Creativebug Creations: Macrame Plant Hanger

It’s official…I’ve been bitten by the Creativebug!  For those of you who are not yet familiar, Creativebug is a website for all crafters and do-it-yourself-ers out there.  It offers tons of instructional videos on how to do everything from book binding to embroidery and so much more.  You can purchase a specific tutorial or pay a monthly membership and have full access to every video (worth it).  Meet the Team at Creativebug and check out the behind-the-scenes video!

I would never recommend something I don’t love and support, so for the sake of research, I did a tutorial for myself.  There were so many enticing options, but in the end, I chose the Macrame Plant Hanger.


I was drawn in by the modern take on this popular hippie pastime.  After all, it’s springtime, and my stoop needs a boost.  I watched the entire video one time and eagerly rushed out to get my supplies.  I am not exaggerating when I tell you that this could not have been any easier.  The instructional videos are very clear and thorough.  I am really happy with my new plant hanger.  Check out the process.

macrame supplies

I’m ready to get started.

creativebug macrame

I chose a neon yellow rope for a big pop of color.  This rope is inexpensive and can easily be found at Home Depot.

Top knot

Starting off with a good, sturdy top knot.

half knot

Once you’ve gotten the half knot down, it’s smooth sailing.

adding beads

This planter needs a little flare.  I bought wooden beads and painted them lime green.

searing the ends

After lots of knots, the last step is to sear the end of each strand of rope.

And drum roll please…

modern macrame planter

Meredith and Clar got a little jealous, so you can anticipate another Creativebug recap in the future.  I strongly encourage you check out the Creativebug website and finally learn that something you’ve always wanted to know how to do.  Maybe soon you’ll learn a little upholstery (hint! hint!).