Want to give macrame a try? It’s a fun and easy craft to learn! From plant hangers to coasters, wall hangings to handbags, there are so many things you can make using the art of macrame! Get inspired with these 21+ macrame craft ideas!
Macrame is a form of fiber art and it has really gained in popularity over the last couple of years. It’s modern and fresh and boho and adds such a fun decor accent to your home.
Macrame is the art of tying knots using a working cord to a filler cord to make macrame decor like plant hangers, wall hangings, coasters, and so much more. It is easy to learn and with just a few beginner knots you can make amazing macrame works of art.
You can follow a pattern or you can just let your creativity flow and see what you come up with. There is no set of rules when it comes to macrame and it’s an easy beginner-friendly craft to learn.
The cool thing about this crafting hobby is that you don’t need a lot of materials and tools to get started. You simply need a cord for knotting.
There are so many materials you use to create macrame, from yarn to jute, t-shirt yarn to cotton macrame cord, you are sure to find a material you love to make your own macrame.
If you want to give macrame a try, get inspired by these 21 macrame craft ideas. Simply click through to each tutorial to learn more about how to make each project.
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21 Unique Macrame Craft Ideas
If you're looking for a really easy DIY macrame wall hanging this is perfect for a beginner, this project is for you! You can make this yarn wall art for under $25 in less than an hour.
Made using a lark's head knot around a piece of driftwood, you can customize the size, color, and design of this wall hanging to really make it your own!
See it on display in our boho girl nursery here!
Simple Macrame Handbag
Don't just make a macrame project and leave it at home on your wall. Why not make something that you can use? This great macrame craft idea is made to take with you where ever you go!
A simple macrame purse that is ideal for holding your wallet, a notebook, your phone, and anything else you need to take with you.
It's an easy macrame project made with square knots and you can make it any color you want!
Macrame Blanket Strap
All you need to make this macrame craft project are wooden rings and macrame cord in the color of your choice.
It's an easy beginner macrame project made using square knots and I love the two-toned color scheme of the macrame blanket strap.
Use it for carrying a blanket to a concert on the lawn, for a picnic, or even use it to carry your yoga mat in style!
Tired of digging in your purse looking for your keys? Then this macrame craft idea is for you.
Using t-shirt yarn, these keychain wristlets are made using crown knots. It's a little more of an advanced macrame knot, but once you get the hang of it you'll have your wristlet done in no time.
Never lose your keys again or you could even use it as a wallet strap and leave your bulky purse at home.
DIY Boho Hammock
Add some boho charm to your outdoor hammock with this cute macrame craft idea.
Alternating square knots are used to make the pennant shape of this DIY macrame fringe that is stitched onto the edges of the hammock.
It's an easy beginner macrame project that you could do in an afternoon. Use a natural colored cord or choose any color you want to add boho charm to your outdoor living space.
DIY Macrame Camera Strap
Do you wish you had a longer strap for your camera? One that you can hang around your neck so you don't have to carry it everywhere, not worry about accidentally leaving it behind when you set it down?
This unique macrame craft idea is for you! Made using square knots, all you need are lanyard clips to add this cute accessory to your camera.
It's an easy project that can be made in about 20 minutes and how cute will you look taking pics with this around your neck?!
Giant Macramé Rope Lights
Be still my boho-loving heart! There is nothing but goodness in this unique macrame DIY idea.
These are so easy to make, all you have to do is tie your macrame knots around your lamp cord. Use them indoors or out to add some boho charm to your living space.
Square knots or half-square knots to get that spiral look, whichever you decide to use, you are going to have a statement piece when you're done making these giant macrame rope lights!
DIY Macrame Tote Bag using Jute
Reusable shopping bag for the win! This macrame craft project is perfect to use at the grocery store for your fruits and vegetables. You could even use it as a beach bag for your towels and beach accessories.
Made from large jute rope, you'll use square knots to make this cute macrame tote bag.
The fringe though, can we talk about that fringe? Leave the fringe as long or make it as short as you want on your tote.
DIY Macrame Hammock Chair
Relax indoors or out in this cute DIY macrame hammock chair. It's a beginner-friendly macrame project using alternating square knots.
All you need is a saucer chair frame and macrame cord to make your own. You can tie your knots closer together if you want a more structured look or if you are afraid it won't hold the weight of an adult.
Be sure to use a strong macrame cord for this project, think clothesline type cord. it won't unravel over time or with lots of use.
Modern, Minimal DIY Macrame Coasters
You're probably used to seeing macrame coasters in a round shape (and I have some of those for you on down the list) but I love the modern minimal look of these square macrame coasters.
These coasters are made using a double half hitch knot and adding the different colors is easier than you think. Add color to any pattern you want to make your own design!
DIY Beginner Macrame Garland
I love a good macrame garland. They can be used for so many things. Obviously, they look great on a mantel, but they are also ideal to add around the edge of a basket, hang on the wall as a wall hanging, or use as a window topper.
This one is a beginner-friendly macrame craft idea. You'll need some wooden beads and you'll need to know how to tie alternating square knots and double half hitch knots. They are easy beginner knots, so no worries!
Leave the fringe as long or make it as short as want when you make this beginner macrame garland for your home.
DIY Floating Shelf with Macrame Strings
Here is a cute alternative to a traditional macrame plant hanger. Adding a shelf gives it a completely different look.
Square knots and half square knots are used to make this unique macrame craft idea that is perfect for grouping small plants together (or just one big plant in the middle).
How much easier will they be to water when they're sitting on a shelf in that plant hanger?
DIY Pom Pom Macrame Hanging Planter
Take a simple plant hanger and add some fun colored pom-poms to it to make it unique.
The plant hanger is easy to make using just square knots and if you have a pom-pom maker you're good to go to make this fun macrame craft idea.
I love the confetti colors of these pom-poms, what color would you make?
DIY Macrame Hummingbird Feeder
Here is a really unique macrame craft, a hummingbird feeder. A hummingbird feeder tube, macrame cord, and some spray paint are all you need to get your macrame hummingbird feeder up and running.
The cord for this fun project is made from man-made fibers and will withstand being outdoors. A little spray paint to jazz it up to attract the hummingbirds and you're good to go.
DIY Macrame Plant Hanger Wall Hanging
A plant hanger and wall hanging all in one. This unique macrame craft idea makes hanging your plants even easier when you can just add them to the wall.
Macrame cord is attached to the dowel using a lark's head knot and it has a hanging string attached in the same type of cord for hanging on the wall.
Jute string is used to make a gathering knot that holds the plant hanger's cords together in pairs of two. The jute makes a great accent for this plant hanger.
Macrame Hanging Pod
Made using square knots, this macrame hanging pod is a bit more advanced than some of the macrame craft ideas we've been talking about. No worries, if you follow the tutorial you'll have no trouble making your own.
These cute little macrame pods could be used for all different things! Flower vase, office decor, in a nursery, in the bathroom, the possibilities are endless!
Macrame Room Divider DIY
When you need to create a little separation and privacy in a space, this macrame room divider is the ideal solution.
Made using two dowels and alternating square knots it's a great project to bring a little boho style to your living space. Hang it from the ceiling using hook screws and some air plants for an extra touch of boho.
DIY Color Block Macrame Coasters
Here is a set of traditional round macrame coasters, but with a twist. Color blocking with an additional color makes these coasters great to customize to match your decor.
Made using double half hitch knots, these coasters are super easy to make and you can make them any size you want. Make them a little bigger to use them as trivets.
DIY Macrame Glass Jar Covers
Another easy beginner macrame craft idea, macrame jar covers are great to use to make cute candle jars or even succulent planters.
If you love making small macrame projects, this one definitely fits the bill. You can keep them simple with these 2 different types of macrame glass jar covers made with square knots.
It’s amazing how varying the distance and number of square knots will give you a completely different style and design.
easy macrame planter basket
I love the design of this basket! The patterns are so modern looking and the fringe adds just the right amount of boho to these planter baskets.
This macrame craft idea is made using half hitch knots like the square coasters we talked about earlier. You can start this project out using a dowel rod and then slide it off when you're ready to join it together to make the basket shape.
It's an intermediate macrame project, but if you follow the tutorial you shouldn't have any trouble making your own.
Jute String Lanterns
This last unique macrame craft idea is great for hanging outdoors. You could add a citronella candle to help keep the bugs away from your next gathering.
Made using jute string you can make this to fit any size jar or candle holder. It's a quick and easy macrame project that will add a cute accessory to our outdoor living space.
Which of these macrame project ideas is your favorite?
Let me know in the comments below!