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Bring the outdoors inside with a macramé plant holder. The origins of macramé date back to Arabic weavers of the 13th century who used the technique to finish loose ends of woven textiles. The craft spread through Europe and became a hallmark craft for sailors, who would barter and sell their creations at port. Many textiles and garments were adorned with macramé details during the Victorian and Edwardian era, but macramé fell out of favor with the clean-lined aesthetic of the turn of the century. Macramé tapestries, plant hangers and home accessories became popular again in the 1970s and are now making a contemporary comeback. Want to make your own plant holder? Pick up a pre-packaged kit that comes with all the supplies you need—it’s much cheaper than buying everything separately. Below, browse our selection of the best macramé plant holder kits.
1. Stillness Crafts Macramé Kit
We were pleased by the excellent quality of all the supplies in this option, which includes enough to make a plant hanger for a 4-inch-tall pot. The cotton rope is white and made of 3-ply strands, properly woven together to form a sturdy line. You get 109 yards of this cord as well as 12 light-colored wooden beads with burr-free holes. The instruction booklet is easy to follow, with step-by-step guidance on creating and connecting knots.
2. Nature Cord Macramé Kit With Pot
This DIY macramé kit includes all the materials you need to execute one plant holder, including even a plant pot, so you can immediately load and hang it once you’re done. You get just 50 yards of cotton cord (about half the length of our top pick, so knot with care); a wooden ring; an S hook; and two supplies not commonly found in these kits: a tape measure and a comb to groom your finished creation. There is also an easy-to-follow instruction booklet that makes this a great set for beginners. The 4-millimeter cord is made of 100 percent natural organic cotton and is free of chemicals and synthetics. As a bonus, both the packaging and the contents are recyclable and plastic-free.
3. Pepperell Macramé Hanging Jar Kit
Want to create a hanging garden in your classroom? We love this USA-made kit from Pepperell, which has all the materials to make a pretty macramé holder for one mason jar. Each kit includes 21 yards of macramé cord, one metal ring, four wooden beads, and instructions. Buy several for an ideal group activity for kids, or to make your own kitchen herb garden.