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How To Make A Simple Modern Macrame Wreath

Learn how to make your own simple modern wreath using macrame string and faux eucalyptus. This wreath is great for any season and can hang anywhere in your home.

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Close up of simple modern wreath

Fall is just around the corner and this is the time I always start thinking about what kind of wreath I want to hang on the door.

We have been slowly simplifying our home and I knew I wanted a wreath that could last through all seasons. I didn’t want to have to store it away along with 3 others for each different time of the year.

I pulled from my macrame supplies and took some faux eucalyptus from a pitcher I had it in and made my own simple modern wreath.

wooden hoop, faux eucalyptus, and macrame string

Supplies needed to make a simple modern wreath

macrame string attached to hoop with lark's head knot

Step 1: Cut one 15′ piece of 3mm macrame string. Attach it to your hoop using a lark’s head knot. You want one of the strings to be about 1′ long and the other to be 14′ long.

Learn how to make a lark’s head knot in my post on 4 Basic Macrame Knots.

tying macrame string around hoop for simple modern wreath

Step 2: Wrap 1/3 of the hoop in macrame string using half hitch knots with the 14′ piece. Loop the string over the hoop and bring it through the loop you made and pull tight.

You may have string left over, but it is better to be safe than sorry when making sure you have enough string.

half hitch knots to make the simple modern wreath

Make sure to pull them nice and tight.

macrame section complete for simple modern wreath

Step 3: Once you are done wrapping, make one half hitch knot with the short piece of string. Tie a regular knot as tight as you can and as close as you can get it to the hoop.

tying off macrame string using a bobby pin

Next, using a bobby pin, feed the string under the half hitch knot and cut off the excess so it doesn’t hang down in view.

using zip ties to add faux eucalyptus

Step 4: Add the eucalyptus stem using zip ties. I chose green in the hopes that they would blend in and not be as noticeable.

You could attach it using a glue gun, but this should only be done if you plan on hanging it in the house not on an exterior door. You don’t want the sun melting your glue and the eucalyptus to fall off. Yes…that may have happened to me on a previous project. LOL!

Step 5: Tie a knot in the long piece of macrame string as close to the hoop as you can. Cut it off so it won’t show.

completed simple modern wreath

Step 6: Tie a short piece of macrame string around the wreath to use as a hanger and you’re done!

close up of macrame section of the simple modern wreath
Close up of simple modern wreath
completed simple modern wreath
front view of the simple modern wreath

I love the simple modern look of this wreath and it only took 15 minutes to make!

The best part? It can be a fall wreath, a winter wreath, a spring wreath and a summer wreath! No more switching out wreaths for every season. No more storing decor for every season. That’s a win in my quest to simplify our home.

Do you decorate for every season? Are you looking for ways to cut back on all that decor you store away? This wreath will do that for you!

Don’t forget to get my list of 5 Must Have Tools to start doing macrame today!

Now go make you own!

Until next time,



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Friday 6th of September 2019

Love this wreath! I have a ton of leftover eucalyptus from the baby sprinkle for my daughter in law. I need to make something like this for our bedroom. We can't hang anything really heavy upstairs because of earthquakes.

Friday 6th of September 2019

Thank you!! This would be perfect, it is very lightweight!

Susie | Chelsea Project

Thursday 29th of August 2019

Such a simple wreath, but so very, very lovely. I love the threads on one side and greenery on the other. Looking forward to learning more and more!!

Saturday 31st of August 2019

This wreath is my favorite macrame project so far!!