After thinking about it for several months, I finally got around to making some macrame plant hangers. Even though I kept having visions of ugly 70's scratchy brown monstrosities, I soldiered on. Sticking with a clean color palette and a simple, non-fussy silhouette helped, as did eliminating large wooden beads.
For the top plant, I used a Josephine knot tutorial from the book "Vintage Craft Workshop" by Cathy Callahan. For the plant below, I went even easier, just tying simple knots around a glossy black pot and pointy succulent. I love how they turned out!