DIY Suede Macrame Plant Holder




Introduction: DIY Suede Macrame Plant Holder

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Very easy to make self designed macrame plant holder using graphite paper, a sharpie, a white pot and some suede cord.

Step 1:

What you'll need:
- Graphite paper
- Metal rings
- Sharp pencil
- Gold Sharpie
- White suede cord
- White Pot

Step 2:

Print off your design. We used Ale Paul's Brownstone Sans to create this cute “best buds” design. Cut a piece of graphite paper and tape it to the pot with the dark side down. Tape your design on top of the graphic paper and use your pencil to trace the design.

Step 3:

After you’re done tracing, peel off the paper and graphite paper to reveal a faint image of your design. Grab your Sharpie and trace again. (We went over the design twice.)

Step 4:

Next, grab your suede cord. Cut four long strands that are equal in length and fold them each in half. We cut each cord to be 50 inches.

Step 5:

We used a noose-type knot to gather the cord and secure it around the ring. Next, separate the ties into groups of two and tie square knots 1/4 and 1/2 of the way down. Make sure the knots are all equally spaced so the pot sits level.

Step 6:

Tie a large “name of knot” at the bottom for your pot to sit on. And you’re finished! Give it to a friend or hang it up in your office — it's an easy way to brighten up any space. How would you use type in your next project?

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    8 years ago on Introduction

    Very pretty!
    However, with no experience in macrame whatsoever, the instructions are not detailed enough that I would feel confident I could make it myself. What happens from Step 5 to Step 6 looks like magic to me :)
    The metal ring you used - did you use a regular key ring?
    And what's the "name of knot" that you tie in the end?
    Do you think I could use the same design to hold a planter made from a 6l plastic water bottle with the top part cut off?


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for your comment! I'm glad you pointed out how mysterious step 5 to 6 could be. I've included a diagram that shows the arrangement of the knots. You'll have eight strands, making four pairs that will make knots 1/4 of the way down for the first round. The next set of knots takes one strand from each nearby pair of strands to make a knot together. The farthest most knots join together to make a three dimensional structure. There is no real name for the knot at the bottom, maybe just your simple knot? You grab all eight strands and tie them all into a big standard knot at the bottom, then you add your pot.

    And I love your idea of using it with a 6L plastic container but that is a much larger pot. Suede tends to rip, so if you want to do something similar I would suggest a different type of material (as long as it holds knots well).

    I hope this helps!


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Nicely done! I believe that the knot at the end of the project - the one that gathers all of the strands together - is called an overhand knot.

    As you say it is a very simple knot to tie; google overhand knot and you will find many illustrations/videos for help.


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks a lot, it's getting much clearer now! That diagram helps :)
    So the bottom knot is just a regular overhand knot tying off the whole bundle together.
    I have a lot of 4mm white nylon rope, so I'm probably gonna use that.
    I'm planting passionfruit by the way, already got the seedlings growing, and I want to hang my recycled bottle pots next to a fence.


    8 years ago

    Great pictures!


    6 years ago

    Nice Instructable-I think the final knot should be called The Whew It's Done Knot. LOL