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Macrame hanging art with macrame tools in front of it on a table.



Macrame uses braids, knots, and a variety of materials to create unique homemade goods. Whether you’re using hemp, jute, yarn, beads, feathers, or a little bit of everything, macrame is a craft that is all up to you. Make something complicated or something sweet and simple. Here are four great home decor craft ideas to liven up your space or give as gifts.

Plant Holder

If you’re running out of space on your shelves for all your plant babies, it’s time to move up! A hanging plant holder is a great and cute solution to infuse a boho chic vibe in to your space. They are super simple to make by tying a few knots, or you can add sticks, beads, or whatever is lying around the craft table and still complete something cool in a half hour or less. You can also macrame some pot cozies so your shelf and floor plants match your hanging plants. Here are 16 easy plant holder patterns. Make one of each – it’s the perfect excuse to buy 16 more plants.

Wall Art

One of the popular uses of macrame is to make a large art piece that acts as a great conversation piece, as well. Buying one can get pretty expensive – making your own is way cooler. Take a look through Pinterest for a little design inspiration, and then get knotting! You can also do a macrame garland or flags for a special occasion.


Friendship bracelets are out, macrame is in. Use extra materials to make keychains for you and your friends, with various charms to spruce them up. They also make for fun zipper charms or luggage tags to put on your suitcase during travel. You can find easy kits on Etsy or just recreate their design ideas yourself.


Another fun macrame project is making a coaster set. It doesn’t require an extensive amount of materials and the time commitment is pretty low. Coasters are something small and add a nice touch to your coffee or side table. Also, they protect your furniture from evil drink rings.

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