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I’m sure I’ve mentioned before that I happen to be a 70’s girl.  Led Zeppelin, 8-track tapes, Star Wars, and lava lamps were popular, but do you remember what craft was also popular in the 70’s?  Yes, macramé!  I love macramé and I couldn’t be happier about the fact that it’s making a comeback.

DIY Blog Challenge

I joined the DIY Blog Challenge this month and the theme for the month is fall/autumn.  It’s the perfect theme for me, I can get a project finished while there is actually still time to use it before we’re on to Christmas!

So I made this macramé fall wreath to use on my front door, but my dining room needs something to give it some pizzazz for the season too, so I’m still trying to decide where to use it.  One of the great things about the wreath is that it would look equally beautiful on a front door or hanging on an inside wall.

The wreath also has great flexibility because you can make it in colors and use decorative items to coordinate with any season.  Thinking ahead toward Christmas?  Choose Christmas colors and items to compliment.

It was easy to make too, so don’t be intimidated.

There are only 5 basic knots used:

  1. Reverse Larks Head
  2. Double Half Hitch
  3. Square Knot
  4. Alternating Square Knots
  5. Half Knot

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Macramé Wreath Supplies:

  1. Round wooden disk or plaque (You can find these at craft stores or in the craft section of other stores).  You can get creative here, it doesn’t have to be a wooden disk, but whatever you use, you do have to be able to put the holes in.
  2. Chalkboard paint
  3. 12 wooden barrel beads
  4. Bonnie macramé cord – 6mm size, 100 yards
  5. 19″ metal hoop
  6. 8″ metal hoop
  7. Seasonal decorative items to add to your wreath

*Because of the materials used in this wreath it needs to be hung on a door that is protected from the elements, such as on a covered porch.

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I ordered the cord I used from Amazon and purchased the beads, hoops and decorative items at Hobby Lobby.

Step 1

Preparing the wood disk.

  1. Drill 4 holes on opposite sides of the disk (total of 8).  Prior to drilling the disk, prepare it by taping it with a removable tape such as painters tape. This is to prevent the wood from splintering when you drill it.

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After you have it taped, measure and mark the disk as to where you want to drill your holes.

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Always drill your first hole with a small drill bit and then redrill with a larger one. We used 3 sizes in this order:          1/8 inch, ¼ inch, 3/8 inch

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Paint the disk with chalkboard paint and allow it to thoroughly dry.

Step 2

  1. Cut 40 cords at 2 yards (72 inches) each
  2. Cut 8 cords at 2 ½ yards (90 inches) each

Step 3

Reverse Larks Head (RLH) a 3 yard cord through each hole in the wood disk (eight cords).

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Step 4

Double Half Hitch (DHH) each cord onto the 8” metal ring.

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Step 5

RLH a 2 ½  yard cord between each DHH’d cord on the 8” ring.  (Total of 6 cords used; 3 on each side)

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Step 6

RLH the 34 remaining cords on each uncovered section of the 8” ring.  (Covering the ring)

 

Step 7

Tie two rows of Alternating Square Knots (ASK) around the 8” ring.

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Step 8

Select a group of four cords (from alternating groups).  Tie a 4-inch Half Knot (HN) sinnet with these four cords.

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Step 9

With the next group of four cords tie one Square Knot (SK).  Slide a bead onto the two filler cords.  Continue tying 6 square knots.  (Total length of the square knot sinnet should be 4”)   Hint:  Use scotch tape to tape the ends of each cord that the beads will go on.  This makes it much easier to get the cord through the beads.

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Step 10

With the next four cords once again tie a 4” HK sinnet.

Step 11

Using the next four cords tie 6 SKs.  Slide a bead onto the two filler cords.  Tie 1 SK.  (Total length 4”)

Step 12

Repeat steps 8-11 until all cords are used. (24 sinnets total)

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Step 13

Double Half Hitch (DHH) each cord onto the large ring.  (There will be ring showing between each DHH’d sinnet)

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Step 14

Cut each cord to 3” length.  Save the cut cords.

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Step 15

Cut the scraps into 8” pieces.

Step 16

Cover any exposed ring by RLHing the 8” pieces onto the ring.  (As in Step 6)

Step 17

Trim ends evenly and fluff them out.

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Step 18

Glue the decorative pieces you’ve chosen onto the wooden disk.  (I suggest using a hot glue gun)

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Step 19

Use chalk to write the message of your choice onto the disk.

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Use a stencil and paint to put a permanent message on the disk.

Step 20

Add any decorative items you choose to the sinnets.  (I chose two silk flowers)

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And there you have it; a beautiful and unique fall wreath or wall hanging!

Thank you for stopping by and reading today!  Visit all of these great blogs and see what they have come up with for the fall/autumn theme.  Lots of pretty things!

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{ 20 comments }
Lianne September 19, 2017, 9:39 am

Hi, thanks for joining our #DIYBlogChallenge group! I love your project, I’ve never tried macrame but from this tutorial and your images it looks pretty simple to pick up!
Lianne | Makes, Bakes and Decor

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Teresa September 20, 2017, 9:59 am

It is easy to pick up and it’s fun! Thank you for stopping by.

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Joey Simmonds September 19, 2017, 10:23 am

I love that wreath. Different and exciting. I am not very talented or I would try to make one.

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Teresa September 20, 2017, 10:01 am

I’m not that talented either, so if I can do it, you can. Macrame is fun, you might enjoy giving it a try.

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Kileen September 19, 2017, 12:14 pm

This is so cute! I love to macrame also!

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Teresa September 20, 2017, 10:02 am

Oh good, I’ve found another macrame enthusiast. I have all of these ideas in my mind and seem to never get around to starting most of them!

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Cassie Smallwood September 20, 2017, 11:23 am

I love this! It’s perfect for fall! I remember my mom doing macrame when I was a kid. I’ve never tried, but I’m definitely interested now!

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Teresa September 21, 2017, 8:29 pm

Thank you so much! Give macrame a try Cassie, it’s lots of fun!

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Evija September 21, 2017, 9:07 am

This is absoluteley beautiful!! I think I need macrame in my life. thanks for the inspiration and instructions! #DIYblogchallenge

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Teresa September 21, 2017, 8:27 pm

I hope you do give it a try! Macrame is fun and this project was actually very easy. Thank you for stopping by!

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Rachel September 21, 2017, 11:33 am

Wow this is great! Must have taken you ages!

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Teresa September 21, 2017, 8:26 pm

Actually, it was pretty quick. The part that took the longest was fringing out the trim when it was all done! Thank you for stopping by and reading!

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Grammy Dee October 2, 2017, 1:28 am

WOW! I love it! You say it was easy but to me it looks very complicated. Led Zeppelin is a fav of mine too! Have you heard that there is a demand for the old 8-track tapes? As for lava lamps, I never had one way back then but I have bought them recently for my grandbabies. Thank you Teresa for linking up and co-hosting at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared your post on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

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Teresa October 2, 2017, 10:13 pm

Yeah! Another Led Zeppelin fan! I saw them in the 70’s in San Diego. I haven’t heard that about the 8-track tapes, amazing! Thank you Dee!

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Beverly October 2, 2017, 11:56 pm

What a unique and pretty wreath idea! Pinning to my autumn board.

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Teresa October 3, 2017, 9:56 pm

Thank you for pinning and for your sweet words!

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Grammy Dee October 3, 2017, 11:51 pm

Congrats Teresa! Your post is Featured at the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty. See here: http://grammysgrid.com/wednesday-aim-link-party-26/

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Teresa October 4, 2017, 9:46 pm

Thank you so very much Dee!

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Grammy Dee October 6, 2017, 12:56 pm

Thank you Teresa for linking up and co-hosting at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty. I shared your post on Fb, Pin, and Tw.

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Teresa October 6, 2017, 11:43 pm

Thank you so much Dee! You are a delight to co-host with!

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