Macrame Wall Hanging

I grew up in the 70's when macrame was "all the rage".  The women in my family loved making plant holders, belts, vests, and of course wall hangings.  Today this retro-craft is making a comeback in home decor in a simpler version than what we saw in the 70's.  

To make a wall hanging all you need is a stick, or strip of wood and some rope.  That's it!  It's an art form that is simply created by tying knots.  And, if you make a mistake it's so simple or untie and begin again.  I love it!   Pinterest is filled with examples and tutorials for macrame projects.  I thought I would share a few of my favorites.....

This first one is from Roxy Taghavian of Brit + Co.  I love this one because of the color and instead of  rope she uses strips of cotton knit fabric.  The tutorial is on her site and it took me less than an hour to make it.  Simple knots repeated is all it took!

My other favorite is the mini-wall hanging from Parlor.  I love her tutorial and the way this Hitch Knot looks so complicated....but it's not!  (No pun intended!)  She also shows how to die the ends of the rope to get a ombre look to the hanging.  So cute!

Red Heart gives one of the best picture tutorials with 6 basic knots you can use to create your own macrame designs.  It has inspired me to try a few new knots myself.

To watch my segment on Fresh Living check out there site at  I hope these projects have inspired you to try something new with a little rope and a stick.  Happy knotting!

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