I’ve been fascinated by the current macrame trend for some time. I even bought a roll of cotton cord from Amazon months ago, but I hadn’t tried to make anything until now. As I wanted to make a new wreath for spring, I decided to try my hand at a macrame wreath!
It’s time again for the monthly Creative Craft Blog Hop, graciously hosted by Andrea from Design Morsels. If you’re stopping by after a visit with my friend Lynne from My Family Thyme, welcome! I hope you have a chance to visit all of the talented bloggers. The links to their blogs is at the end of this post.
Being new to macrame, I did some research and found an easy way to make a macrame wreath for a beginner. Best of all, you need only three supplies!
DIY Macrame Hoop Wreath Tutorial
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 24 feet of 3 strand (4MM) 100% cotton macrame cord
- 8 inch metal hoop frame
- thin ribbon
- scotch tape
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
Measure and cut the macrame cord into (2) 12 foot lengths. Put scotch tape on all of the cut ends to prevent unraveling. To start the wreath, tie the two cords once around the wreath form. Leave about four inches of “tail”.
Pull the two strands of cord up to form a loop. Make sure to keep the strands close against each other. Place the cord behind the wreath form.
Pull the cords under the loop as shown. There will be a lot of cording to pull through! Tighten the cords against the wreath form, and start repeating steps 2 and 3.
Continue the process until the wreath is completely covered with macrame cord. This takes time, so put on some music and have fun crafting!
When you reach the end, untie the cords that were tied in the beginning. Trim the other two cords to about the same length as the first two. Tie the cords in square knots. Trim the excess cording and put some hot glue on the ends to prevent fraying.
Add a simple spring bow and you’re done!
I just love how my macrame wreath came out! It’s simple, neutral look fits into farmhouse, minimalist and boho decor. You could hang it alone unadorned year round, or add a seasonal bow or other embellishments.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Don’t forget to check out the other blogs below for more creative craft inspiration!
Until next time!