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DIY Modern Macrame Wall Hanging



Fancy making a modern macrame wall hanging?

I’ve been meaning to…

for ages.

And, I’ve finally done it.

As we get closer to moving into our new home, I’m gathering all things black and white and neutral so we can create a Scandinavian feel.

I love the combination of wool and cord…

Just makes you want to touch it.

Keep reading to find out how you could make one too.



How to make a Macrame Wall Hanging

What you need

50m x 6mm macrame cord (I used Crafters Choice 50m, off white, 100% cotton from Spotlight)

Dowel 35mm dia. cut to 60cm. (you could also use a piece of driftwood)

I x ball Moda Vera Jester Yarn (cream)



How to make:

Cut 11 even lengths of macrame cord, I cut mine to 4.5m each.

Place your dowel in an accessible position.

(Mine rested between a bookshelf and stool)

Fold each length in half, and attach to the dowel with a half hitch knot.

Continue until all 11 cords are attached.

Then tie horizontal double half hitch knots across the top, close to the dowel.

If you work better with a video, head here, I found this one very useful.



This hanging is used making a Double Half Hitch Knot, using 2 cords as the working cord.

I used 2 working cords and made random diagonal lines when tying the double half hitches.

My reverse half hitches are quite rough and messy, but I like it like that.

Adds more texture and makes it look organic. (I think.)




Here’s how I made a double half hitch.

I’m no expert in macrame though, head here for more details about knots.



To add some texture to the piece…

Using the Jester wool,

make a series of Larks Head knots, (who knew that’s what they were called, lol!)

Cut three pieces, approx 12cm in length. Then double over.

Slide the loop around around the cords and pull the tails through the loop.

Continue until you have a pattern you like.



I used different lengths ands also trimmed some of the tufts to make the texture I was happy with.

Finish off, by cutting the hanging cords on a rough diagonal.

Then, cut 3 lengths of wool, secure each end with a double knot, tie onto each side of the dowel and hang.




I think this will make a nice addition to the Yamba Scandi collection I’m creating for our new home.


How about you? Ever tried a DIY macrame wall hanging?


I’m getting ready to head to Pro Blogger next week, so hopefully I’ll catch a few fellow bloggers for a beverage or two. Can’t wait to see some familiar faces and meet some new ones too.


Have a great weekend guys,



Live with Love,


Linking up with With Some Grace, Life Love and Hiccups, The Ultimate Rabbit Hole.


PS: House news, look how far we’ve come, we are ready for the rendering and the plastering should begin on Monday.

Big changes next week, I’m hoping.DIY-DREAM-HOME-Tomfo


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19 responses to “DIY Modern Macrame Wall Hanging”

  1. Rachael says:

    Wow Sarah, you’ve outdone yourself – I popped these in the too hard basket but you make them look easy peasy. How long did it take to make?? So happy that your going to pro blogger, I wish I was! Please share all your bloggy wise-ness with us when you get back. R x

    • Sarah says:

      Hi Rachel, took me about 2 hours to make from start to finish, was a project I did while watching tv, you would be able to make one easily I reckon.
      That’s a shame I will miss you this week, was hoping to catch up with you. One day hopefully, yes will do. x

  2. That looks ace but may be a little beyond my skill set. I’m not good at knots! Oh my! Just look at the house – it looks pretty much finished on the outside! I can’t wait to see inside!
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    • Sarah says:

      It was only 2 knots and not that hard, once you get a rhythm really, I think you would surprise yourself.
      Yay me either on the inside of the house. x

  3. Bon says:

    House is looking fab Darl!!! Thinking of you x x

  4. That wall hanging is to die for! Your talents know no limits hun xx

  5. This looks so lovely Sarah. You make it look so easy. Would love to give this a shot one day! Thanks for sharing with us. Xx
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    • Sarah says:

      You so should give it a try, I think it’s definitely do-able, happy to answer any questions if you do, feel free to email me. Sarahpreston{@}

  6. I love this and have saved to maybe give it a go. Very cool!
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  7. The house is looking good, Sarah!

    These instructions for your wall hanging are excellent. Something I definitely want to get around to one day.
    Have a fab time at PB x
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    • Sarah says:

      Thanks Lisa, you totally should give it a go, I think it’s awesome to make something yourself, I promise you could do it.
      I definately will do, would have loved to caught up with you there too. x

  8. You have outdone yourself again – super talented lovely lady you are! Made with love, it will be perfect for your new scandi home x
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  9. Thistle says:

    Such a cute and creative idea! Love it!
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