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15 Easy Macrame Projects for Beginners

Add some new projects to your to-do list with these 15 easy macrame projects for beginners. You will get lots of practice tying knots with these step-by-step tutorials.

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The most important thing you can do when you first start doing macrame is to practice tying knots. I always recommend starting with simple projects that only use one or two different knots. It makes it easier to create a design and the repetition of tying the same knot over and over will make you a pro in no time.

What are the most used knots in macrame?

The knots I use the most in my macrame projects and the ones I see the most in other’s projects are the square knot and the half-hitch knot. Practice, practice, practice these two knots and you will be well on your way to creating beautiful pieces of macrame art.

How to Make a Square Knot

How to Make a Half-Hitch Knot

These two basic macrame knots can be used to make simple and intricate patterns. The possibilities are endless.

Easy Macrame Projects for Beginners

Macrame plant hangers

1. Macrame Plant Hanger For Beginners from Macra-Made

beginner macrame project plant hanger hanging next to cow wall art

Using natural cotton macrame string, this easy macrame plant hanger is made using just square knots. When you’re just starting to learn macrame, simple is best. Using just square knots gives this plant hanger a simple look and will give you lots of practice tying them.

2. Macrame Herb Garden From Craftivity Designs

simple plant hanger holding recycled plastic bottle as an herb container

An earth conscience tutorial on how to create a hanging herb garden using a simple macrame knot for beginners. This project is created using twine and recycled plastic bottles. It’s the perfect craft to reuse a discarded item to make a sustainable herb garden.

3. Mason Jar Macrame Plant Hanger from Postcards from the Ridge

mason jar with plant in a macrame plant hanger

This tutorial will show you how to make a very simple plant hanger with a few inexpensive items. With just twine, beads, and a cute mason jar you can recreate this beginner macrame project yourself.

4. 5 Minute Macrame Plant Hanger from XOXOJackie

This plant hanger is perfect for the minimalist design enthusiast. Let your plants be the star of the show. This plant hanger can be recreated in just a few minutes with just a few steps, it’s perfect if you are just starting to do macrame.

5. Chinese Crown Knot Macrame Plant Hanger from Marching North

This crown knot plant hanger is so simple and elegant and a great way to start a plant hanger. The step-by-step tutorial at Marching North will walk you through how to create your own beautiful plant hanger. This is a great beginner project to learn a new knot and the Chinese crown knot is beautiful.

Macrame wall hangings

6. Simple Macrame Wall Hanging with Beads from Macra-Made

macrame wall hanging with blush string and natural colored beads easy macrame project for beginners

This beautiful wall hanging was created using a dowel rod, 3mm cotton macrame string, and natural colored beads. Square knots and half-hitch knots are used to make this simple macrame wall hanging. A wall hanging doesn’t need to be fancy to be beautiful, and this simple project will add a simple touch of boho to your home decor.

7. Macrame Wall Hanging with T-shirt Fringe from Macra-Made

macrame project for beginners using old t-shirts in blue and red

A row of half-hitch knots borders the top and alternating square knots complete the body of this simple macrame project for beginners. Old t-shirts are cut into strips and added using a square knot for a colorful fringe. It’s a great way to use old t-shirts. Your husband will never miss them(wink, wink).

8. Spring Hoop Macrame Wreath from Zucchini Sisters

macrame wreath project  with plaid bow

True beginners macrame wreath project using simple knots. This project can be completed using 4mm macrame cord and a metal hoop frame. This wreath is truly universal by adding seasonal bows to give it life all year long.

9. Macrame Chandelier from Lemon Thistle

macrame chandelier hanging above a nightstand

A slightly more advanced project, but this 3-knot chandelier is the perfect addition to your living space. The tutorial found at Lemon Thistle will walk you through step by step how to create your own. So, if you are feeling a little more adventurous I would definitely give this one a try.

10. Macrame Wall Hanging for Beginners from My French Twist

This tutorial is perfect for the macrame beginner. It gives step-by-step instructions on how to create your own wall hanging. After mastering this project you will be well on your way to more advanced projects.

More Easy Macrame Projects for Beginners

11. How to Make Macrame Coasters from Macra-Made

coffee mug sitting on macrame coaster

A simple beginner’s project to create macrame coasters. This project can be created with 3mm macrame string using hitch knots, and that’s it. These coasters are great for personal use or to give as a custom gift to friends and family.

12. Macrame Leaf Feather Using a Dollar Tree Mop from Southern Crush at Home

macrame leaf hanging on a door knob

This fun craft is perfect for a beginner at macrame. Using a dollar tree mop head and beads you can create a beautiful one-of-a-kind design to add flare to your decor. This step-by-step tutorial will help you start your own macrame journey.

13. Macrame Fruit Hammock from Hearth and Vine

hammock to hold fruit with apples under upper kitchen cabinets

Fun and easy macrame project for beginners that can be a real space saver in the kitchen. This under the cabinet hammock can be created using 2 dowel rods, 4 cup hooks, and macrame twine. This project uses an overhand knot and will prove amazing for beginner macrame enthusiasts.

14. Dollar Tree Macrame Vase from The DIY Mommy

blue jar with macrame collar macrame project for beginners

A fun and easy craft to do for the macrame beginner. This macrame embellishment brought this simple Dollar Tree vase to the next level. All you need is a vase and butcher’s twine and you can create your own.

15. Macrame Sea Glass Necklace from Crafts by Amanda

macrame necklace with blue stone

This project is perfect for macrame beginners, and kids will love being able to create their own jewelry. All you need is some twine and a beautiful piece of sea glass and you can recreate this necklace. The best part is you can interchange the sea glass for a painted rock and really have a custom gift for friends.

These are all great projects for beginners! Which one will you try first?

Happy Knotting!