Hi, there! Today I’m excited to share a quick, easy project that significantly increased the cozy factor in my living room this week!!
After I hung this b-a-n-a-n-a-s macrame above our record console, it felt like it still needed a little something. My first impulse was to hang a plant, like on the wall. But since I didn’t want to put any more holes in our shiplap and I already have quite a few wall planters throughout our home, I decided to branch out a bit and try another version of a hanging planter.
I’ve seen hanging shelves around and love the versatility they offer. So I decided to give it a try! I tag teamed this project with Collin. And we were both shocked by how simple and quick this project was to create. It only took a couple hours to complete!
-any round wooden plate or saucer. (ours was originally some sort of wall plaque!)
-2 pieces of thin rope (ours are 5 feet long each, but customize for your space)
Start by cutting your 2 pieces of rope. Next tie all of the cut ends together into a knot. Then, grab your wooden plate or saucer and flip it upside down. Lay your rope down making an X with the knot in the middle.
Next, get your staple gun and staple all 4 pieces of rope to the bottom of the wood disk. Then flip it right side up and grab your 4 pieces of rope. Tie them all into a knot, leaving a little loop at the top to hang on your hook.
We added a tassel to the bottom, just a quick one made with yarn. And that’s it!
Before you commit to your length, hang the shelf and make sure you like it. It’s easier to change the length before you staple!
Full disclosure—I tried like 15 plants from around the house before I decided which one should live there.
I love the simple, cozy vibe of this project. It’s not fussy and it’s really versatile. You could easily swap out the colors or add metallic finishes or add more embellishment to make it fit your style!
Just last week I was complaining about how unfinished this room still is. But after a little planning, a little inspiration and this project, I’m feeling really excited about the direction it is taking! I’ve said this before, but some rooms come together quickly and some rooms come together slowly. For me, this is my slow room. But since it’s the room we hang out in the most, it’s a huge priority.
Anyway! I’m excited to hear your thoughts on this project. Is it something you would do? Do you have any questions for us? xx -Elsie
Sources: Console table/West Elm, Record player/Uturn Audio, Speakers/Audioengine, Shiplap/DIY.
Credits//Author and Photography: Elsie Larson. Project Assistant: Collin DuPree.
I love this diy so much, and definitely want to try it myself! Unfortunately, I don’t have a staple gun. Do you think there’s any way to do it without one?
Loving this simple project. The boyfriend will like it as well :).
I love it.. Very creative!
This is the cutest thing ever! I wish I wasn’t renting or else I would have one of these hanging from every square foot of my ceiling!
How perfect is this!! I love it. I have that exact wood sign that I recently made into an ombre painted wood sign. I would have never thought of making it into a plant stand.
I love how this keeps the plant off the floor or tabletops. My dog chewed lots of leaves off a floor with plant once & I’ve been cautious about plants ever since. This would be great!
Aw the result looks so pretty!
Joanne | Life in Blue Skies
Love this project, and that macrame wall hanging is bananas!
I love this simple diy! I like having plants around my apartment but my cats enjoy eating them, this is a perfect way to display plants without them being a snack! =o)
This is so modern and simple to add to any living room or bedroom! I would add some succulents in there!
Super cute & easy enough! I will be coming back to this post when I am ready to hang some plants on my porch. Thank you so much for sharing.
I love love love this!
This is a really cute project! All this macrame is taking me back to my childhood. I swear my mom had a version of that plant hanger and the wall art when I was little!
What kind of plant is that guy? Super cool!
Yep! I like to move my plants around if they look sad. This is one of the darker rooms in our house.
I believe it depends on your ceiling. We were pretty careful and tested the weight first. Ours is a medium size planter, so not too heavy but it is ceramic.
Awe! Thank you!!! It’s so hard to check off all 3 of those boxes in one project, so I appreciate that!! xx- Elsie
I like how this doesn’t commit you to a specific pot or size even!