DIY Macramé Wall Hanging Tutorial

Simple Macrame Wall Hanging Tutorial
If you enjoy a blast from the past, the fun craft of macrame is for you. I grew up making hemp jewelry, so a lot of these knots are muscle memory that have finally found a name. Those were fun, carefree times. Now, I enjoy using those techniques to make decor for my walls. A simple way to get started is through this DIY Macramé Wall Hanging Tutorial:
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DIY Macramé Wall Hanging Tutorial


Take your Macramé Cord and cut into 16 pieces about 2 arms-lengths long/Approximately 9 feet each. Fold each length of cord in half, lay the fold underneath the rod, pull the loop end up far enough to pull the two loose ends through the loop, and pull tight. Repeat with each of the 16 other pieces of cord. This cord is a bit slippery (the more I macrame, the more I don't recommend this particular cord. This one is fantastic), so they may slide out of their knot a bit, but will tighten once we get a couple knots going.
5 essential beginners macrame knots

Once the cords are attached to your first rod, we'll begin square knots with groups of 4 strands of cord. Separate 4 cords starting from either end of your rod. Take the left most string and cross it overtop the middle two cords, loop the right most cord over top the left most string then behind the middle two cords, through the loop made by the left most cord, and pull tight. Alternate starting with left and right most cords to create flat knots.

There are many types of knots that are popular with Macrame Wall Hangings, but there are just a few that we'll be using to keep things simple and easy.
When adding in embellishments, slide them over the center cords and tie your knot below to secure it in place.

 To add an addition rod, run the outer cords underneath the rod and the inner two cords over top the rod. Then tie a square knot to secure it in place.

Eventually, the outer cords will run out before the inner cords do because we're using equal lengths of cord. Pull a large enough embellishment overtop a few knots and cut the outer cords so that they'll be hidden within the embellishment. Then tie a simple overhand knot to hold the embellishment in place.

For reference, I've included a chart with the number of knots in each length. This creates a small macrame wall hanging. The perfect size to start out with.

With the extra lengths of inner cords, tie overhand knots to mimic the arrow shape the embellishments create. This can be as far down the cord as what works for the space yours will live.

I  hope you've enjoyed this simple macrame tutorial! Macrame is all about knots in various patterns. This simple macrame tutorial will help get your feet wet so you can go on to trying more elaborate pieces, like this one.

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28 comments

  1. Wow! this is very creative. How did you think of that? It's really great!
    Your very talented. I would love for you to come over and link this up at
    the MaMade Blog link up
    http://www.thisolemom.com/2014/02/the-mamade-blog-hop-3.html
    I'm pinning it and sharing!
    Kim ~ This Ole Mom

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  2. Thank You Kim! I'll link up :)
    I first heard about Macrame Wall Hangings from a tutorial on ABeautifulMess.com and collected my favorite Macrame Wall Hanging Inspiration and just went for it! It took a couple tries, but I figured it out!

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  3. I have never learned how to macrame. I think it is beautiful. Love this one... thank you for stopping by - following you through G+ Cathy

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  4. Man I was just thinking yesterday I haven't macramed in years and should make something and here you go! awesome!! Thanks for the inspiration, saving :) found from the pin it party

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  5. This is super cute! Coming over from the linkup at TT&J.

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  6. Thanks for stopping by Ashley! I'm glad you enjoy it!

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  7. Thanks Cathy! Macrame can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be!

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  8. I bet a Macrame project would be stellar coming from you! Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. This is so creative!! I love it! :) Thanks so much for linking the awesome tutorial up at the MaMade Blog Hop! Don't forget to stop back again next week to link up and see if you've been featured :)

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  10. Thanks for the party! I'm glad you enjoy this little craft!

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  14. That's so pretty! I've always wanted to give macrame a try! :)
    ~ Christine

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  15. Thank you Christine! It can be really relaxing!

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  16. This is so pretty! I've always admired the owl macrame hangings that I see online. This looks simple enough. Thanks for sharing!

    -Lara

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  17. The Owl Macrame Hangings are Epic! I wish I had the patience to learn how to make one. I'm glad you enjoyed this simple version, and thanks for stopping by!

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  18. What a great idea! Pinned :) Thanks for linking up to The Makers!

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  19. Thanks for having me!

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  20. I love it!! It's simple but stunning. It would be perfect for an entry way.

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  21. What a great idea! If I had an entryway I would definitely put it there!

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  22. Very cool! I've been on a macrame kick lately, so this is a great tutorial and easy project for starters! A lot of what I've seen doesn't show you exactly how to create the knots. Great tut and creative decor!

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  23. I'm glad you found that part helpful! It was rather difficult trying to show the "hot-to" for the knots. Thank you so much for stopping by!

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