Macrame Wall Hanging

Macrame is no longer a technique reserved for jute plant hangers and friendship bracelets. More and more these days I have been seeing clean and inspiring macrame pieces that complement the modern home, and I wanted to try my hand at creating my own. I have only ever made jewelry with this technique, so it was a bit intimidating to undertake an entire wall hanging; however, it ended up being surprisingly easy, and I can’t wait to create a few more for other areas of my home!

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1 wall hanging

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    Gather your materials.
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    Find the biggest beads that will fit over your macrame cord. Paint between five and eight beads in bright colors.
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    Cut a piece of macrame cord three yards long. Attach it to the right side of the dowel using a larks head knot, leaving the outside length of cord 2 yards long and the inner length 1 yard long.
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    Cut an additional 15 cords two yards long and attach them to the dowel to the left of the first knot. Other than the first strand, all of the cords should be the same length. If you know you would like more fringe on your wall hanging, you can feel free to cut your cords a little longer.
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    I started my macrame with a double half hitch knot. Lay the long cord across the piece and loop the cord directly to the left around it as shown. Loop it again and pull tight to secure.
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    Continue this same knot moving from right to left.
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    Eventually you will have a long line of knots at the top of the hanging and the long piece of cord will be hanging on the left side.
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    Divide the cords into groups of four. Starting with one of the two groups in the center, make a square knot. Begin by looping the two outside cords around the two middle cords as shown above. Note that I started with the right side on top of the middle cords.
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    Repeat the same knot, this time with the left side going over the middle cords. Keep alternating between these two knots until you have a length of macrame about two inches long.
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    Continue using the square knot with the other bundles of four cords. As you move out from the center, the knots can start further down in the wall hanging.
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    Once all of the square knot bundles are complete, take the long cord from the left side and do another double half hitch across the wall hanging. This is the same knot used at the beginning of the piece. The long piece of cord will now be back on the right side.
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    Randomly thread the beads onto the wall hanging. The cord is so thick that the beads will stay wherever you leave them.
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    Take the long piece of cord and draw it across the wall hanging at an angle. Do another row of double half hitch knots on this angle.
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    Once this row is complete, trim your fringe to your desired length. I decided to trim mine at an angle.
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    Hang your macrame with a few nails or a piece of string and enjoy the view!
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