Christmas is in full swing and we’re crafting up a storm! Decorate your Christmas tree with your own handmade DIY Macrame Ornament!
- 18 feet of White Linen Macrame Cord
- 1 x 3” Maple Wood Ring
- 2 x 16mm (8mm hole) Maple Wood Beads
1. Measure out your macrame.
2. Tie the end of your macrame to your ring using a tight double knot. The tighter the knot, the less likely your macrame will be to spin as you weave your knots around the ring. Make sure this knot is on the back side of your ornament (you can pick what side that is).
3. Hold the shorter end with your one hand, and find your long working end. With your finger on the short end and the knot, apply pressure to keep them from sliding or moving.
4. Taking your other hand, pull a small loop of cording from the back side of the ornament, through the middle of your ring. Bring that loop up to the front side of your ornament and lay it flat across the front. Your working end should still be on the back side of the ornament. Hold this loop with your thumb.
5. Make another small loop with your working end (on the back side of the ring) as closely to the ring as you can. Bend this back loop into the front loop, from behind.
6. Put a finger into the back loop and hold it there. You’ll close up this knot by pulling gently on the working end of your string. The front loop should close up around the base of your second loop, and you should be left with only one loop standing.
7. Using your working end, repeat the knot by bringing one loop through the middle of the ring and to the front. Making a small loop, push that new loop through your top loop.
8. Put your finger into this new loop, and pull on the working end and other strings until your knot is tight, and you are left with only one standing loop.
9. Repeat making loops front and back, and you will start to weave a braid on the outside of your ring. The key is making your loops switch from back to front, and tightening them up well in between.
10. Once you’ve gone the entire way around your ring, you will meet up with your initial knot. On your last loop, pull the loop to be extra long. This will form your hanger.
11. Tie off the long loop with a simple knot at the base. String on your two wood beads. You can tie off the top again if you’re concerned about children or pets getting a hold of your ornament, or you can leave it!
As always, we LOVE to see your creations! If you decide to make one of these ornaments (or your own spin on it!) then be sure to tag us on instagram using #createdwithcarasupply
Happy Christmas Crafting!
- the girls
*The products, materials, and supplies sold by Cara & Co. Silicone Craft Supply are intended for use by adults and should never be left unattended with a child.
***Small objects and beads can present choking hazards to young children. Never leave a child unattended with beads or other products. Always dispose of any damaged product. No product is completely indestructible, and fully formed teeth could potentially damage product if chewed aggressively, so responsible attentiveness is needed for any user or purchaser. Customers should always inspect and monitor their products, discontinuing use at the first sight of damage.
****Once our products have been sold and shipped to our customers, Cara & Co Silicone Craft Supply Inc., waives all responsibility and liability from the use of our products. Customers are responsible that their final products made from our supplies meet the appropriate safety requirements for their region. Our buyers understand that by purchasing our products or using suggestions from the above tutorial, the buyer assumes any and all responsibility and liability for the use of the products.
*****Cords, clasps and pacifier clips are not intended to be chewed on and may present choking hazards.
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