If you’ve been following our projects lately you’ll know that we’ve been obsessed with macrame wall hanging projects. We’ve gone through almost all of our three-strand twisted cotton rope supply, and the only thing more popular than macrame at our workshop has been the Cricut and Me course that we’ve been running (which is currently full for the fall).
This post will just be a collection of tips, so if you don’t know the basics of how to make your own macrame wall hanging, check the link above which has a great DIY tutorial available.
Macrame is growing more and more popular lately as boho chic decor is trending. If you’re trying for this style and having trouble bringing everything together, macrame might be the missing element in your design. These wall hangings often look really complicated and if you check their prices at the store, can be pretty expensive for the larger designs. But you know our method: DIY! Take on a big project, be willing to fail, and see what comes out the other side (both you & the craft).
Macrame is easy, pretty cheap, and actually quite a bit of fun. We’ve compiled a whole collection of tips which will help you.
- Practice as much as you can, especially if you’re waiting for your cord to be delivered.
- Take your time, a large macrame project can take 3-4 hours at least. This shouldn’t be something you rush through to just get it over with, crafting is meditative, enjoyable, and the process/journey is often the very best part. Though having that cute craft at the end doesn’t hurt.
- You can experiment with materials. Don’t limit yourself to what you see other people using. Try out jute, nylon, rayon, cotton, or nylon. Different materials will give you a different look.
- Start off cheap. I would start with smaller projects, cheaper material, and less ambitious knots. Look for cord thicknesses of 4mm or so for large projects, or 2mm for smaller bracelets and necklaces.
- Keep your tension in check. When you’re trying to get your knots looking great, what’s going to keep them looking uniform is uniform applied tension.
Macrame is a super fun craft to take on, and what we love about it is you can do it at home super easily. We host tutorials and workshops at the Space usually once a month, and we’re happy to have you bring in your unfinished projects for us to take a look.