How to Macramé Christmas Tree Wall Hangings

Macrame will be a big trend for 2019 so stay ahead of the crowd by decorating your home with these amazing macrame Christmas tree wall hangings from @_twome

If you are new to macrame then check out Isabella’s tutorial to learn all about the different types of macrame knots.

 

You Will Need

Nutscene String

String

3 x wooden/metal rings

Wooden Beads 

Craft Essentials

Scissors

Masking Tape

 

How to Make a Large Tree

Top tip! Once you have cut the pieces of string, make a knot at each end to avoid fraying too much.

1. Cut 6×3.5 meters and 1x 50cm of string.

2.cFold the 6 long strings in half and place them on the ring. 

3. Using the short string make a gathering knot. 

4. Fix the string on the table with masking tape.

5. Split the strings by keeping 6 on each side.

6. Take the inside string to use as a guide and place the remaining 5 strings in the first group using the double half hitch. 

7. Repeat on the other side using the remaining 6 strings the step. 

8. Cut 2x3meters strings.

9. Make another row of double half hitch under the first branch and then add one of the strings next the last double half hitch using a lark knot. 

10. Repeat on the other side.

11. Add a wooden bead inserting the two middle strings through.

12. Cut 4×2.5 meters of string

13. Using one of the strings in the middle as a guide make another branch using the double half hitch knot and half of the strings.

14. Add two of the string at the end using the lark knot. 

15. Repeat on the other side.

16. Make one square knot in the middle. 

17. Add a row of two square knots underneath by taking two string from the square knot and two string next to the square knot. 

18. Add a row of three square knots underneath. (TIP: start by making first the square knot in the middle and the adding one on each side)

19. Add a row of four square knots underneath.

20. Add a row of five square knots underneath. 

21. Add a wooden bead inserting the two middle strings through.

22. Take the string on the left to use as a guide and place half of the string on it using the double half hitch knot.

23. Repeat on the other side and close the arrow placing one string over the other using the double half hitch knot. 

24. Cut 4x 2 meters of string.

25. Continue with the double half hitch knot on each side until you reach the last string on each side. 

26. Add 2 strings on each end using the lark knot.

27. Leave the middle 8 string untouched (counting from the middle 4 string on each side).

28. Start from the middle going toward your left, take string no. 5,6,7,8 and make a square knot.

29. Then take string no. 7,8,9,10 and make another square knot.

30. Take 9,10,11,12 and make another square knot.

31. Take 11,12,13,14 and make another square knot. 

32. Repeat on the other side.

33. Start counting from the middle and take string no.3 to use as a guide and place string 2 and 1 on it using the double half hitch.

34. Repeat on the other side. 

35. Using the same guide now place the other strings, except the last 4, on it using the double half hitch creating a branch parallel to the square knots you made earlier. 

36. Taking the guide from the top branch place the remaining string on it using the double half hitch to close the loop. 

37.Repeat on the other side.

38. Cut 6x 2 meters strings.

39. Using the guide from the bottom branch add the last 3 string using the double half hitch.

40. Add 3 string using the lark knot. 

41. Repeat on the other side. 

42. Add a wooden bead inserting the two middle strings through.

43. Make a square knot under the bead and then another one on the left and the right to create a row of 3 square knots. 

44. Follow with a row of 4 square knots and then a row of 5 square knots.

45. Using the two strings in the middle as guides. Take the left one and place the next 9 strings on it using the double half hitch knot. 

46. Repeat on the other side.

47. Starting from the center make a square knot.

48. Follow with a row of 2 square knots and then a row of 3 square knots. 

49. Using the guide from the longest branch on the left, place 12 string on using the double half hitch knot. 

50. Repeat on the other side.

51. Add a wooden bead inserting the two middle strings through.

52. Using the two strings in the middle as guides. Take the left one and place the next 9 strings on it using the double half hitch knot.

 

53. Count 10 strings starting from the left. Use string no.10 as a guide to create a new branch, placing the remaining 9 strings, using the double half hitch. 

54. Repeat on the other side. 

55. Starting from the center make a square knot.

56. Follow with a row of 2 square knots, a row of 3 square knots, a row of 4 square knots and finally a row of 5 square knots. 

57. Then follow with a row of 4 square knots, a row of 3 square knots, a row of 2 square knots and finally one last square knots. 

58. Make 4 diagonal square knots under the small branch on the left.

59. Repeat on the other side.

60. Now go back to the branch above the square knot diamond and finish it by placing the remaining string using the double half hitch knot.

61. Repeat on the other side.

62. Cut 6x 1-meter strings.

63. Place 3 strings on the guide from the left branch using the lark knot.  

64. Repeat on the other side.

65. Starting from the center count 12 string on the left and 12 strings on the right.

66. Use string no.12 on the left as a guide and place the strings from the square knot using the double half hitch. 

67. Repeat on the other side and close the diamond using the 2 guides to make a double half hitch (it doesn’t matter which way). 

68. Starting from string no.13 on the left make a diagonal row of 6 square knots. 

69. Using string no. 2 from the diamond as a guide, place the strings on the left on it using the double half hitch. 

70. Repeat on the other side.

71. Add a wooden bead inserting the two middle strings through. 

72. Cut 1 x 1-meter piece of string.

73. Place the string horizontally under the wooden bead and use it as a guide.

74.  Place all the strings on the guide, using the double half hitch knot to create a horizontal line. 

75. Cut the string at the bottom at the desired length and make a knot at the end. 

 


How to Make a Medium Tree

1. Cut 2x 2.7 meters of string and place on the ring using the lark knot.

2. Fix the ring on the table with masking tape.

3. Make 2 square knots.

4. Cut 2x 2.2 meters of string.

5. Take the string on your right and use it as a guide. Place one of the strings you have just cut on the guide with an inverted lark knot. 

6. Using the same guide place all the other string on it using the double half hitch knot. 

7. Keep hold of the same guide, add the remaining piece of string using the inverted lark knot and the other string using the double half hitch. 

8. Make a row of 2 square knots. 

9. Cut 2×1.7 meters of string.

10. Take the string from the left to use a guide. Place one of the strings you have just cut on the guide with an inverted lark knot.

11. Using the same guide place all the other string on it using the double half hitch knot.

12. Keep hold of the same guide, add the remaining piece of string using the inverted lark knot and the other string using the double half hitch. 

13. Make a row of 3 square knots.

14. Cut 2×1.7 meters of string.

15. Take the string from the right to use a guide. Place one of the strings you have just cut on the guide with an inverted lark knot.

16. Using the same guide place all the other string on it using the double half hitch knot.

17. Keep hold of the same guide, add the remaining piece of string using the inverted lark knot and the other string using the double half hitch.

18. Make a row of 4 square knots.

19. Cut 2×1.5 meters of string.

20. Take the string from the left to use a guide. Place one of the strings you have just cut on the guide with an inverted lark knot.

21. Using the same guide place all the other string on it using the double half hitch knot.

22. Keep hold of the same guide, add the remaining piece of string using the inverted lark knot and the other string using the double half hitch.

23. Make a row of 5 square knots.

24. Cut 2×1.5 meters of string.

25. Take the string from the right to use a guide. Place one of the strings you have just cut on the guide with an inverted lark knot.

26. Using the same guide place all the other string on it using the double half hitch knot.

27. Keep hold of the same guide, add the remaining piece of string using the inverted lark knot and the other string using the double half hitch.

28. Make a row of 6 square knots.

29. Cut 2×1.2 meters of string.

30. Take the string from the left to use a guide. Place one of the strings you have just cut on the guide with an inverted lark knot.

31. Using the same guide place all the other string on it using the double half hitch knot.

32. Keep hold of the same guide, add the remaining piece of string using the inverted lark knot and the other string using the double half hitch.

33. Make a row of 7 square knots.

34. Take the string from the right to use a guide. Place one of the strings you have just cut on the guide with an inverted lark knot.

35. Using the same guide place all the other string on it using the double half hitch knot.

36. Keep hold of the same guide, add the remaining piece of string using the inverted lark knot and the other string using the double half hitch. 

37. Cut the fringe at the desired length and unravel the string to create a fluffy fringe. 

 

To Dip Dye:

1. Use about 2/3 glasses of leftover red wine and place in a bowl.

2. Wet the macrame fringe with water making sure it’s very wet.

3. Hang the macrame piece above the bowl with the fringe inside the wine.

 

4. Leave the fringe inside the wine for a couple of hours.

5. Hang the macrame above the bowl/bath/shower and let it dry.

 


How to Make a Mini Tree

50cm String

2 x 1.8 meters strings (or 1 x 1.8 meter strings to make a smaller version)

 

1. Fold the shortest string in half.

2. Using the lark knot, place the two strings on the shortest string, leaving a small loop at the top, about 1-1.5 cm. 

3. Bring the two top strings behind the shortest string. 

4. Fix the top on the table with masking tape.

5. Make a square knot (1). 

6. Make a square knot 4cm below the last one and then push up underneath square knot 1.

7. Make a square knot 5cm below the last one and then push up underneath the previews knot.

8. Make a square knot 6cm below the last one and then push up underneath the previews knot.

9. Make a square knot 8cm below the last one and then push up underneath the previews knot.

10. Make a square knot 10cm below the last one and then push up underneath the previews knot. 

11. Make two square knots.

12. Cut the string at the desired length and unravel the strings. 

 

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