Beat the social distancing blues with this adorable DIY wall hanging! Macramé is such a beautiful accent to any room so we decided to put a little colorful DGY spin on it! This craft is the perfect afternoon activity for the whole family!
Step 1: Cut and separate strips from the roll, trim the edges a little if needed
Step 2: Select bright and contrasting colors!
Step 3: Creating the Knots
Get three fabric strips at a time, preferably colors that compliment each other
All three strips should go around the dowel together in order to make a knot
Leave about an inch from the edge of the dowel and make a double knot to secure. Keep all the knots to one side
Step 4: Making the Braids
Make a braid and tie a knot grabbing all 3 pieces together at the end, leaving 3 different lengths as the tassel. From 5 inches up to about 8 inches being the longest piece. Can keep a good enough length, depending on the fabric pieces you get. Trim the tassel at an angle
Make 7 braids repeating the same instructions in step 4. *All the knots should face back
Make the braids at slightly different lengths. Keep about the same length for the 2 end braids. Length of the first braid from left is 12 inches. You can add or reduce 1 or 2 inches in length, keeping the 12 inches as your guide
Step 5: Trim excess fabric popping out of the knots
Step 6: Creating the 2 hanging braids
Hang it on a door, entryway, on a wall to brighten up and enjoy the colorful handcraft you just made!
Designed and crafted by - Harshini Fernando