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How to make a stylish macrame wall hanging

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The ancient art of macrame is back in a big way – you can find everything from plant hangers to coasters made using the technique. 

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Use cotton cord and easy macramé techniques to make bespoke accessories like this macrame wall hanging.

macrame wall hanging

How to make a macrame wall hanging

Gather your supplies

You’ll also need

  • Scissors
  • Clipboard
  • Stiff-bristle comb
  • Cardboard
  • Drill
  • Wall hook

Here’s how

Step 1

Cut cord to 80cm long and fold in half. Holding loop in one hand, bring cord tails up and over about 10cm from top of loop to form a circle, taking tails under and through, then pull tight to form an overhead knot.

Step 2

Step 1

Thread cord ends through wooden bead and push up to just under overhand knot. Hold leaf stem in place on clipboard with loop at top.

Step 3

Step 3

Cut 20 pieces of cord to 20cm long. Fold 2 cords in half. Put one under and one on top of stem so loops are on either side. Take tails over loop on one side.

Step 4

Step 4

Take tails under loop on other side.

Step 4

Step 4

Hold cord tails and start to pull.

Step 6

Step 6

Keep pulling tails until cord forms a knot and push it under wooden bead.

Step 7

Step 7

Pull tails to form a tight knot on stem.

Step 8

Step 8

Repeat Steps 4 to 7 until all cords are used. Brush out cords using a comb.

Step 9

Step 9

Cut a leaf template from cardboard. Centre on cords and trim to shape.

Step 10

Repeat Steps 1 to 9 to make more macramé leaves, varying stem lengths.

Step 11

Drill a small hole 10mm from dowel ends, thread a 2m length of cord through and tie off. Loop leaves on rod, staggered, then hang on a wall hook.

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