July DIY Burlap Rope Plant Holder

The end of July is here already!! I’m not sure how the time manages to sweep by as swiftly as it does, but I’m going to waste zero time and cut straight to the chase today before August hits.

This month’s DIY dates back to last Summer — our family spent a little time at my sister-in-law’s house and her numerous plants caught my eye, especially the ones nestled within rope hanging from the ceiling.

In this post we’ll walk through making a super simple rope plant holder BUT you can easily google search for more detailed options.


Macrame rope or burlap rope (your choice) *can be found in craft stores and online (search macrame or burlap cord)

Macrame cord 5mm cream color

Burlap rope 5mm brown color

Tape measure



First we’ll measure the rope.

For this particular plant hanger I measure the rope at 88 inches plus the width of my pot or bowl it will hold.

So if the width of your bowl is 4 inches you would end up cutting your rope at 92 inches total….and if your bowl is 7 inches across (at the base) you would need the 88 inches plus the 7 inches to equal 95 inches total.

Once you have figured out your length you’ll need to cut four ropes total at the same length.

Below are my four ropes each cut to 92 inches.

Next gather them together and fold in half. (See photo below)

Tie a basic knot at the fold making sure there is a large enough loop for hanging later. Mine is about a two inch opening. Pull each string tightly to clean it up. It’ll look like this:

Next hook your loop to a door knob or fixed hook. You’ll take two pieces of rope (about a foot down from the knot) and tie them together in another basic knot. Finish with the remaining pieces. You’ll want them to all be sitting at the same length. (See photos below)

Once those four knots are complete hold one piece of rope from two different knots:

Tie those together and proceed all the way around keeping them all even. Mine are about four inches down from the last four knots. (See photo below)

Lastly (keep in mind the width of your pot) gather all of the ropes and tie a large knot from the last set of knots. Your pot will need to be able to sit securely within the ropes. My large knot is about four inches from the knots above. Cut the rope ends evenly if desired or leave them alternating lengths.

Time for the best part!

Place a hook in the ceiling and a pot in your new rope plant holder and enjoy your creative side!!

**These can be used to display pots outside as well but the burlap cord doesn’t withstand weathering too great.

**You can also create more time intensive, intricate plant holders by running a quick Google search.

Have fun and let me know if you end up making one!

Hebrews 10:24-25 “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”

Author: alimw2013

About For His Purpose~ My name is Alicia and I'm a thirty-something year old who loves Jesus. Only through God’s amazing grace and mercy I have been redeemed from past regret and shame. Reading His word has allowed me to look past Satan’s forceful lies, to see myself for who Christ says I am in Him. Through writing I have learned why I made the choices I made in my younger years and I now have a better understanding of why I desire to love God like crazy these days. Despite my daily failures, God remains faithful always. I am reassured of His unconditional love for me by every ink-drop spilled out on paper, each committed prayer as I cry out to Him, and deep understanding reflected through reading His word as truth. Yes keeping a blog will make me vulnerable to others’ opinions- there will be some who don’t understand, some who may criticize or judge, but on the other hand if just one piece expressed through my writing grabs someone’s attention and directs them to God, then pouring out my heart in a blog for the world to read is worth it. I choose to glorify Him alone through words streaming across a glowing screen. And it wouldn’t be fair if I didn’t reveal the fact that I’m incredibly quirky; I’m my loving husband’s best friend, my vivacious kids’ craziest cheerleader and spiritual trainer (3 John 1:4). I love anything farmhouse and rustic style. I think cupping a warm coffee mug in the palm of my hands is more satisfying than the contents within. I share a common obsession with my husband for the mountains, but I would (without a doubt) settle for waves crashing against my legs at the Atlantic Ocean just as well, and I almost always have a Yorkie curled up on my lap while writing. *All photos are photographed by forhispurpose.blog and therefore may not be stored or photocopied in any manner.

28 thoughts on “July DIY Burlap Rope Plant Holder”

    1. Haha …don’t tell anyone but the succulent in the white pot is fake!! Those are supposed to be like the lowest maintenance plants ever and yet I manage to kill em every time so I opted for artificial!
      And thanks about Mc, that was a pic of her from last summer when she made that plant holder❤️

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  1. I’ve had a couple of those through the years. Although, store-bought. Back in early 80’s, I had one which also hung from the ceiling. It held a cushion for sitting about 3ft off the floor. It was a suspended chair. I also had one which cradled a thick round plastic table top some 3ft off the floor. All made of rope. It’s a cool rustic look. – Alan

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    1. Ya I’ve seen some of those types before!! Crazy how that stuff comes back around…people running out of ideas I guess! Not sure how people come up with most things anyway, super creative and intelligent I guess! I just typically have to mock copy😉

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  2. Very cool! This is probably the only way I could ever have plants. Our cats would chew on them. I’d have to hang them very high. I guarantee it would drive them crazy too. 😂

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    1. Haha you are the encouraging mama boss!! Began reading your book yesterday and can’t put it down..it’s such an awesome follow up to the book I just finished about moving from a control girl to a Jesus girl…your book is such a motivational boost to that mindset❤️incredibly refreshing!!!


  3. Old “hippie” so I used to do a lot of fancy macrame with wooden and ceramic beads and ceramic critters. I also glazed my own ceramic pots and beads/critters. Forgotten it all now (I think…) but it was fun and I wish I had thought to use artificial plants none of mine survived either, no matter how fancy the hangar was! LOL! Thanks for this sweet reminder and fun project idea!

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    1. Ya they definitely remind me of like the hippie era, which is funny because I was born in the eighties so a bit too young to experience that time period yet these make me think of those years…crazy how things come back!

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