10 stunning DIY macramé projects for beginners
So you've decided to start knotting? Getting creative is an amazing feeling that allows you to get out of your head and into your hands. The macrame (or knotting) trend started in the '70s and it's back and trending now, with a modern twist of course. The art of macrame is a great way to get creative and make stunning projects for your home decor, your wardrobe, or beautiful handcrafted gifts for your loved ones.
When you're just getting started it can be easy to get overwhelmed with all the endless possibilities macrame has to offer. That's why we selected 10 stunning macrame projects that are totally suitable for beginners but will also be great fun for the more advanced macrame artists.
Okay, now let's dive in. First, let's cover the basics.
What do you need to start macrame?
The list of macrame supplies is almost limitless but luckily for most basic macrame projects, you don't need all that much. The following supplies will do to get you started.
- Macrame rope;
- Project board, you want a surface thick enough that you can stick pins into without them coming through your lap. This can be a padded clipboard, a corkboard or even a couple of square cardboard banded together;
- Pins, T-Pins are ideal since they can hold thicker cord but corsage pins will do the job as well;
Projects we love
Here comes the fun part! We've selected 10 projects to inspire you and get your creative energy flowing. These are projects we absolutely love and we think you will too!
Who doesn't love plants? We sure do. This plant hanger is simple to make and perfect as a beginners project. Not only will your plants look super boho cute but you will also create space since the plants will be hanging on the wall. So what do we do with this extra space, that's right, you get to buy more plants!
Boho Dream Catcher
How about a super cute dream catcher? Go bold and use accent colours or keep it rustic with our clean white cord. Perfect as a gift or for example as a decoration in the baby room. Sweet dreams guaranteed!
If you want a variation of the wall hanging or curtain and are looking for something that takes a little less time, why not make these cute little feathers? You can use them as a decoration on your wall, as an addition to your dream catcher or put a ring on them and use them as a keychain!
Go big or start small, the wall hanging is a classic macrame project that comes in many shapes and forms. Whether you are looking for a quick project in the form of a cute little wall hanging or go big and make a curtain that can be used as a wedding decoration for example. This versatile project is one that everybody will love!
This is one of our favourite projects when it comes to home decor. These coasters are charming, useful, don't require a lot of material and can be whipped up in no time!
Tote Bag or Grocery Bag
Can a person have too many bags? We don't think so. We're in love with this cute tote bag which is absolutely perfect to carry your groceries from the farmers market or to take with you on that well-deserved beach day. Fashionably and useful, sounds like a pretty great combo, doesn't it?
Boho Baby Swing
Can you imagine the fun and giggles your little flower child is gonna have in this swing? Not only guarantee fun, this hanging chair will also look stunning in any nursery. This is a perfect project when you feel like you are ready to take on a project to work on for a bit longer. While it will require a bit more time to make it is still very accessible, even if you don't have that much experience with macrame yet. Imagine the satisfaction you'll feel once the chair is finished! Is there anything more precious than a homemade gift for your little one? This chair will last you a lifetime and can be passed on to the next generations to come.
Have a dinner party coming up? Impress your guests with this beautiful home crafted table runner. Create a dreamy look by adding some pretty flowers, bring out your favourite food of course and get the party started!
Jewelry and Accessories
Earrings, anklets or what about a beautiful chunky statement necklace? The sky is the limit. These pretty accessories will add a unique touch to every outfit. Jewelry is a great project for when you are just starting macrame because they are small fun and easy projects. I think it's needless to say they also make amazing gifts! Other creative ways to use macrame yarn. Besides these stunning projects, macrame string is also very versatile and always comes in handy. Get creative and use it as an eco-friendly finishing touch to your gift wrapping. Bind it around your flowers in the summer or decorate your pines in the winter. We believe every home should have a little stock of macrame cord!
We hope we inspired you and got you excited to start knotting away! We wish you lots of fun and can't wait to see your creations! Tag us #meriwoolart on Instagram @meriwoolart.