In case you haven’t noticed – macrame is all the rage right now. Just go on Pinterest. Type in Macrame. It’s not hard to find a bunch of cool macrame projects – I want to try them all! If you are new to Macrame – here are some easy macrame projects for the beginner. These will get your feet wet for when you are ready to try more challenging projects. A lot of these are small or mini versions so they are not as intimidating. Complete them in a weekend!
Macrame ties in nicely with one of the major home decor trends for 2018. That trend being to incorporate more handmade items into your home decor. It’s easy to see why Macrame is such a popular DIY project. It makes it easy to invite that chic, bohemian vibe into our lives and homes. They are not only crafts, they are artwork. Those intricate knots can be mesmerizing.
There are so many uses for macrame too (plant hangers, fruit and veggie holders, decorative wall hangings and even jewelry!) And you don’t have to make it complicated either. The simple ones look as good as the complicated ones if you ask me.
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Amazon sells the materials needed for most of these macrame projects. Just go to Amazon and search “macrame cord” and “macrame rings” and a bunch of good options come up. Cording like this or this would work! I like this ring too! They also have the wooden dowels for hanging. Actually – you can buy finished pieces of macrame too!
You can also use fabric to do macrame. In the tutorial below from Brit & Co. they used Jersey Fabric. Super clever!
Mini Macrame Plant Hangers
First up are these adorable mini macrame plant hangers from Think.Make.Share. You just need a bit of colored cord, a small plant pot and some rings. See the full tutorial over on the Think.Make.Share blog!
Macrame Wall hanging from Jersey Fabric
I love this because it’s made out of that soft, swingy jersey fabric we all know and love instead of twine. Go to Brit & Co. for the full tutorial.
Macrame Knot Tutorial Video
Better Homes and Gardens has a fantastic macrame tutorial video and I wanted to share it here. Sometimes watching a video makes things a little easier when we are learning something new.
Wall Hangings with Three Basic Knots
Another great video! On Place of My Taste , Aniko walks you through a fantastic video tutorial where she shows you how to make three basic macrame knots. You can create beautiful wall hangings just from these basic knots. Like this beautiful macrame wall hanging she did below. She has lots of great inspiration of macrame!
Macrame Chair Hanger
I have never seen an idea for a macrame chair hanger and of course I had to include it here! I can definitely picture this for a baby shower or a bridal shower. Or a wedding like it was intended in this tutorial! Lia Griffith shows you how.
Another great project by Lia Griffith! Is she amazing or what? So creative. I love the way this necklace looks. This could make a great DIY gift for a friend or your daughter. Or your sister or your mom or your aunt…ok you get the picture. Go to Lia Griffith to find out how to make it!
Decorated Plant Hangers
FTD also has a fantastic tutorial video showing you how to make these awesome plant hangers. And – how to jazz them up after you have made them. They show you how to Dip dye and embroider them. So fun – go to FTD for the full tutorial and video. Warning – the videos are a bit mesmerizing to watch. By the way, I’m already totally obsessing over the macrame plant hanger look on the fence. I can’t wait to try this out for next summer.
Beaded Macrame Plant Hanger for Air Plants
This next one is one of my favorites! I love the beads. I think it takes it to another level. And how clever to use air plants?? Then you don’t have to worry about a mess. Go to Made in a Day for the quick and easy tutorial.
I hope you guys enjoyed these macrame projects! Which one is your favorite? You can also go to my new Pinterest Board for Macrame. Follow it and me for more inspiration!
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