Hanging Plant Shelf DIY

Hanging Plant Shelf DIY 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!

Supplies NeededSupplies: 
-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)
-staple gun

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!

Hanging Plant Shelf DIYBefore you commit to your length, hang the shelf and make sure you like it. It’s easier to change the length before you staple!

Hanging Plant Shelf DIY Ta-da! Look at that cutie!!

Full disclosure—I tried like 15 plants from around the house before I decided which one should live there.

Hanging Plant Shelf DIY 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!

Hanging Plant Shelf DIY 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 :).


  • 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!

    Love It!


  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

    xo, Heather

  • Yep! I like to move my plants around if they look sad. This is one of the darker rooms in our house.
    xx- Elsie

  • 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.
    xx- Elsie

  • Awe! Thank you!!! It’s so hard to check off all 3 of those boxes in one project, so I appreciate that!! xx- Elsie

  • Amazing how easy this is, I love it! It’s always nice to get some more plants into your house!

  • Hey Sarah!
    I am not sure on the color, but I don’t love it and it almost looks Navy in person. A lot of people have been like, “I love your navy walls!”. So I’m actually planning to repaint it but I edited these pics to look a little less navy this time. :)) Sorry I can’t be more help!
    xx- Elsie

  • Super cute & easy enough! I will be coming back to this post when I am ready to hang some plants on my porch or in my office. Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

  • I love this, simple and easy to do. I will definitely be trying this out cause i love plants so much too.

    I am stumped at which type of hook to use on the ceiling to hang these type of planters. Can you help me? Which hook did you use? how much weight does it hold? Its not listed in the supplies list. Thanks.


  • I’ve been wanting to try this idea for quite some time! I have a little apartment so I don’t have much room at the moment, but it’s a must for me in the future!

    x Sarah

  • Hi, Elsie –

    Sorry if you’ve already shared this elsewhere, but could you please tell me the name of the charcoal grey on your wall? It’s exactly the color I want for new baby’s nursery, and I hadn’t been able to find the perfect one yet.


  • Love this. Id definitely need some more ways to hang plants as I’m running out of space on furniture, so this is perfect. Thanks for sharing!

  • Very cute! How heavy of a plant/planter can this hold, or does it depend more on the quality of the ceiling? I have a plant in mind, but I’m worried that it’ll rip the hook out and I rent a very old house. :-/

  • I LOVE this hanging shelf so much and it would look perfect in my reading corner, definitely on my to do list! Thanks!


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