DIY Boho Macrame Ornament

Happy December 1st! I've been looking forward to and planning for today (and 11 more days after today) for weeks! 

Know why? Because I'm participating in a fun Christmas themed blog hop!

What's a blog hop? Well, it's like having a bunch of friends and going to each of their houses to see what they've made and how they've decorated for Christmas... only it's online! You can go in your pajamas! That's my kind of party! 😀

Welcome to the third annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!

Stop by every day from December first through the twelfth for new ideas you can use to make your season brighter!

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They have all been busy as Elves creating, decorating, cooking and crafting tons of new ideas for you to try this holiday season!

Today's theme is DIY Ornaments!

I wanted to create some ornaments that would go with my eclectic bohemian style. And nothing screams bohemian more that macrame!!

How to make macrame ornaments for your Christmas tree!

Supplies Needed:

There are some quick and easy tutorials for making a lark's head knot and a square knot at the Macrame Lovers blog. These are the two knots you'll use to make these ornaments (or necklaces!)

You'll need 6 strands of twine cut to 34" long each. Pair two of them together and tie them to the key ring with a lark's head knot. Repeat with the remaining lengths of twine. They'll look like this.

Then you'll tie two square knots with each set of strings.

Next, separate your strands, push the two on the left out of the way, you won't be using those for this knot, count out four strands and then push the remainder on the right out of the way.

Tie two more square knots and then repeat on the other side.

Next, you'll repeat the same steps that you used to make the first row of square knots.

And repeat until you have 5 completed levels of knots, each level will be double square knots.

Row 1 = 3 knots
Row 2 = 2 knots
Row 3 = 3 knots
Row 4 = 2 knots
Row 5 = 1 knot

You'll need 12 little beads.

Tie these on the ends of the strings at varying levels so they cascade down (You can use the large needle to help thread the beads onto the twine).

TIP: I found that the beads aren't heavy enough to straighten out the twine on their own so I got the entire ornament wet then laid it out flat on a towel and allowed it to dry to get any wrinkles in the twine out.

Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers below for even more creative ideas this holiday season!
12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop 2018.


Tania said...

Thank you! I have some of your macrame ornaments too still!


Nancy Carroll said...

Total flashback!! I still have macrame snowflakes i made YEARS ago!! Love these!

Gail Griffin said...

I'm with everyone else, Tania! These really bring back fond memories of making macramé projects! Your ornaments are absolutely adorable! I never made macramé ornaments so I'm putting these on my must do list! Great instructions, too!

Lauren Zaubi said...

OH this made me SO remember doing this when I was much younger haha! These are SO cool and I will definitely be trying these!

Tania said...

I know, they do take you back don't they! lol!


Tania said...

Thanks Gail!


Marie Dabbs said...

These are SO cool! This would be the perfect craft for testing out macrame without have to deal with yards of rope. I also think they'd make cute earrings!

Tania said...

Thanks Marie, they would be great for testing out to see if you like macrame!


Cecilia MyThriftStoreAddiction said...

How cute! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

Tania said...

Thanks Cecilia!

Polka Dot Poplars said...

How fun are these! I've seen the macrame wall hangings, but this are so cute. This is a must try.

Tania said...

I hope you do try it! They were fun!


Erlene A said...

How fun! I've always wanted to try a macrame project and this is the perfect starter project. PInned.

Tania said...

Thanks Erlene, I hope you get a chance to try them soon!


Megan Chamberlin said...

This is so cool! I've never experimented with macrame, so thanks for the awesome tutorial!

Tania said...

Oh I hope you give it a try!!


Debra Pashkowsky said...

I love the look, Back in the day I use to macrame so many things. Your ornaments bring back some nice memories.

Tania said...

Thanks Debra! I remember my mom making macrame ornaments... little Santas and angels, I still have some of them!