Macrame wall hangings are the hottest home decor this year. You can see a lot of home, interior, and decor magazines featuring this chic wall decor. This simply means these fancy patterned hand-crafted knots surely win the hearts of many homeowners and interior designers. I, myself, definitely admire the different Macrame patterns. But why buy when I can surely make one?
As observed, this kind of tapestry has various knotting techniques. It is simply amazing. Who would imagine that the one can transform simple knots into a beautifully crafted wall hanging! Are you psyched about this? Let’s get started.
How To Make Easy Macrame Patterns In 8 Simple Steps
Learn How to Create a Macrame Wall Hanging With These Easy Steps!
Macrame is making a huge comeback and it has officially caught my attention. Don’t worry, this project is not the type your grandmother used to do back in the 70’s! I’m taking on a more modern and stylish macrame wall hangings this time. I’m so glad more people are totally digging this chic craft. I like how simple and eco-friendly the materials needed in this project are, which makes making macrame patterns a perfect project together with my kids. I’m sure they’ll love this idea, and we’ll get to hang out and bond more! So whether you’re a skillful knot stylist or simply a beginner, I highly encourage you to try this at home!
Macrame wall hangings are everywhere these days. They match practically every type of home decor. I also love how visually arresting the intricate macrame patterns are which makes it the perfect decor for fall and winter. Since it’s also the ultimate hippie accessory, these wall hangings also work best for bohemian wedding backdrops, and practically any event. Now let’s get knotting!
What you’ll need in making macrame patterns:
Step 1: Paint the dowel rod with acrylic paint.
You can keep the natural color of the wooden dowel if you want, but where’s the fun in that? Now paint the wooden dowel with the chosen color of acrylic paint. After that, set it aside and let it dry.
Step 2: Learn to make the Josephine knot 101.
Decide how long you want your rope to be. Spread out the ends. Take your right side and loop it under. As you’re making your knot, keep the strands flat. Take the left side and cross it over, now take the right side and cross it under.
Step 3: Pull the end of the strings.
Now take the ends (because this is where the magic happens!) and go under the top of the loop over the part that crosses over and under the bottom of the loop. Now gently pull the two ends; kind of twisting as you go.
Step 4: Decide how long you want the wall hanging to be.
Once you’re done learning the Josephine knot, decide how long you want the actual wall hanging to be.
Step 5: Attach the ropes to the dowel.
Get your dowel and take your cord, double it up and loop it through the dowel rod.
Make sure to leave a couple of inches on each side. Continue attaching the ropes to the dowel.
You decide how dense you want your pattern to be.You can attach the cords to the dowel tightly and pack the cords in. Or, you can go loser if you like.
Step 6: Start knotting!
Once you’ve plot out where you want your knots to go, you can now start knotting!
Tip: Doing macrame in a cutting mats is handy because you can use the lines as grid for your knots.
Step 7: Trim the ends of the rope.
Trim the ends of the rope where its fraying. Carefully use a lighter to melt down those frays. Then, tie your leather cording to finish things up.
And that’s it!
To finish things off, just tie your leather cording on each side of the dowel. And that’s it! I absolutely love it! I love how it turned out especially the pink and black accent.
Watch the full video tutorial from HGTV Handmade below:
And there you have it, beautiful macrame patterns turned into a delicate wall hanging! I love making projects like this that don’t require much time and materials. I might as well make this DIY this weekend!
What do you think of this wall hanging? Would you want me to come up with more tutorials like these? Let me know by leaving a comment down below! Happy knotting!
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