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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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?!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.