Easy and fun macrame ideas

If you’re new to macrame and looking for inspiration, here are some great ideas for easy-to-make projects. From simple gifts like a keyring or an interior piece like a plant holder, there’s something for everyone, no matter their skill level.
On trend

According to The Telegraph, macrame is having a moment, due to the fact that it is easy to master and accessible. It is also a hit with younger people who like sharing their creations on social media sites like Pinterest.

If you want to give it a go, you could look online for step-by-step instructions or consider a macrame kit, with hundreds available from suppliers such as Wool Couture.

Top projects

1.      Plant hanger – A classic for a reason. They fit into a small space and can be hung from the ceiling or a wall. They are also an easy way to add a bit of interest to a room.

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2.      Bookmark – Quick and economical to make, as they don’t require much cord.

3.      Keyring – Because these are also quick to make, they make ideal gifts and can be made in a chain or feathered design.

4.      Coasters and placemats – Macrame coasters and placemats require quite a few knots, but can really make a statement on your table.

5.      Mirror – If you have a plain, small mirror, you can make a holder or surround for it from macrame.

6.      Wall hanging – These look complicated, but are relatively simple for even a beginner to make.

7.      Fruit hammock – A great alternative to a traditional bowl, a fruit hammock suits both modern and classic kitchens.

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8.      Handbag – A bespoke bag that you’ve made yourself is a great project, as you can use any colour or style and add a simple wooden handle to make it practical to use.

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