Get inspired with our beginner macrame ideas for 2023

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Are you looking to delve into the exciting world of macrame? Make everything from beautiful home decor items to stylish jewellery with our easy ideas.

macrame ideas - coasters

Macrame can’t help but be ultra-trendy. It’s modern, contemporary and stylish, and can turn any space in your home into a rustic dream. Once you know the basic macrame knots, you can start to create all sorts of beautiful projects. From plant hangers, wall hangings and decorations to unique jewellery.

We’ve scooped up the loveliest and most simple macrame ideas which are the perfect starting point for anyone looking to dip their toe into this rich craft. We’ll run you through Numalu’s favourites, and a few ideas from our trusted crafty friends.

1. Macrame bracelet
When thinking about your first macrame project, it’s best to start simple. Start with this chunky macrame bracelet, which you’ll be able to knot up in no time.


Using just two strings of macrame cord in varying colours, you’ll repeat one knot until you reach the desired length. Choose colours which you love and will suit your style, it’s also a great stash-busting project if you have odds and sods of macrame cord from another project.

2. Macrame feather keyring

macrame ideas - feather

The macrame feather keychain is a really easy five-minute craft that you can whip up in front of the TV and gift to all your pals. It looks fab on your keys or as a bag charm.

Choose your favourite colour of macrame cord and get knotting! Maybe you could even combine two colours if you’re feeling.

3. Make rustic coasters
macrame ideas – coasters

macrame ideas - coasters
Add a beautiful finishing touch to your coffee table with these macrame coasters. These coasters take a little longer than other projects on our list due to the high number of knots you’ll need to create. That doesn’t mean they are difficult though – it will be a relaxing project to take on over the course of a few evenings.

Once you are finished you’ll be left with these professional-looking coasters. Just don’t let on to your friends that you made them, otherwise they’ll all want some!

4. Macrame star decoration

DIY macrame star

This one would be perfect for Christmas, but it is subtle enough to be displayed all year round too!

For this lovely macrame star decoration, you’ll need a wire star to begin. These can be picked up online or in a hobby store. Using only two knots, this project is suitable for beginners. However, due to it being larger in size than other projects on this list, it will take a bit longer to complete.

5. Macrame plant holder

macrame plant hanger

When you think of macrame, you probably think of plant holders! They’re very popular, and for good reason. They’re easy to knot, and they make a lovely modern piece of decor for your home.


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