Learn how to make your very own simple macrame hoop wall hanging with feathers. Follow the step-by-step tutorial to make your own!
New to the art of macrame? Learn to macrame with these 4 basic macrame knots.
Macrame wall hangings make great wall art! You can make them any size you need to fit your wall space.
Customize the colors to match your color scheme and make them with any pattern you want. The possibilities are endless.
I have wanted to make a macrame wall hanging project using a macrame hoop for a while. I wanted it to be beginner friendly and I only wanted to use basic knots to create it.
This wall hanging is made using only basic knots. The square knot, half-hitch knot, and double half-hitch knot.
Let’s make an easy macrame wall hanging using a hoop!
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Supplies needed to make a macrame hoop wall hanging with feathers:
- 11 – 10′ lengths of natural colored 3mm cotton macrame string
- 86 – 6″ lengths of mustard colored 3mm cotton macrame string
- Silver macrame ring
- Pet brush or comb
Macrame Feather Wall Hanging Tutorial
Step 1. Cut your macrame cord
Cut 11 lengths of macrame cord to 10 feet each. Once they are attached to the hoop they will make 22 strings that are 5 feet long.
You can also go ahead and cut the cords for your feather shapes. You’ll need 86 cords that are 6 inches long for this feather wall hanging diy . These cords are a great chance to use up your leftover cord from other projects.
I never throw away leftover cords just in case I’m able to use them for other macrame projects. I also keep any cords I trim off projects when they are long enough to keep.
Step 2. Attach cords to your hoop
Attach the 10′ long cords to your macrame hoop using a lark’s head knot. Once they’re all attached you will have 22 five foot long cords.
Step 3. Create a triangle pattern using square knots
The triangle is created using alternating square knots in the following pattern:
- Row 1 – skip 1 cord and tie 5 square knots across
- Row 2 – skip 3 cords and tie 4 square knots
- Row 3 – skip 5 cords and tie 3 square knots.
- Row 4 – skip 7 cords and tie 2 square knots.
- Row 5 – skip 9 cords and tie 1 square knot.
Each row sits just below the one above in an alternating pattern to create the triangle.
Step 4. Attach strings to the opposite side of the hoop
Pull all of the strings tight across the macrame ring and secure using double half hitch knots.
Now we’re ready to add some color to this simple hoop wall hanging.
I decided on mustard because yellow is my favorite color and mustard fits in perfectly with the color scheme in our living room, but you can use any color you want.
I made two different sizes of macrame feathers for my wall hanging. The size depends on how long your cords are and how long you leave them when you do your final trim.
Decide on the spacing of your feathers, choose which cords you’re going to put them on, and move the rest of them out of your way.
Cut your cords, if you haven’t already, and let’s make macrame feathers! Remember, you need 86 cords 6 inches long to make three feathers.
Step 5. Make the DIY feathers
Lay your hoop on a flat surface. This is the easiest way to add feathers to your wall hanging.
- Fold two 6″ strings in half
- Lay one under the string hanging from the wall hanging.
- Lay the other one on top of the string hanging from the wall hanging.
- Insert the ends of each into the loop end of the other and pull tight. This will create the spine of the feather.
- Continue adding until you have 16 sets.
- Slide them on the hanging cord until you have them positioned where you want your feather to hang.
- Tie a half hitch knot in your hanging cord to keep the feather in place.
- Comb the sides of the feather out with a pet brush then cut them into a feather shape using sharp scissors.
When cutting into a feather shape, you’ll want to have the longest cords at the top of the feather and then have the rest taper down to the shortest length.
- Make two large feathers using 16 strings and one small feather using 11 strings.
- Stagger them on their strings so that they fall at different lengths.
Step 6. Finish
To keep your macrame feathers from drooping you can add spray starch or fabric stiffener to them to help them hold their shape. It’s an easy process that I detail for you in my How to Straighten Macrame Fringe and Keep it That Way post.
Here it is! All done!
This wall hanging started out to be a wreath, but the feathers added too much weight and it turned on the nail when I hung it up. Epic fail for a wreath, so now it is a wall hanging.
I didn’t want it hanging straight up and down, but if you’re okay with that go for it and hang it on your door!
Sometimes you just have to adapt when projects don’t turn out as expected. LOL!
Do you like the mustard color or will you choose a different color for your feathers? Let me know in the comments below!
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I am having so much fun creating these simple macrame designs! In case you missed it, check out my Simple Modern Wreath. It’s perfect for any season and eliminates the need for storing away 3 other wreaths for each different time of the year.