How To Make A DIY Wood Bead Plant Hanger


Make a fun and unique DIY wood bead plant hanger with just a few simple steps. You can make the holder different sizes to fit the size of the planter.

Hello! Michelle from Our Crafty Mom back today sharing an easy craft project using wooden beads. Last month I shared how to dye the beads. Today I wanted to show you how to make a really cool plant holder that will look great indoors, or on a covered porch, or screen house.

diy wood bead hanging planter in window

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I’ve been loving all the macrame plant hangers that are all over the web, and in home stores. I would love to attempt to make one at some point, but I found an easier version that gives you the same retro look using wood beads!


wood bead plant hanger shown in front of window

Dye the beads whatever color you like, or use natural beads. I used a clay pot that I aged with paint and added an aloe plant. I don’t have much of a green thumb, so I’m really hoping it survives! Worst case scenario I can add a fake plant.

What you need: 

Craft/DIY Tools Needed: 

  • Wood Beads
  • Jute
  • Ceiling Cup Hook

Supplies Needed: 


1. Measure the size of the planter

Wrap the jute around the base of the planter and cut the jute to size.

2. Measure the length of the jute

Measure the length of the jute in the spot where you are hanging the planter. You will need 3 pieces of jute the same length. If you are hanging it in front of a window, like I will show below, the recommended length is 12”-15” from the ceiling. This should put it right in the top center of the window, allowing for good light. Also, a south facing window is best.

3. Tie a knot on each piece of Jute

You will have 4 pieces of jute, 3 to secure to the clay pot for the length to hang, and 1 to secure around the base. Begin by tying a knot at the end of each of the 4 pieces, so the beads can be strung.

Wood beads with knitted twine

Step 4. String the beads

Add the wood beads to all 4 jute pieces. You can alternate colors, go all natural, or add a mix. I chose to use natural beads to the top hanging piece, while alternating blue and natural for the rest.

Step 5. Connect the strings of Beads

Once you have all the pieces strung with beads, it’s time to connect them. Start by laying the base piece down, and tying the end of each bead strand in a knot to the base in a triangle pattern.

blue and natural wood beads shown strung together

6. secure the three strands into one hanger

Bring the three strands into one and tie a knot so they are connected. Add a few more wood beads, leaving enough jute to tie a loop to secure to the hanger. There was already a plant cup hook in the ceiling that I simply hung this from. If you don’t have one, you can find them at most home stores.

strands of 3 wood beads on jute

7. add the planter to the wood bead hanger

Secure the planter pot to the wood bead hanger, by placing it in the base. The wood beads are nice and snug around the pot.

wood bead hanging planter with aloe plant hanging in window

I’m so happy with how this hanging planter turned out! It adds a nice touch of color to this area of the kitchen.

Fingers crossed I can keep the plant alive! If you have any tips for me, please let me know. I tend to overwater in my effort to keep them alive, so this time I am sticking to a schedule.

diy wood bead planter hanging in kitchen

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