Make A Knot Out Of Skinny Ropes, Then Start Braiding For A Groovy ’70s Macramé Planter!

by Rebecca Endicott
Becca is a writer and aspirational dog owner living in NYC.

Are you still nostalgic for your favorite crafts and recipes from the ’50s, ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s?

Then you’ll love our new “Throwback Thursday” crafting series!

Our groovy DIY craft this week is a macramé planter that recalls all the best things about home decor from the ’70s.

We’ll happily skip the shag carpet and psychedelic wallpaper, but macramé planters are a classic for a reason!


  • 6 10-foot pieces of thin rope or sturdy twine
  • 1 potted plant


  1. Gather ropes together and fold in half, then loop to create a slipknot. Secure slipknot to hook or curtain rod.
  2. You’ll have 12 strands to work with. Separate into three groups of four strands.
  3. Start with group one, and arrange strands left to right. We’ll call them A, B, C, and D.
  4. Make square knots with strands A and D, securing them as you go until you have 10 knots. Repeat with groups two and three.
  5. Starting again with group one, leave six inches of rope, then start making the same knots again. Make just three this time, and repeat with groups two and three.
  6. Tie D string from each group to A string of next group.
  7. Nestle your potted plant between strings and see where it fits. Tie a big knot to hold it steady.
  8. Trim ends and hang planter!

Check out the video below for more details, and don’t forget to SHARE this seriously far out macramé planter craft!

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