Quick and Easy DIY Macrame Wall Hanging Ideas

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Learn how to make your own drool-worthy macrame wall hanging with this quick and easy DIY macrame wall hanging idea. Learn the basics of this bohemian-inspired macrame knot, including the very most popular (and easiest) macrame knot, the square knot. I kid myself that you’d be surprised at how easy and fun this project is. Oh, and if you’re looking for an easy macrame project for beginners, check out DIY macrame wall-hanging ideas that come together in 5 minutes!

What Is Macrame?

Macrame has become popular in recent years. It’s an ancient textile art that’s being rekindled. This is a craft that uses cords and threads to make knots in various designs and patterns. In the new age of macrame, artisans have used macrame knots in innovative ways to design wall hangings, plant hangers, keychains, pendants, and more.

How Do I Get Started With Macrame?

  1. Macrame is a very cost-effective, low-maintenance craft. All you really need is this: Macrame cord (or plain thread) 
  2. Dowel or branch (for wall hanging)
  3. Scissors Tape 
  4. measure Macrame cord 
  5. Many macrame artists use a special thread called macrame cord.

Macrame cord is usually made from cotton, linen, linen, jute, leather, or thread. The cord is made of fibres of equal length twisted together to form a single strand. If you don’t want to invest in a macrame cord, you can use a regular thread (like I did later in the tutorial). Another consideration is the cord/thread thickness (usually listed in “mm” on the thread packaging). The thicker the thread or cord, the more “chunky” the knot or design will be. The thinner the thread gauge, the more intricate and detailed the knot will be.

My Macrame Thread of Choice 

I prove that you can make macrame using simple thread (which you may already have lying around at home and create beautiful creations. So, I decided to use regular thread for the wall hanging in the DIY macrame wall hanging ideas. We selected a variety of thicknesses and materials to add visual impact and also interest to your wall hangings. However the yarns used in this project are as follows: My favourite yarn is this eco-friendly yarn made from recycled t-shirts. Yes, you can have fun working with this smooth, durable cotton thread and also keep your t-shirts out of the landfill.

Macrame Square Knot – Step-by-Step 

There are only a handful of knots to learn in the art of macrame, but the most popular and easiest of them is the “square knot .”Learn how to tie this knot with step-by-step instructions and photos.

Step 1: 

The basic square knot is made with four cords (attached to the branch with a lark knot). The outer strings are used, and also the two middle (inner)  strings remain fixed. To tie the first knot, take the rightmost string and also fold it over the middle two strings and under the leftmost string. It looks like the sails of a “sailing ship.”

Step 2: 

Pull the leftmost string up behind the two middle strings and also thread it through the “sail.

Step 3: 

Hold the left and right ends of the string with both hands and pull firmly until a knot is formed.

Step 4: 

To complete the square knot, repeat steps 1-3, but this time, start with the leftmost string. Fold the leftmost string over the middle two strings, then fold it under the rightmost string. This creates a “sail”.

Step 5: 

Pass the rightmost cord through the back and top, through the “sail.” Hold the left and right strings with both hands and pull firmly until a knot is formed.

Step 6:

You’re done. The square knot is ready. If you want the squarest knot possible, repeat steps 1-6  again. This is a simple macrame design and also knot that you see in many online tutorials.

Macrame accessories: 

Stick Macrame cord, Scissors Branches, and driftwood. Something substantial and robust. You can also use thicker doll rods or larger metal rings. DIY macrame wall hanging on a branch with a laundry cord. However branches are hung on overlapping walls. 

Macrame for Beginners 

All you need to know to make this special project are three easy macrame knots: 

  1. Reverse Lark Knot
  2. Square Knot
  3. Half Whip Knot.

Don’t be put off by these fancy names. A lark’s head is nothing more than a loop for attaching a rope to a pole. It’s very easy. Square knots and half hitches are less complicated. This video is of his DIY macrame wall hanging tutorial. He created a tutorial so you can see how he actually made it. Three simple macrame knots: Skylark head knot: Fold the cord in half. Grab the middle part, place it behind the bar (or stick) and fold it over. Take the cord at the end, thread it through the loop, and tighten it. This type of knot is the simplest and the easiest way to start a macrame project.


What is macrame?

Macrame is a known craft and also art form that uses different knotted fabrics to create a variety of textiles.

Is macrame easy to learn?

Yes. Although it looks difficult, it is a simple and fun craft that anyone can learn. Once you learn a few basic knots (don’t worry, we show you how to tie some in the video), you can create beautiful macrame projects like this one.

What is the easiest macrame to make?

Jewelry such as earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. A small wall hanging like the one we’re making today: How to make macrame. 

Can I use wool for macrame?

Yes. If you can tie a knot, you can also use it for the macrame.

How do I calculate how much cord I need for macrame?

Determine the length of your wall or plant hanger and multiply that length by at least. This is because folding the string in half and tying the knot will shorten the length. It’s better to be long than not long enough.

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