Paracord Macrame Plant Hanger

My new office plant, a Wax Rubra, is in a pot that has an 8″ diameter at the top, 6″ diameter on the bottom and about 6″ high. The hanger is about 36″ long with the pot and made from 550 paracord.


  • 6 @ 120″ (10′)
  • 2 @ 36″


  • Line up 120″ lengths and fold in half.
  • Using a 36″ length, make a gathering wrap to form the top hanging loop.
  • Make alternating square knots in triangle formation (3 on top row, two on second, and one center knot at bottom).
  • Make a ‘V’ using diagonal clove hitch knots. Here’s an excellent tutorial: reformfibers – How to Make a Sharp “V” or point with Diagonal Clove Hitch Knots
  • Make clove hitch diamond with large square knot over 6 strands in the center. Check out another excellent tutorial: reformfibers – How to Tie a Square Knot inside a Clove Hitch Diamond
  • Tie one row of diagonal clove hitch knots using cords 1-6 and 7-12.
  • Fill with alternating square knots in triangle formation.
  • Measure 9″ and make two square knots on strands 1, 2, 11, 12; 3-6; and 7-10.
  • Measure 4″ and make two square knots on strands 1-4, 5-8, and 9-12.
  • Measure 4″ and join all strands with gathering wrap, using the remaining 36″ length.
  • Trim ends to desired lengths.

the good, the bad and the ugly

Once upon a time there was a tiny, poorly designed kitchen whose pantry held a washing machine, dryer and hot water heater. One day the handsome king started the washing machine and left for work. The washing machine so loved the king that she decide to run and run and run the entire day.

Unbeknownst to the king and queen, water flowed through the castle for hours and hours until a kindly villager notified the queen of water flowing from the front door. Though the hardwood had never been cleaner, sometimes too much is in fact too much. Upon his return to the castle, the king assembled knights from the realm of homeowner’s insurance and disaster care who worked feverishly to mitigate the damage.

The knights were able to rescue several areas of the castle, but, alas, the hardwood floors in the kitchen were beyond repair.

The wicked queen upon learning of the washing machine’s treachery, banished her and her companions to an isolated laundry room in the garage and ordered a complete renovation of the kitchen.

And this, dear readers, is where our story begins…