Join me in making a jute double plant hanger! You can make these into single or double plant hangers, but today I am going to walk you through creating a double plant hanger that will support two potted plants. Make these jute double plant hangers for every room in your home!
Our sunroom renovation is almost complete and I am looking forward to making this space into my own jungle full of all my plants! In anticipation for its completion, I have been creating these jute plant hangers to display some of my plants from the ceiling in the sunroom.
I love to incorporate plants in every room of our home. Not only do they look great, but many plants help with the indoor air quality. These jute double plant hangers will add some variety to your plant displays.
These plant hangers are also MUCH cheaper to create than the ones I have seen on Amazon or Etsy for $20 or more. The jute hangers come in around $2 each! Can’t beat that!
Let’s get started!
WHAT TYPE OF CORD SHOULD I USE?
I used jute because I prefer its neutral color and texture to pair with my plants, but macrame cord would work well too! I purchased this roll of jute for $8 and have made 5 plant hangers with some jute still left over. Jute twine can be purchased on Amazon.
TOOLS NEEDED TO MAKE A JUTE DOUBLE PLANT HANGER
Nail (or something on the wall to hang the jute from as you are working)
Small potted plants
WATCH THE TUTORIAL
HOW TO MAKE A JUTE DOUBLE PLANT HANGER
PART 1: CUtting the Jute
- Start off by cutting 9 pieces of jute 150-175″ long. If you only plan to make a single plant hanger, 100″ will work.
- Hold all 9 pieces in your hand, then fold them in half so that you have 18 pieces of jute hanging down.
- Tie a small knot in the middle to hold them all together and to give you a “loop” to hang it on as you work.
- Hang the knotted portion of the jute over a nail or something sturdy so you can begin working.
PART 2: Creating the braids
- Untangle all 18 pieces and separate them into 3 sections. Each section will have 6 pieces of jute.
- Begin a 3-strand braid using the 6 pieces of jute from one of the sections. –See video for more explanation.
- Braid until your desired length. For my double plant hanger, I braided down about 8″ from the original knot at the top.
- Tie a knot to secure the braid.
Part 3: Creating the Knots
- From the knot, go down about 4″ and divide the 6 strands from the braid in half. You will have 3 strands of jute in your hand.
- Move to the adjacent braid and divide it in half as well, grabbing 3 strands.
- Tie these two together with a knot. There should be 6 strands of jute hanging down from the section you just completed.
- Continue doing this in a circular motion to all 3 braids so that they are connected.
- Go down another 4″ from each knot and repeat above steps, creating another row of knots.
- Do this once more, creating one last row of knots by splitting into 3 strands and knotting them to the 3 adjacent strands. (THIS MAKES MUCH MORE SENSE IN THE VIDEO TUTORIAL)
- Go down about 1-2″ and tie one LARGE knot that has all 18 strands.
Stop here if you are only making a single plant hanger. You can trim any extra jute hanging down so that all strands are even. Add a small potted plant and enjoy!
Part 4: Creating the Double plant hanger to hang a second pot
I like to hang a larger pot on the bottom so instead of spacing out the knots only 4″, try about 5-6″. Again play around with the measurements to fit your pot sizes. These are easy to untie if you decide you need to alter sizes along the way. (I had to do that)
- From the LARGE knot you created to end the first plant hanger, go down about 6″ and create 3 knots with 6 strands each. Since we are not braiding this portion like at the top you’ll need to secure 6 strands together with a knot. (You totally could braid if you wanted to)
- Now begin your circular row of knots, securing 3 strands from one section to 3 strands from the adjacent section. I used about a 5-6″ spacing for this row of circular knots.
- Repeat this step 3 times for a total of 2 rows of knots.
- Go down about 3-4″ and secure another LARGE knot that has all 18 strands.
WHAT SIZE POTS SHOULD I USE FOR MY JUTE PLANT HANGER?
Here are the dimensions on the pots I used. You may need to alter your spacing to accommodate for your pot sizes
Top pot- 4′ diameter
Bottom pot- 6′ diameter
Smaller plants will less space and larger pots will need more space between the circular row of knots.
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