I’m pretty excited this week to share with you a couple of simple macrame wall hanging ideas that I’ve been thinking about for ages.
I tried for ages to get the hang of macrame, but unless I’m lucky enough to attend one of these classes, I don’t think mastering the tricky knots is going to be happening any time soon.
So, here is a quick and easy macrame project that involves just the one knot. I like to keep things easy sometimes, don’t you?
- Assorted wool (I used mustard, white and grey)
- Circular dowel cut to desired length
- Sequin string
TIP: If you don’t have a saw to cut your dowel, you can get your local hardware store to cut it to length for you.
Step 01: Work out how long you want your longest part of the wall hanging to be and cut a piece of wool twice that length.
Fold over the wool length in the middle with both pieces side by side. If you pinch both these pieces together about an inch from where they fold over, you’ll see a little loop form.
Fold the loop end over the length of dowel and then pull the ends from underneath the dowel and through the loop.
You should end up with one little knot like you see above.
Step 02: Keep knotting your wool until you are happy with the distance you have covered across your dowel rod.
I used some contrasting colours at the ends as well.
Lay your hanging flat and cut diagonally up from the middle of the bottom wool lengths to give your hanging an angular edge.
Try to keep the wool flat as you cut. To make things easier, you could draw a line to follow on a piece of paper.
Add some sequin string to either end of your dowel and you’re easy macrame wall hanging is ready to go!
I can picture this in some bright neon colours that would make a dark corner of your home pop with happiness too.
Want some more cute DIY home decor ideas? Check out all the DIY projects in The Craft Room.