Monday, 18 April 2016

7 Modern Takes on Macrame DIY

If you grew up in the 1970s and early 1980s, you will have probably been indundated with all manner of macrame items both store bought and handmade.  And while many of the macrame specimens from that era look outdated and a little kitsch, there are many fantastic modern takes on this age old creative art.  Here are seven of my favourite tutorials - enjoy!

image modern macrame diy tutorial wall hanging boho feathers homewares

1. Add some boho-inspired fun to your walls with a feather-adorned wall hanging.

image modern macrame tutorial diy necklace knot ombre dip-dyed

2. Macrame isn't just for the home, you can wear it with a modern take, such as this ombre dip-dyed necklace.

image modern macrame diy tutorial vase hanger paracord

3. Grew up with memories of hanging pot plants in macrame hangers? You'll love this mod-looking Josephine knot vase hanger.

image tutorial diy modern macrame tshirt refashion racerback




4. Add macrame to your wardrobe with this clever t-shirt refashion!

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5. One of my favourite uses for macrame - funky bracelets!

image macrame diy tutorial modern hammock outdoors

6. Got some free time this weekend?  Then try whipping up a comfortable macrame hammock so you can relax in style.

image macrame tutorial diy modern lightbulb hanging cover cord

7. Cover up unsightly lighting cords (such as this Ikea bulb and cord combo) with macrame knots!

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