DIY Macrame Kitchen Curtain

Now that all the holiday excitement is over I'm excited to get back to regularly scheduled programming here at LVC.

I always feel just a little depressed after Christmas do you? It's just so much preparation, shopping, music, decorating, etc. and then... bam, it's over 😢 I forced myself to work on a project today just to try and get over it and I will admit, I feel a little bit better!

Today I'm sharing the DIY macrame kitchen curtain I made. I only have a couple more small projects to do and then I'll be ready to share the final kitchen reveal!

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Supplies Needed

It only takes a couple of simple supplies for macrame! After that, it's all knots!!


To make a curtain like this, first measure your window, my kitchen window is 33 inches. The length you'll need for your window depends on how long you want the curtain to be. If you wanted to make your curtain the full 33 inches long then you would cut your rope into pieces that are 4 times that amount, so (33" x 4 = 132"). To convert that to feet divide by 12" so that would be 11 feet.

Since I didn't want my curtain to be the full length of my window I cut mine to 7 foot long pieces.

Tie the rope pieces onto the tension rod with a larks head knot.

Source: Macrame Lovers

I used 22 lengths of 7-foot rope.


Once I had the lark's head knots all finished I went ahead and put the tension rod up in the window and worked from there while standing on a stool. (Bonus! This is a great upper arm workout!! 😁)


Now tie a double square knot using two sets of rope.

Source: Amy Alessio


Continue tying double square knots. See the image below, now you will use the two ropes indicated with red arrows as the inside ropes and the two indicated with blue arrows as the outside ropes that you will use to tie the knots.



And continue until you are satisfied with the number and rows of knots.


I tied 5 rows of knots. Once you are satisfied, trim the ends to the length you want.


If you missed the post where I replaced the dated 1960's lights with these cute upcycled colander lights you can see that here: How to Replace a Light Fixture.


I love the little touch of boho charm this macrame curtain adds to my kitchen 😊


And it was quick, easy, and inexpensive! I love that!





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Check out the cute macrame Christmas ornaments I made here: DIY Boho Macrame Ornament! These would make great keychains too!


20 comments

  1. Hi Tania....Love the curtain! It’s the perfect touch. Hope your Christmas was Merry. Wishing you a joyous New Year.....

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  2. The curtain is a perfect addition! I remember when i made macrame things and you watched me like you thought it was the craziest thing----making knot after knot after knot..........!!! LOL!

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  3. Hmmm, I don't remember that! lol!

    Tania

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  4. Thank you Linzey!! My Christmas was great, I hope your's was good too!

    Tania

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  5. Wow! good job! I've done macramé and it's not easy getting everything level and even. You did a beautiful job.

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  6. Uber gorgeous!!!! It's stunning in the window

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  7. Thrifty Mom In BoiseThursday, December 28, 2017

    OMGosh! That is awesome! Never in a million years would I have thought to do something like that. And to use clothesline. Seriously?! You always amaze me.

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  8. Clothesline is cheap!! lol!

    Tania

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  9. Thank you so much Christine!!

    Tania

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  10. Love it Tania! It's so fun and funky. I did macrame back in the day, and it's amazing to me that your curtain looks so straight. Great job! Makes me want to make something too.

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  11. Thanks Tuula! I think the fact that it's straight was purely accident! lol!

    Tania

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  12. How cute! Boho all the way!

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  13. So adorable! Love that for a curtain! Couldn't you have tied all the knots without standing on a stool getting an arm workout?

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  14. Thanks Florence. I didn't have anything else to hang it from, you need to hang it because you're pulling a little bit when you make the knots and it kept sliding off the counter! lol!

    Tania

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  15. So cute. Loving this idea and you made it look easy to DIY too. Thanks for sharing at our link party!

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  16. JoElle @ A Crafty CompositionSunday, February 18, 2018

    I LOOOOOVVVVEEE this! And using cotton clothes line is brilliant! I might have to be a copy cat on this one. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  17. Thanks JoElle! Copy away!!

    Tania

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