Have you noticed more and more macrame wall hangers showing up lately? I have and guess what? They are super easy to create. Today I am showing you how to get the trendy look of macrame without having to know how to tie intricate knots!
Supplies needed to make this project:
FloraCraft® Make It:Fun ® Foam Sheet: 1 x 12 x 36″
Measure and draw a triangle on the foam sheet with these dimensions: 12 x 14 x 12. Cut the triangle out of the foam using a foam cutter. Measure about an inch in from the edge and cut out the center as well. Save the center piece for a future project.
Using low-temp glue, adhere one end of the jute twine to one side of the foam. Wrap the jute around the foam, gluing it in smooth lines as you go.
Now you’re ready for the yarn. I used a multicolor boucle yarn and cut apart each color on the skein of yarn into color sections.
Cut 5 pieces, 6 feet long, of each of the colors you are going to use. Fold the piece of yarn in half evenly and loop it through the inside of the triangle and over the top.
Pull the loose ends through the loop and tighten.
Slide the loop so it sits snug against the jute twine then tie a simple knot at the base of the triangle to secure.
I added 4 to 5 pieces of yarn in each color section. I started with the lightest color on the outside and worked my way to the darkest on the inside…then I mirrored the colors on the other side.
Once I finished the hanging yarn, I embellished the center with a yarn tassel. To make a large tassel, first cut a piece of cardboard to approximately 10″ x 5″. Wrap natural wool yarn around the long side of the cardboard, 40 times.
Place a 12 inch strip of yarn under the yarn and tie it tight at one end of the cardboard.
Slip the yarn off of the cardboard. Tie a small piece of yarn in a knot around the top of the bundled yarn.
Trim the loops off of the end of your yarn.
Tie the tassel to the center boucle yarn and trim off excess.
For the bottom edge of the wall hanging cut the strings that bind the boucle yarn around 6 inches from the bottom of the wall hanging. Gently run a comb or fingers at the ends of the boucle yarn to fray the ends.
Trim the bottom of the wall hanging so the yarn falls evenly.
If you prefer you could leave the tassel off. To me natural colors blend so gorgeously together and the large tassel is the perfect focal point. Enjoy!