Today, I am excited to share this gorgeous DIY Macrame Wall Hanging with you! This is a simple project with such a stunning result. Its fun that you can either hang it up on the wall or lay it flat on a table for a beautiful centerpiece.
This pattern is similar to the mini macrame wall hanging tutorial that I did a few months ago. I loved adding these wood beads that really elevate the look and make it look extra classy ;). I gave this as a birthday gift recently and the recipient said, “I love this! It looks like something you can buy at a trendy Malibu store!”
What Kind of Macrame Cord?
I did a whole post on various kinds of macrame cord and macrame rope where you can see them side by side and decide which one you’d like to use. This piece uses a cotton rope with a more twisted rope style.
Looking for some other macrame tutorials to try? These are great ones!
And of course my comprehensive macrame cord list.
DIY Macrame Wall Hanging Mandala
- 10 inch metal ring
- macrame cord - 65 yards
- optional: wood beads
- Standard scissors
- Sharp fabric scissors to trim fringe
- tapestry needle
- wire pet brush or fine comb
- Cut 80 strands of cord that are 24 inches long. Each unit needs 8 strands and you can make 10 total for this piece.
- Attach the strands to the metal ring with a larkshead knot.
- With the center 4 strands, create a square knot. Then create a square knot with the 4 strands to the right and the 4 strands to the left.
- Take the right 2 strands from the far left square knot and the left 2 strands of the center square knot and create a square knot. Create a square knot in the 4 strands to the right of this new square knot.
- Take the center 4 strands and create the last square knot.
- Now it's time for the double half hitch knot. The far right strand will now be the lead cord. Take the neighbor cord, tie it up and around the lead cord to create the first stitch. Create one more with the same neighbor strand to lock into place. Repeat down to the center right strand.
- Do the same thing with the left side.
- In order to take create the "v" shape, continue the half hitch knot with the lead cord from the right side.
- Repeat this process along the right and left side.
- If you would like to close out the shape like in the previous round go ahead and do that now or we can thread those 2 remaining lead cords into a wood bead with a tapestry needle. Tie it into space with a simple knot.
- Using whatever scissors you have on hand, create a rough cut about 1 inch long.
- Fray out the strands and brush them out with a wire pet brush or comb.
- Use your good scissors to cut the fringe so it has a nice clean cut.
- Complete this another 9 times and you are done!