Easy Macrame Wall Hanging on Repurposed Antique Spindle
It has been so many years since I first tried macrame at Girl Scout camp as a middle schooler. I decided to give it another try and am totally in love with the decor that I made. To be totally honest, I was a bit hesitant and unsure as to whether or not I would like it but gosh, I sure do. It went much faster than I expected once I got to tying the knots and admiring the pattern as it grew. This easy macrame wall hanging is perfect for beginners and first timer. I loved using the Hemptique Hemp Rope.
Supplied Needed for Wall Hanging
I love the cord that was used in this home decor macrame project. The premium twisted ropes are made from 100% hemp. They are strong and and durable, yet soft and easy to work with. The rope is perfect for macramé plant holders and wall hangings like this one.
- Hemptique Hemp Rope 6 MM
- Antique Spindle (Could Use Other Long Straight Pieces Too)
- Natural Hemp Twine from Hemptique
Directions for Easy Macrame Wall Hanging on Antique Spindle
This diy decor project is the best for beginners because it only uses TWO knots. They are both simple to learn and work great for that very first macrame craft. There are tons of knots that can be used but this is proof that you don’t need to be an expert to create somethig beautiful.
Start by cutting the hemp cord. The fantastic thing about a wall hanging is that is can be done in any size. Because the antique spindle I chose to use is approximately twelve inches long, I cut eight pieces of cord into thirty-six inch lengths. Because the first knot that attaches them to the spindle cuts that to a little less than half (eighteen inches), this allows for the knots to be tied and the length to still be available to create the pattern.
Use the Lark’s Head Knot (also known as the luggage tag loop) to attach your pieces to the spindle starting in the middle and working your way out. The middle two should be a little to the left and right of the exact center and then evenly space the rest until they are all attached.
To make a Lark’s Head Knot, take your rope and fold it in half. Then put the loop over and behind the spindle. Now, pull the ends of the rope through the loop and tighten. It is that easy to do. This simple knot is most often used to attach the cords to your wooden rod or even round hoops for macrame wall hangings.
This will create sixteen strands to work with.
The second knot used in this masterpiece is the basic square knot. The square knot uses four strands at a time so with the sixteen strands, there is perfect spacing to get four across.
To make a Square Knot, it takes four cords. The ones on the left and right will be your working cords and the two in the center will be your filler cords.
- Bend the left cord in front of the two middle filler cords and under the right cord.
- Then, bring the right cord behind the filler cords and up through the loop you made in with the left cord and tighten. This is called a half knot.
- To complete the square knot, you’ll make another half knot, but this time it’ll be reversed.
- Take the right cord and bring it in front of the filler cords and under the left cord.
- Then, bring the left cord behind the center cords and through the loop in the left cord and tighten.
This commonly used macrame knot is perfect for basic designs or to make beautiful patterns.
I actually completed TWO square knots in a row for each to get a little length in the design going.
Alternating Square Knots are simply changing the cords that you use in each row. Then for the second row, you’ll skip the first two cords and then start your square knots.
For the next row of knots, I used the square knot again but started with the third-sixth strand. This left the first two to be added back in to the design in the next step.
You’ll go back to the first pattern on the third row and repeat the second-row pattern for the third row. This technique makes a pretty mesh pattern that could go on to create any length of work.
I stopped at three rows of square knotting, then unraveled the rope cord. This creates a fun look for the bottom of the hanging. Use your scissors to trim the rope once it is all unraveled. This is the most satisfying step. It is like giving your work a little haircut.
Tie a long piece of natural hemp twine to either side of the spindle to create a hanger. The Natural Hemp Twine is perfect for adding a rustic touch to all your crafting projects.
Cheers to Easy Macrame Wall Hanging Art!
Reasons to Decorate Your Home
There are so many great reasons to decorate your home. The decor determines the mood and the feel for your family and all who enter. It is a form of expression. A home that is well decorated can lower anxiety and create a sense of ease and peace. Different rooms can have different vibes determined solely by the decor — from the colors to the furniture to the accent decor. Here are my top five reasons to decorate your home and invest in the process.
- A well decorated room creates a space for healthy living including the atmosphere as well as the functionality.
- Decorated spaces can promote well being, creativity, better rest, etc.
- It is fun.
- Home decor can change with the seasons, the holidays, and the times. It is a way to update style.
- There are no rules to home decorating. Your home is unique to you and your family.
More FUN Craft Ideas with Hemp Cord
This bracelet uses simple knots tied with hemp cord from Hemptique. Get all of the deets from Lindsay over on Artsy Fartsy Mama!
I love this adorable bookmark over on Creatively Beth. It is such a fantastic first macrame project with hemp cord.
Yay for Trying New Things!
5 thoughts on “Easy Macrame Wall Hanging on Repurposed Antique Spindle”
The antique spindle is a perfect vehicle for displaying this macrame wall-hanging. Thanks for posting the tutorial. Pinned.
I love that you used a spindle and simplified the process for beginners! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm–pinned!
Thank you so much! 🙂
That turned out so cute! I used to do a little macrame back in the 70s, but I haven’t tried it again in years. I would love to make one of these. Thanks for sharing with us at the TFT party!
I hope you give it a try.