36 Macrame Crafts for the Creative DIYer


Have you seen some of the amazing things in stores that are made of knotted rope? My daughter fell in love with quite a few things on our last trip to Target, and I was explaining to her that they were all macrame art ideas, and that she could make them herself at home. Cheap and much easier to make than they look, macrame crafts are one of the things trendy designer furniture stores do not really want you to know about. Save money and get something much more special and creative in the process. Take pride in displaying one of these cool macrame ideas in your home or give one as a super thoughtful DIY gift next Christmas. I promise you are going to want to keep most of these for yourself, though, not give any away. Check out this list if nifty macrame tutorials and see for yourself! From wall hangings and pillows to keychains and ornaments, there are so many fun ideas, I am not sure where to start.

36 Macrame Crafts

1. Aluminum Chair Makeover


What a brilliantly colorful idea! Give your old outdoor seating a decidedly stylish new lease on life with this smart and simple aluminum chair makeover tutorial! I like inspiring work like this that gives old things a new spark. Way cuter than your typical lawn chair, that’s for sure. I love the look of a good aluminum vintage chair.

2. Scandinavian Style Knotted Trivet



Make a lovely Scandinavian style inspired macramé trivet for your home or for a gift. You’ll need a wooden embroidery hoop, some wooden beads, and cotton rope. If you’d like the trivets to nest inside each other the smaller one should be made without beads.

3. Hanging Macrame Fish Bowl


Do you have confidence in your knotting skills? I’ve only ever seen a fishbowl on a countertop or desk, but hanging near the window? Hang a fish bowl from the ceiling with this awesome macramé hanger. Give your fish a stylish home and save table space. Details at Love Grows Wild.

4. Macrame Healing Crystals


Learn this special micro-macramé technique to encapsulate healing crystals from Soul Makes Blog. Gemstones are Mother Nature’s natural healers and are a delight to give and receive. People have been attracted to crystals since the dawn of time for healing rituals and spiritual advancement. This Macramé Healing Crystals is truly a perfect gift to give to your loved ones.

5. DIY Macrame Cushion


Check out this tutorial on how to create your own DIY Macramé Cushion to add the perfect touch of boho to your home that you’re sure to love! To begin, you will need: wool, fabric to make the cover, a glue gun, some pins, a pair of scissors and a sewing machine. Now that you’re all set, it’s time to make a sweet macramé and pompons cushion!

6. DIY Tassel And Macrame Keychains


Send your kids back to school with their own macramé keychain! This DIY tutorial on Think.Make.Share shows you to basics of how to make macramé keychains with tassels. Whо doesn’t love a cute key chain? Eѕресiаllу an adorable DIY version that doesn’t take long tо make. I am really excited to try this out!

7. Macrame Balloons


Instead of letting your helium balloons float around all over the place or tying them down with a string in the classic way, try wrapping them up in knotted macramé so it looks as though they’re hanging from the ceiling instead of floating towards it! Find out how it’s done on You Are My Fave. I adore the idea of wrapping a nice, big, brightly colored balloon in some equally colorful yarn macramé. It’s simple and it’s cheap to make.

8. Friendship Bracelet Watch


This came at about the most convenient time ever! My cheap watchband just broke and I couldn’t find a new band in the same color. So this idea is great! I haven’t made a friendship bracelet in a while but I’m sure it will come back to me. The lobster claw fastener makes it easy to put on and take off.
Great project, I love it!

9. Macrame Dreamcatcher


I love the elegant but easy on the eyes look these pieces have. I just love the art one can create with rope and knots. It is quite impressive. Enjoy this simple modern macramé dreamcatcher DIY project tutorial from A Pair and a Spare DIY. I have been looking for a dreamcatcher DIY and this is the prettiest one I have seen!

10. Macrame Necklace


Macramé has become hugely popular in the last couple of years for its natural and organic style. Make your own simple DIY macramé necklace! This Infinity Knot DIY Macramé Bracelet is a gorgeous handmade bracelet. A handcrafted project that makes for a wonderful personal statement or gift for a friend.

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