Learn how to make this gorgeous Macrame Air Plant, find below a complete list of materials, knots needed, tips, step by step instructions in my free video tutorial and fully written PDF pattern.
It’s all about the DNA spiral twist!
This Glass Bowl Air Plant Hanger design is so appealing to me because I love the DNA spiral (otherwise known in macrame language as the half square knot). This design features a really thick spiral suspended from a wrapped ring, with a honeycomb hexagon shape opening – a real eye catcher.
I have to admit that I kind of accidentally stumbled across this design through experimenting with a few ideas I had in my mind to house a glass bowl in a plant hanger. I was mostly concerned about the glass bowl being in the hanger securely with the forward facing tilt feature. I’ve seen a fair few of pictures on Pinterest and Insta that may look nice for an photoshoot but don’t seem practical or secure enough because of how much open space there is the basket for the glass bowl to drop out if tampered with.
So by doing a few larks head knots to join the back to the front, I came up with this beautiful hexagon shaped opening which is just beautiful. I will share with you step by step how to make this beautiful, unique air plant hanger.
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- 1 wooden ring – 3.5cm/1.4inches wide
- 1 x 10cm/4 inch diameter glass bowl
- 5mm twisted cotton cord 830cm / 326.8 inches
- 115cm / 45.2inches to wrap the wooden ring
- 4 x 200cm / 78.7inches as the inner cords (you do not need to waste extra rope on inner cords which are not used to knot as much)
- 1 x 400cm / 157.5inches as the outer working cord (for the beautiful spiral knot)
- 115cm / 45.2inches to make wrapping knot
- Half Hitch Knot
- Half square knot
- Square knot
- Wrapping knot
- Larks head knot
Knot with relaxed shoulders at a height that is comfortable and once the knot is formed, then tighten up by gently tugging upwards.
Take your time removing any slack so that you can get a really snug fit of your glass bowl in the plant hanger.
Full Video tutorial – DIY Macrame Air Plant Hanger – Glass Bowl Forward Facing Spiral Twist Design
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12 thoughts on “Glass Bowl Air Plant Hanger – Pattern 1”
Thank you for sharing this tutorial. It was easy to follow and I love how it turned out. I wanted to ask a question if you don’t mind. Could you continue the spiral pattern after the first glass bowl and a second or even third ball for a multiple-use hanger or do I have to place the finishing knot between each ball to secure it?
Great idea. It’s possible to replace the wrapping knot that closes off the basket with another spiral knot but take care to position it correctly. Knot one or two half square knots and then place your glass bowl in and adjust the basket to the right position. Then continue all your half square knots to make the remainder of the spiral to connect them. If that doesn’t make sense, I’m happy to do a quick video to explain. Ceri -x-
This is totally possible and a beautiful idea! 😀
This looks so lovely and we’re just getting started. I just was hoping to clarify what lengths I need for the inner working cords. The instruction at 2:44 shows there being 4 inner cords but the cutting instructions only show one working cord of 2m. Do I need two of these or do I need to cut in half. I’m new to this so have maybe missed something!
Hi, The working cord is the 1x400cm cord. The inner cords are 4x200cm. These are detailed in the PDF pattern if you have downloaded this. Don’t cut the 2m cord into half otherwise it will be too short for this pattern. Give it a go and let me know how it turns out 😀
Ah thank you for your reply. I didn’t see the 4x200cm in the materials earlier and double checked it against the total length of yarn you suggested which is 8.3m which is why I was confused. I also hadn’t realised there was a PDF. Will look at it now. Thank you!