Do-It-Yourself Macrame Projects Perfect for Beginners
There are a lot of do-it-yourself projects that can help to pass the time and be a lot of fun all at once. With some having a significant amount of time on their hands recently, finding worthwhile projects to do can really be a difference-maker in helping you to enjoy your life more fully.
A great project that you would likely have a lot of fun doing is to get those artistic juices flowing, and macramé is the perfect way to do this. You may be a little concerned about this idea, as you likely do not have a lot of knowledge about macramé. However, that is okay. You can still have a lot of fun and build some really cool stuff, and here are a few projects that are perfect for the beginner.
A Macrame Keychain
Making macramé knots is one of the most essential parts of creating any macramé project. It is one of the simplest things to learn but can be used in a multitude of projects that are a lot of fun to make and will look fantastic.
There are five basic macramé knots, which include:
• Lark’s Head
• Double-Half Hitch
Those may sound a little complicated, but they are not. There are instructional guides you can find online which you will show you exactly how to make each one of these knots. From there, you can make some really cool projects, including making a keychain.
A keychain is a perfect, functional thing to make. Why this is such a great place to start is that it requires a minimal amount of supplies and time to be able to make. However, you will have a great looking keychain to show off to others. Plus, it gives you the opportunity to learn some basic features that will enable you to make more sophisticated projects later. All you basically need is a swivel key holder, 3 mm single-strand cord, and six 5mm hole beads, most of these you can find at our do-it-yourself store. With that, you can follow the simple instructions provided online to make yourself an awesome keychain you can use for yourself or give as a gift.
Making tassel earrings is a macramé project is a lot of fun, and the earrings look spectacular. This is an excellent beginner-friendly project, as you will spend no more than about an hour developing some pretty cool looking earrings that will make a great gift. All you will need to know is how to make a double half hitch knot and an overhand knot, something you can be shown in videos you can find online.
All the materials that you need are a 3mm cotton cord, embroidery string, and earrings. In about 30 minutes, you can turn these materials into something spectacular that you will love to wear. Your friends will love them too.
A coaster cannot only look beautiful but is an efficient gift as well. There are many people who are concerned about condensation damaging their furniture, especially some types of tables where water or other liquids can cause circles to appear or discoloration in the table.
Now you can take some string and create beautifully designed coasters that will be both functional and beautiful. Plus, they are really not that hard to make, giving you the ability to create beautiful circular shaped coasters that look fantastic on any table.
There are only two types of knots you will need to learn to be able to create a coaster, which includes the Lark head and the double half hitch knot. You will find that this will take you no more than about an hour to make, and all you need is a 4mm single-strand cotton cord and a crochet hook. From there, do-it-yourself videos will show you exactly how to make this coaster. With no more than about an hour of your time, you can create something truly spectacular.
Macrame Plant Hanger
Now, let’s talk about something a little more sophisticated. Lots of people use macramé plant hangers in their homes, and now you can learn how to create your own and be able to do so in no more than two hours. That sounds like it is well worth your time.
To learn how to make a plant hanger, you will need to know how to make Lark’s head knot, berry knot, double half hitch knot, square knot, and gathering knot. This will enable you to use all five knots that you learned, which will make you pretty excited after you complete this project.
All you need to be able to create this is a spool of 3mm cotton cord and one mental or wood ring that is approximately 7 cm in diameter. Then, follow the instructions provided online, and you will have a great plant hanger.
As you can see, it does not take much to create some spectacular projects. We have almost all the materials available for you to create these projects and you can easily find videos that will show you how to make these spectacular macrame projects. If you spent a few hours working on these each day, you would have an abundance of great things to show off in a week. It truly is a great way to pass your time.