You’ve probably seen similar things around and thought that they look nice and interesting. But did you consider you could macramé your very own hanging planters or wall decorations? It’s actually not that difficult. Basically what this means is you have to use cord, yarn or similar materials to make a webbed pattern shaped like a hanging shell for your plant pots. Other projects can be a bit more complex but still fun and accessible. Either way, you can easily learn how to macramé all sorts of interesting things from the examples we’ve put together just for you.

Clay and macrame for a hanging planter

To learn how to macramé, start with something simple like the hanging planter featured on brepurposed.porch. This project actually shows you how to make everything including the pot itself. That’s made of air dry clay and has a piece of leather wrapped around its bottom half. String was used to make the hanger. It’s all very simple actually and if you follow the steps you’ll definitely get nice results.

Knotted macrame bottle vase

Using a similar technique, you can make a macramé hanging support for a bottle and then turn it into a vase. First let’s have a look at the supplies you’ll need. They include a clean bottle, some jute or twine and scissors. Remove the labels on the bottle, cut a piece of twine and loop it around the bottle’s neck. Weave the ends around to make a sturdy base and then use more twine to make the pattern that wraps around the entire bottle. Secure it all at the bottom with more knots. {found on craftingfingers}.

Macrame crochet hanging pot

Obviously, making a hanging planter is pretty easy but what if you want to use your macramé skills for something more than that? In that case, perhaps you’d like to try the idea featured on Supersuperhq. The hanging leaves in this pot are made using string and a crochet hook. Check out the full description of the project to find out how to make them for yourself. If you want you can also improvise and crochet some lovely flowers as well.

Macrame buchet flowers

A stylish idea would also be to also make a bouquet wrap using a similar technique. This way you’ll be able to turn a beautiful bouquet of flowers into an interesting and unusual decoration for your home without using the same old vase everyone is already very familiar with. To find out how to make a macramé bouquet wrap, check out the tutorial on Alwaysrooney. It explains in detail the entire process. All you’ll need for the project is cotton piping, scissors, tape and a bouquet of flowers.

DIY Macrame feeder

There are also lots of other interesting projects that let you put your macramé skills to good use and which don’t involve plants and pots. A really cute idea is offered on Lovelyindeed where you can learn how to make a hummingbird feeder using a bottle, a tube with stopper, some cord, a hook and waterand sugar. Clean the bottle and then weave the cord around it as shown in the tutorial. If you want, spray paint it when you’re done. Attach the tube, fill the bottle with sweet water and then hang the feeder somewhere so the little birds can come have a taste of your treat.

Macrame wall hanging

Use your DIY skills to make an unexpected decoration for the walls of your home. For some inspiration, check out the wall hanging design featured on Placeofmytaste. Interestingly enough, it was all done using a cotton mop refill. If you want to make something similar you’ll also need a dowel, some wood stain and scissors. Cut the dowel into two pieces and slip the smaller one through the top hooks of the mop refill. From there start knotting the desired pattern. Insert the second dowel and add another mop refill to the mix.

Macrame round wall art

A simpler but just as interesting project can be found on Ludorn. These unusual wall decorations are made using cord and metal circle frames. Use two circles to make one decoration and use fabric paint to customize it. There are also lots of other variations you can try using more than two circles or even other geometric forms. Also, the color can definitely change the whole look.

Yarn macrame Wall Art

Let’s say you want to make a garland. Perhaps you want to use it as a festive decoration for a party or some other occasion. Either way, we suggest trying the interesting idea featured on Abeautifulmess. The colorful garland described here is macraméd out of yarn. All you need if you want to make something similar is yarn in the desired colors, scissors and some tape or push pins. Cut a piece of yarn to use as a base. Then cut lengths of yarn that will be turned into fringes. Knot them to the base one by one. Arrange the colors as you want. Then start knotting them two by two to make a webbed pattern.

Macrame Curtain DIY

You can also use your macramé skills to also make something useful for the home. For example, you could make a curtain. You can make it out of thin ropes, cord or anything else you want. Check out Abeautifulmess to find a detailed tutorial for that. To make things easier, first try the project with yarn and then make the actual curtain. Tie four strings at a time and pin them to a foam core board. Then follow the steps to get the pattern. Then, when you’re confident you can get things right, use rope to make the curtain.

DIY hammock chair

The macramé hammock chair featured on Fishandbull is quite the inspiring project. If you want to make one for yourself, you’ll require a circular metal chair frame, sandpaper, primer, spray paint, clothesline rope and scissors. Sand, prime and paint the frame and then start making the hammock. It’s pretty simple once you get the hang of it. Cut pieces of cord, fold them in half and loop them around the top of the chair frame. Then knot the ropes to make the pattern as shown in the tutorial. Decide how loose you want the hammock to be so you know when to stop and to secure the ropes to the bottom of the chair frame.

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