it was difficult to handle it, and the camera at the same time.)
Remove pot, and take all the strands tying a simple knot in the end where the bottom of the basket will be. now, you can keep it some what loose untill you get the positioning right, and if your pot is on the smaller side, you can leave it loose so you can adjust later when it needs a deeper / bigger pot.

Test how it rests in the basket by putting pot back in.

Some tweaking may be required based upon how your weaved segments sit. but don't worry it'll be ok, after all, the plant doesn't care about the aesthetics of the basket it's hanging in... it's most likely freaking out because it's not in the ground swinging high above it.

All kidding aside, I hope that some of you found this helpful or a fun little project for a rainy day, or possibly a gift for someone.

Once again thank you all for inspiring me to do my own instructable. I've always loved this site, and was really excited to do this experiment / project... or maybe it was just the beer. :)

Good luck with your projects, feel free to improve upon, or use this to create your own designs etc. I think next time I will experiment with number of strands and positioning of knots etc.
<p>This was cool I could make it any size I wanted for any pot I had. I skipped the ring and just went with a tied loop at top. Very easy if you keep track of what rope is doing what. You can do it while watching TV or just making sure your kid doesn't drown in the pool. Thank You!</p>
You should have your own site! This was hysterical. I'm going to make this and will send you photo of finished product. Thanks for the laugh!
<p>Hello, </p><p>You're really wonderful, for the moment, I really do enjoy reading your instructables.</p><p>I am just looking for a way to make a shopping basket or bag, and I will try to implement your wonderful ideas.</p><p>Many real Thank You(s)!</p>
<p>I am confused about the weave section.....Do you have to weave 1 and 2 together at the end as well? I got as far as the last picture you have on here, and then I got confused as where to go next. Please help! </p>
<p>Sorry about the late reply. But yes. To complete the &quot;circle&quot; or net, <br>you would have to weave or tie strands 1 &amp; 2 together. It gets a <br>little tricky when it's not nice and flat, but just be patient and it'll <br> work out. At the end, I usually tie the 2 segments of the main strands <br>together to end my weave, but it's completely up to your preferrence.</p>
<p>Great tutorial! Did this DIY all by myself and loved the finish. compliments have started pouring in!</p>
Thank you , Just what i was looking for to hand-up my Spider plant, <br>could not find a shop to buy one and your's looks better , <br> So thanks again for posting , <br> Derrick ( Scotland )
thank you so much for this idea! I tried it and it worked perfectly! I bought 2 no drainage pots for the bigger plants and i used recycled plastic trays for the smaller plants. (they do work) i've save a lot of money and i like the way the look. <br>again, thank you!
awesome job! <br>
Perfect how-to instructions, THANKS!
Just used this tonight to make a hanger for a Dragons Egg Pinata I made for my kids bday party. Fairly fast and easy, and works great.(not to mention entertaining to read :) thanks!
Thank you!! Spent the last two days trying to find this. This is great, love the 2 beers in the materials needed.
Great instructions- I used a washer instead of the key ring.
Love this idea! I bought a couple of inexpensive plastic pots, which I drilled small holes in and was going to tie rope through to suspend the the planters, but I really wanted to use the ceramic pots I already had my plants in. This tutorial worked great and was SO inexpensive. The white rope looks clean and modern, too. Thank you!
Worked exactly as described...at first I thought I had cris-crossed the wrong support strings but after I put something into it I saw it worked great!
this was such a pleasure to do! easy steps, funny remarks, and great photos. I love my new hanging spider plant!! thank you!!!
thank you i finally got directions that i could follow and made three different lenghts for plants inside and out again thank you!<br>
Oh my goodness thank you! I have all this twine everywhere from the last school project for my kids....I MEAN IT IS EVERYWHERE! Add to that the recent blooming of every single plant in my little apartment. I'm making plant hangers and I shall have at least 2 Coronas in the process. Thanks so much!
I love the idea but be very careful with step one. The beverage is very important. Not amuch of a drinker and dont like beer so picked wine instead. After glass #2 I finally figured out step #3. finished the bottle and tying string #4, I didnt care if they were even. Step 5 &quot;the Weave&quot; yup Im weaving. I forgot step #4 so had to go back. Convinced the wine was bad- switched to rum. tied my pants string into the weave. mmmmmm good rum. 3 hrs later the rope were spinning. maybe I'll try again tomorrow with a different beverage :)
Excellent Tip! <br><br>Be advised, the type of beverage that you choose can greatly effect the overall outcome of your project.<br><br>*results may vary ...<br><br>Thank you for the comment, the laughs and good luck on your second attempt. ;)
attempt #2 <br>so- I skipped step #1. I made it to step 5 then referred back to the beverage step. I actually got it this time however; after last night, I used a bigger rope which was ok, but you need to make sure they are longer than 6 ft. It was only big enough to hold my Captian Morgan. This is an expensive project- lots of rum &amp; rope :) cheers :)
nice and easy<br>
I love this! and so will my tiny jungle backyard! Thank you SO much!
Hi! Thank you for this instructable! it was just the right thing for my spider plant :) the ones at the hardware store were either ugly or too heavy, so I had to make one myself ;) keep up the good work! greetings majjuss
This was a fun thing. Instructions were fun and easy to follow. Thanks
Thank U very much ... I was exactly looking for this...
Thanks so much! I was really happy to find your instructable. ^_^ My lovely basil plant is now happily hanging in front of my kitchen window.<br /> BTW. I love the Klingon pic. Hilarious!
&nbsp;Thanks for this wonderful Instructable! I made an XXL plant hanger for a much larger plant than you demonstrate, and I would never have figured out how without your Instructable. I do have one suggestion to improve the structural support near the loop, I used three twelve foot ropes instead of six of the six foot ropes, and used a cow hitch knot to attach each rope with two dangling ends.&nbsp;
i messed it up here is a dawing lol
A tip for placing a knot exactly where you want it is a tip learned in beadweaving very early on and also how they knot the string so perfectly with pearls. Slip a needle or a similar thin object into the knot before pulling it taught, then simply use the needle to move the knot along the string to the place you want it.
Just edited the "ible" to quote you... hope you don't mind.
I love your instructions, pics and the tags you putted, especially the funny ones about your cat, the beer and your son's artwork...you are the Best!! Thank you so much,..I am leaving now to make my own plant hanger...Yupeee!!
You just made your first macrame hanger! Great job! You crack me up. I'll have to try adding that beer step to my next project.
oh so crude, but interesting enough to practice with some better rope, thanks for the step by step, couldn't have done it w/o the pics and the cold beer.
By cleverly adjusting the spacing, you could make a hanger for keggers, too. I wouldn't hang it from the ceiling, though. Maybe from a garage rafter.
Pretty cool. Any tips on doing this with a bigger pot?
wait never mind u said 36'
just to tell u in step 3 u said 6' lengths which is six feet but u said that to start u cut 36" so it should 6" which is six inches
Sup, made your thing. it rocks going to try an idea from anther instructable i saw and see if it works out. <a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-plant-hanging-upsidedown-tomatoes/">https://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-plant-hanging-upsidedown-tomatoes/</a><br/>
Sweetness, and very entertaining. I am actually motivated to get my plants up and into the sun. tchanks <sup>_</sup><br/>
Sorry about the crummy phone pic. I had been looking for another macrame plant hanger, like the long white one on the left. Then I came across your Instructable. I already had a few hundred yards of jute twine, and they had these small, light-weight pots at the dollar store down the road. It was so easy, I decided to buy a few more plants and made a whole cluster in the corner of my dining room. The one on the curtain rod is a rooting jar. Inspired by your Instructable, I learned some ultra simple macrame and added some beads. The rooting jar is a gift for a friend who says she can only grow lucky bamboo, since it just sits in water. These pothos cuttings will continue growing the same way for years. Awesome Instructable. Thanks.
this is an excellent thing for me to do to replace the hanger for my glass float that a friend gave me. Im afraid to hang it because the rope looks a bit tattered. so now i can replace the netting and have it be secure and look good! Revo
I read the whole thing. very detailed. it explained it perfectly. somehow, I still don't know how to make one.
Cat does not approve.
i worder if i could build a hammock like this
You probably could. I would recommend 1/2" nylon Yaht's braid chord. It's pretty soft for rope, and very strong. We carried it back when I used to work for this fastener company. www.granatindustries.com if you do end up doing it, I'd like to see what your results are. Good luck, and thanks for the comment!
Excellent!! Just what I was looking for to hang my topsy turvy plant bag.....a costom made one at that. Great instructable. Please post any more variations if you can. Thanks a LOAD.
Sah-weet! I was looking for a hanger for my roomies spider plant... Nice instructable! Very funny ;op'
Just finished 4 hangers thanks to your instructions. I did get confused on the weaving part and improvised by tying the knots in sequence instead of trying to understand the weave instructions. But other than that, without your help, I would have never been able to get started or know how to finish it off. I did end up using 90 inch lengths and nylon cord. My tomato plants thank you for sparing them my even poorer attempts at staking!
Excellent! I'm glad that I could have helped! I kept going over the weaving process in my head trying to figure out how to phrase it so it wouldn't be confusing, but I knew it would be regardless of what I did. :) I'm starting to wonder what everyone else's hangers look like. Thanks for the comment, and I'm glad that I was able to help you out!. Tell your Tomato plants, "Anytime ;)"

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