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    Macrame Wall Art

    Level of difficulty: Intermediate

    Craft this pretty macramé wall hanging to add a trendy bohemian touch to your home! The pattern features an easy-to-learn square knot. Use a tree branch to add a natural, organic look!

    What You'll Need:

    • Crafter's Closet Craft Cord
    • Branch (Approx. 17"
    • Crafter's Closet Watercolor Tray
    • Cotton Flour Sack
    • Crafter's Closet Precision Scissors
    • Crafter's Closet Hot Glue Gun
    • Crafter's Closet Hot Glue Sticks

    Let's Do This!

     

    Step 1:

    1. Cut eighteen 30" lengths of craft cord. Note: This number is needed for a 17" branch. If your branch is longer or shorter, adjust the number of cords in even increments.

     

    Step 2:

    1. Fold a cord in half to make a loop. Place the loop over the front of the branch.
    2. Wrap the ends of the cord around the branch, and then pull them through the loop on the front.
    3. Pull the cord tight to secure the loop against the branch.
    4. Repeat 2A through 2C to add all the cords to the branch. Note: Leave about 2" of empty space on both ends.

     

    How To Make Square Knots

    Step 3:

    1. Find the two center loops. You will have four strings to work with. Loosely lay the left string over the other three strings.
    2. Loosely lay the right string over the left string.
    3. Tuck the right string behind all three strings. Pull it out through the loop made by the left string, as shown.
    4. Pull the left and right strings taut to secure the knot against the branch.

     

    Step 4:

    1. Loosely lay the right string over the other three strings.
    2. Loosely lay the left string over the right string.
    3. Tuck the left string behind all three strings. Pull it out through the loop made by the right string, as shown.
    4. Pull the left and right strings taut to secure the knot against the branch.

     

    First Row of Square Notes

    Step 5:

    1. Make square knots across all the strings, pairing up the rest of the loops.

     

    Second Row of Square Knots

    Step 6:

    1. Find the center of all the strings and separate the two sides.
    2. Using the technique from above, make square knots to each side of the center, as shown. Leave about one inch of space between the first and second row of knots. Note: There will be two strings left on each side.

     

    Third Row of Square Knots

    Step 7:

    1. Begin making square knots from the sides, incorporating the loose strings on the ends, and working in towards the center, as shown. Leave about one inch of space between the second and third row of knots.

     

    Fourth Row of Square Knots

    Step 8:

    1. Find the center of all the strings and separate the two sides. Make square knots to each side of the center. Leave about one inch of space between the third and fourth rows of knots. Note: There will be two strings left on each side.

     

    Rose Accents

    Step 9:

    1. Snip a flour sack about one inch from the edge.
    2. Tear at the cut to make a strip of fabric. Continue snipping and ripping fabric to make strips. Tip: You can cut some strips shorter to make smaller roses.

     

    Step 10:

    1. Fold the top edge of the strip down to meet the bottom edge.
    2. Start rolling to make the center of the flower.
    3. As you reach the end of the folded material, begin twisting the fabric away from yourself as you roll.
    4. Hot glue the rose at the base to secure it when you reach the end of the fabric strip.

     

    Step 11:

    1. Dab a brush soaked in watercolor onto the center of some of the roses. The fabric will wick the color into the center. Let dry.

     

    Step 12:

    1. Hot glue fabric roses onto the wall hanging.

     

    Step 13:

    1. Add cord to hang the macramé wall art. Knot the cord at the ends of the branch and snip off excess.

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