Macrame garlands are a beautiful and unique way to add some bohemian charm to your home decor. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to create a simple macrame garland that you can use to decorate your walls, windows, or shelves.
4mm cotton cord (one piece, 25 feet long)
Dowel or branch (optional)
Step 1: Cut your cord
Cut one piece of 4mm cotton cord, 25 feet long. Fold the cord in half and tie a knot at the top to create a loop. Hang the loop on a hook or dowel to keep it organized.
Step 2: Create the center knot
Take the two center cords and tie a knot about 6 inches from the top. This will create the center of your garland.
Step 3: Create the square knots
Take one cord from each adjacent pair and tie a square knot (right over left, left over right) about 3 inches below the center knot. Repeat this process with the other adjacent pairs until you have four sets of square knots.
Step 4: Create the diamond knots
Take the two outer cords from two adjacent sets of square knots and tie a diamond knot (left over middle, right over left, left over middle, right over left) about 2 inches below the square knots. Repeat this process with the other two sets of square knots until you have two sets of diamond knots.
Step 5: Create the fringe
Take all eight cords and tie a knot at the bottom, leaving about 6 inches of cord below the knot. This will create the base of your garland. Trim the ends of the cords to your desired length and comb them out to create a fringe effect.
Step 6: Finish your garland
Slide the loops at the top of the garland onto a dowel or branch to hang it on the wall. You can also use the loops to attach the garland to a curtain rod or other decorative element.
Be patient and take your time with each knot to ensure that your garland is secure and balanced.
Experiment with different knotting techniques and colors to create a unique design.
Use a dowel or branch that is sturdy and can handle the weight of the garland.
We hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to make a macrame garland. Happy knotting!