If you still haven’t been caught up in the Macrame Madness, then you don’t know what you are missing on! There are so many things you can do by simply using this antique technique. All you need is inspiration and ideas, but first, let us tell you a bit more about Macrame.
Macramé or macrame is a form of textile-making using knotting rather than weaving or knitting. Its primary knots are the square knot and forms of “hitching” – full hitch and double half hitches.
The word itself comes from the 13th Century Arabic weavers’ word “migramah,” meaning “Fringe.” Although even the Babylonians and Assyrians used macrame, it became extremely popular in the Victorian era. It regained popularity during the 1970s and early 1980s and has been a favorite art/craft ever since.
As for what you can do by using macrame, the possibilities are endless, really. From wall hangings, articles of clothing, bedspreads, small jean shorts, tablecloths, draperies, plant hangers, and other furnishings to necklaces, anklets, and bracelets.
We have selected 10 macrame projects to inspire you this summer. Tell us which is your favorite in the comments section below.
Macrame Plant Hangers
This summer, hang your plants in style! And that is in the 70’s style. You can achieve this by making an awesome macrame plant hanger. You can find a great video tutorial on the link below the photo. If you don’t feel like making a macrame plant hanger, don’t worry – you can always buy one. Still, we recommend you to use your creativity and make one (or more) on your own.
Macrame Fringe Table Runner
Make a plain fabric table runner look amazing by adding a beautiful macrame fringe on the edges. You can easily do that by following this tutorial we are sharing. It is detailed, with step-by-step instructions. You can make the runner by yourself, or simply buy one you like and then add the fringe. The final result is stunning!
To make this beautiful macrame dream catcher, you will need a 40mm ring, a 175 mm ring, and some twine. This tutorial we are sharing is very detailed, and there are step-by-step photos and instructions so you can easily follow it. This macrame dreamer makes a perfect DIY gift that is both symbolic, beautiful, and budget-friendly.
Macrame Leather Keychain
Get some leather cord and wood beads from the crafts store and make this awesome macrame leather keychain. You can make it for yourself or as a gift, especially if someone has a new apartment or a new car. For making this keychain, you will need 1x 1.50-meter long piece and 3x 45cm long pieces of leather cord, and about a handful of wood beads with large enough holes to thread the cord through.
Macrame Hanging Basket
You don’t have to have any experience with macrame for making this beautiful hanging basket, although you should be prepared that it will take you around 5 hours to finish it, simply look at how fabulous it looks, and you’ll know it is totally worth it. To make it, you will need 48 – 50 yards cotton cording, 8” embroidery hoop, 10” embroidery hoop, scissors, glue, scrap cardboard cut to 1-1/2”x3”, measuring tape.
Colorful Macrame Yarn Garland
Here is a perfect way to add color to your party decor – make this amazing, colorful macrame yarn garland! This way, you will add a pop of color without spending too much time or money. To make the garland, you will need chunky yarn in similar thicknesses in various colors, scissors, washi tape, or push pins. When you have everything ready, just follow this tutorial (on the link after the photo of the project), and you will have your garland in no time.
Macrame Wall Hanging
Make, or we better say knot, this cool wall art, and you will add an amazing decoration to any room. You will need 70 yards of rope, a wooden dowel, paintbrush, scissors, painter’s tape, acrylic paint, and large wooden beads to make this macrame wall hanging. We love the neon color details!
Summer is the perfect season to sport some cool bracelets, and these macrame ones look so awesome that we want to have a stack of them immediately! The fact that you can make these bracelets on your own makes them even cooler. What you’ll need for making them is a natural braiding cord, two small jump rings for each bracelet, and antique jewels with two loops (or beads of your own choice)
Simple Macrame Plant Hangers
Macrame plant hangers are a cool addition to any balcony or patio, but they can be pretty expensive. Don’t spend a small fortune on a few plant hangers when you can easily make them. The ones we are sharing here are so pretty and so simple you will instantly love them! Just find some beautifully colored cotton or viscose yarn and start knotting!
Orchid Dyed Macrame Planter
We are finishing this round-up with an easy, orchid colored planter that we simply love! To make this planter, you will need 1 package of 3/16’” cotton clothesline, 1 container for your cute little plants, 1 container of purple rit dye, and 1 container of fuschia rit dye. If you have all the supplies, you should simply follow the detailed tutorial, and voila – your beautiful planter will look perfect!