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Classic Macramé Plant Hanger with Wooden Beads

The traditional macramé plant holder is a classic for a reason. This simple design is an iconic macrame product that is the easiest thing to refer to when you want to explain to someone what macrame is. It is actually where my hobby for crafting macrame began as I needed somewhere to hang my indoor plants.

The design uses basic macramé knots so if you haven’t tired macramé before, this is a great project for a beginner learning macrame for the first time.

DIY Kits and PDF written patterns

If you would like the full step by step PDF pattern for this design, this is available to purchase and download instantly online.

You can order a DIY kit which contains all the materials needed to make this plant hanger with a full written pattern from my Etsy shop.

Knots used:

  • Wrapping Knot
  • Square knot
  • Half Square Knot

If you want to practice more of these basic knots take a look at my quick beginners projects playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/c/craftedbyceri

Materials:

  • 1 wooden ring – 3.5cm/1.4inches wide
  • 1 x 10cm/4 inch diameter glass bowl
  • 5mm twisted cotton cord 9.3m in total
    • Measurements:
    • 2 x 150cm / 59 inches for the inner cord
    • 2 x 235cm / 92.5 inches for the outer cord
    • 2 x 80cm / 31.5inches for the wrapping knots

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Pattern?

You can use a different plant pot by tailoring the adjustments to the size of your pot. If you decide to make one, please share a picture and your comments with me here or on my social media:

Full step by step video tutorial:

Please show your support for me as a maker by subscribing to my Youtube channel and leave me feedback in the comments letting me know what you think. I would love to hear from you. You can also share pictures of the creations which you have made inspired by my tutorials by sharing them with me on any of my social media platforms.

Want it made for you?

If your looking to buy instead of DIY, I will make you one.

Your Guide to Macrame Fringe and Tassel Work

Do you want to learn how to make the perfect fluffy fringe or tassel? Join me in this class to learn the basics of how to make a textured macrame fringes and tassels you can add to any macrame project.

This class, “A Guide to Macrame Fringe and Tassel Work“, is one of a range of macrame classes you can access on Creative Fabrica’s library of Craft Courses. Creative Fabrica provide online resources for all kinds of arts and craft hobbies, you can sign up here: Creative Fabrica.

Types of fringe

There are different types of textures you can create with different techniques of making a fringe. In this class, I will teach you how to make 3 different types:

  1. Twisted cord fringe
  2. Crinkly unravelled cord fringe
  3. Brushed out smooth fringe

Materials

The cord used is 100% cotton cord, this can be 3ply twisted cord or braided cord. If you are only intending on making the third type of fringe which is brushed out, a single ply cotton cord will save you a lot of time!

How do I make a tassel?

To make the best tassel, a fluffy brushed out cotton look appears the best when it is plump and full. This means using thick cotton (I used 9mm single twist cord for this one) or to use multiple measured cords to pad out the thickness of your tassel.

I will show you how to make a tassel using a very small wrapping knot in this class. You are welcome to add as many tassels as you wish to your own projects, the more the merrier.

I would love to know how you get on and if you have any questions. Please fire away either in the comments below or on my Creative Fabrica Page. You can share your creations with me and let me know what else you need help with so I can bring helpful content to you!

Thanks! Ceri x

Bow Holder Organiser Tutorial

Today I am sharing a tutorial on a macrame storage solution that I have been making for a few years now, ever since I decided there had to be a better way of organising my daughters hair accessories that clogged up the drawers. Organising all those hair bow accessories brings all kinds of OCD calm with a bit of colour coding and matching pairs.

This tutorial can be adapted to any ring work but is demonstrated on laser cut wooden templates with two circle rings.

I would love to see what you make so please remember to share with me using the comments feature below, on YouTube and on my Social media pages.

Materials:

  • 1 x 15cm wide wooden laser cut template (OR 2 metal craft rings; 15cm and 10cm diameter)
  • 22meters of 3mm cotton cord (944inches)
    • 11 x 200cm cords (62.9inches)

Would you like a wall hanging made for you?

Customise a design that suits your style, colour, size and budget by discussing a bespoke order with me.

Custom Macrame made in Hertfordshire

Mini Macrame Wall Hanging Pattern

Let me take you through this step by step pattern on how to make a mini macrame wall hanging.

Making your own macrame wall hanging can sometimes be an intimidating project to start due to the size and amount of material required. Despite the complexity of some wall hangings, these projects give you the opportunity to play around with combinations of knots you know to create different patterns, depth and texture.

This mini wall hanging is a great place to start for beginners who want to try a wall hanging for the first time. Then you can build up towards larger wall hangings where you can have so much creative play!!!

Materials:

  • 1 x wooden dowel (Aprox. 15cm)
  • 24meters of 3mm cotton cord (944inches)
    • 15 x 160cm cords (62.9inches)
    • use an off cut from the trimmed tassel to make a small handle

Would you like a wall hanging made for you?

Customise a design that suits your style, colour, size and budget by discussing a bespoke order with me.

Custom Macrame made in Hertfordshire

Activities Week Macrame at School

Activities week is an enriching time for the students at Belmont Mill Hill Prep School London full of lots of exciting activities that I have been a part of now for a few years.

Macrame this year we have been making mini air plant hangers and every one of my students has been given the responsibility of looking after their own living air plant! YES students! They are not artificial and need your TLC.

Take a look at some of their amazing creations and there are a few reminders on air plant basics for my students incase they need a care reminder.

Teaching Macrame

Macrame is a mindful craft on a carousel of Future Skills Classes taught at Belmont to children in Year 3 to Year 8. I have been teaching these enthusiastic children there for over 3 years now in person and even through lockdown on google classrooms. The beauty of this class is how therapeutic the children find this craft which can often inspire young creators to pick up the craft as a hobby in their own free time.

Macrame classes are focused on learning basic macrame knots and then the students using these to create their own inspired art. Autonomy is given to the children to freestyle their own designs and adapt creations as well as helping to inspire me to try new experiments.

So many beautiful air plant hangers were made today by these creative young students, including complimentary day and night plant hangers for their new air plant babies.

Thank you as always students for giving me all of your genuine enthusiasm for Macrame!

Air Plant Care Basics:

A gentle reminder for students about how to care for your little babies that you took home to live in your new air plant hanger creations you made!

  • These plants do not need soil
  • Water them about once a week
    • let them soak for about 10mins in a bowl of water and then take them out
    • mimic how they would get drenched and then dry out in the wild!
  • They can go a period of time without water but will die hard if they’re in water too long!
  • You can mist them with a water sprayer instead and/or in-between watering too for increased humidity around them
  • They still need sunlight
    • But avoid a direct sunlight all day long window otherwise they will burn out quickly!
  • Be gentle with their leaves

Got any questions? –

Drop me a comment or send me a message directly here.

Or you can find out more about Macrame Classes taught by Crafted by Ceri if you require information about macrame class events, privates and corporate workshops.

3 Super Easy DIY Bookmark Patterns for Macrame Beginners

Easy beginners macrame projects start with basic knots. Basic knots which are absolutely essential and classic knots being used by the most advanced macrame artists. If you can play around with the basic knots, you will be knotting these with your eyes closed or more realistically whilst chilling watching Netflix!

That ability to be able to immerse your mind into a focussed activity like crafting is so healthy for your mind! It releases happy hormones (dopamine) in your brain which helps reduce stress and makes you feel happy when you get that sense of accomplishment! So if you need a bit of mindful crafting, or someone else you know needs it, give this one a try.

These 3 patterns are all based on the classic macrame knot called a Square Knot. Start with design one if you have not done any macrame before and then move your way along the other patterns for increased complexity and to challenge yourself a little more. Make it fun and play with different colours or materials too.

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What you will need for this tutorial:

All the materials can also be purchased as a DIY Kit from my online Etsy Store which helps to support me as a content creator sharing new patterns and macrame designs for crafters like you. Or dip into your craft supplies to find the following:

Materials:

  • 4 x 1m cotton 3mm cord (39 inches)
    • You can mix up the colours in this pattern, I used one inner cord in white and 3 in colour.
    • Make it with one solid colour or make your own combination of colours

Knots used:

  • Square Knot
  • Alternating Square Knot

DIY Kits and PDF written patterns

If you would like the full step by step PDF pattern for this design, this is available to purchase and download instantly online, from my Etsy Store.

DIY kits can be purchased and gift wrapped if you would like to share them with other crafters who might wish to pick up macrame as a new hobby.

Full step by step video tutorial:

Please show your support for me as a maker by subscribing to my Youtube channel and leave me feedback in the comments letting me know what you think. I would love to hear from you. You can also share pictures of the creations which you have made inspired by my tutorials by sharing them with me on any of my social media platforms.

Get creative, try it and share it with me, a picture or video here or on my social media:

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Double Macrame Shelf Pattern – 2 tier

Why not save on space and make a double hanging shelf plant holder? I just can’t get enough of these gorgeous real wood log slices so I put two together and make this 2 tier macrame hanging shelf. They have been a great hit for those looking for rustic boho decor additions to their home, a great touch to a living room or bedroom.

Now I am bringing you the tutorial on how to make these bad boys. If you haven’t done many macrame projects before, don’t worry, the tutorial will take you through every knot you need to know how to make this. Although it is larger than most other basic macrame patterns for beginners, it doesn’t include any difficult advance knots so it is easy to make this simple pattern.

Along with the last macrame shelf design that I posted, this also suspends from the ceiling. They’re easy to hang but if you are not sure and want me to show different ways to hang them and how to securely attach them so they can bear weight of multiple plant pots drop me a comment here or on my Youtube Channel and I can make a short video on this.

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What you will need for this tutorial:

All the materials that you need can be found listed below, these can also be purchased as a DIY Kit from my online Etsy Store which helps to support me as a content creator putting out new patterns and macrame designs for crafters like you.

DIY Kits and PDF written patterns

If you would like the full step by step PDF pattern for this design, this is available to purchase and download instantly online, from my Etsy Store.

DIY kits can be purchased and gift wrapped if you would like to share them with other crafters who might wish to pick up macrame as a new hobby.

Knots used:

  • Wrapping Knot
  • Half Hitch Knot
  • Half Square Knot

Materials:

  • 18m 3mm cotton rope (twisted) – DIY kit contains approx 20m
    • cut 1 x 1m – wrapping knot
    • cut 4 x 4m – working cords
    • cut 1 x 2m – spiral knot
  • 1 x wooden ring (32cm oval shape used here)
  • 1 x wooden log slice (4 holes to be drilled, aproxx 5-8mm thick)

Want a PDF

Pattern?

Try it yourself and be inspired to make something using this technique. If you decide to make one, please share a picture and your comments with me here or on my social media:

Full step by step video tutorial:

Please show your support for me as a maker by subscribing to my Youtube channel and leave me feedback in the comments letting me know what you think. I would love to hear from you. You can also share pictures of the creations which you have made inspired by my tutorials by sharing them with me on any of my social media platforms.

Want it made for you?

If your looking to buy instead of DIY, I will make you one for you.

Easy DIY Macrame Hanging Shelf Tutorial

Bring a touch a nature indoors with the beautiful warmth of real wood by making yourself a real wood slice hanging shelf. Ever since I started making these, I have been in love with them! The natural beauty of a real wood log slice holding some lush green indoor plants in the corner of your living room is the perfect boho home decor addition.

I will be taking you through a series of different types of macrame hanging shelves as they are wonderful as a space saving idea in your home and there are many different ways to hang them. This one suspends from the ceiling but don’t worry if you are someone who can’t get your head around how to get hooks in your ceiling or are worried about how to hang it. There are other ways to make macrame shelves that can simple hang from nails on a wall or even those (really) strong wall hook stick ons.

Please sign up to craftedbyceri.com’s mailing list by opting your email in below but also subscribe to my Youtube Channel to keep up to date with when these new tutorials will be released.

What you will need for this tutorial:

All the materials that you need can be found listed below, these can also be purchased as a DIY Kit from my online Etsy Store which helps to support me as a content creator putting out new patterns and macrame designs for crafters like you.

DIY Kits and PDF written patterns

If you would like the full step by step PDF pattern for this design, this is available to purchase and download instantly online, from my Etsy Store.

DIY kits can be purchased and gift wrapped if you would like to share them with other crafters who might wish to pick up macrame as a new hobby.

Knots used:

  • Wrapping Knot
  • Half Hitch Knot
  • Half Square Knot

Materials:

  • 18m 3mm cotton rope (twisted) – DIY kit contains approx 20m
    • cut 1 x 1m – wrapping knot
    • cut 4 x 4m – working cords
    • cut 1 x 2m – spiral knot
  • 1 x wooden ring (32cm oval shape used here)
  • 1 x wooden log slice (4 holes to be drilled, aproxx 5-8mm thick)

Want a PDF

Pattern?

Try it yourself and be inspired to make something using this technique. If you decide to make one, please share a picture and your comments with me here or on my social media:

Full step by step video tutorial:

Please show your support for me as a maker by subscribing to my Youtube channel and leave me feedback in the comments letting me know what you think. I would love to hear from you. You can also share pictures of the creations which you have made inspired by my tutorials by sharing them with me on any of my social media platforms.

Want it made for you?

If your looking to buy instead of DIY, I will make you one for you.

Macrame Heart Shaped Keychain using Crown Knots

This cute little macrame heart shaped keychain was born out of an idea inspired by the Year 4 students I teach in Mill Hill, London. In the new year I was showing my class some of my new creations that I made over the Christmas holidays (honestly the best time I’m ever having with macrame when I CREATE!) and it was a little Candy Cane decoration that caught their eye. Whilst showcasing two in my hand at one time, a student said that putting them together makes them look a little bit like a heart.

Funnily enough, that is exactly what I did. I reworked my candy cane design until it turned into the little heart shaped keychain which just felt very seasonal to share with you this time of year around valentines day.

First time making a crown knot?

You will learn how to make a crown knot but if you have not made one before them please check out this straight crown knot keychain which you could give a go first: Chunky Crown Knot keychain Tutorial.

What you will need for this tutorial:

All the materials that you need can be found listed below, these can also be purchased from my online Etsy Store which helps to support me as a content creator putting out new patterns and macrame designs for crafters like you.

DIY Kits and PDF written patterns

If you would like the full step by step PDF pattern for this design, this is available to purchase and download instantly online, from my Etsy Store.

DIY kits can be purchased and gift wrapped if you would like to share them with other crafters who might wish to pick up macrame as a new hobby.

Knots used:

  • Crown Knot
  • Wrapping Knot

Materials:

  • 1 keyring
  • 2mm thick Craft wire (25cm)
  • 3mm Red Cotton cord (12m)
    • 8 x 140cm the main heart cords
    • 1 x 80cm / 31.5inches for the wrapping knot

Want a PDF

Pattern?

Try it yourself and be inspired to make something using this technique. If you decide to make one, please share a picture and your comments with me here or on my social media:

Full step by step video tutorial:

Please show your support for me as a maker by subscribing to my Youtube channel and leave me feedback in the comments letting me know what you think. I would love to hear from you. You can also share pictures of the creations which you have made inspired by my tutorials by sharing them with me on any of my social media platforms.

Want it made for you?

If your looking to buy instead of DIY, I will make you one.

Two Arm Macramé Plant Hanger – Air Plant Holder Pattern 4

This Macramé Air Plant Hanger is a little different than your traditional macramé plant holder. Rather than coming down with three arms like a tripod with a basket underneath to support your plant pot, this design has only two arms.

The design uses basic macramé knots so if you haven’t tired macramé before, this is a great project for you to try. I really wanted a lot of variety in my collection of glass bowl air plant hangers and played about with this hanger for a while until I managed to get it secure enough with just two arms.

DIY Kits and PDF written patterns

If you would like the full step by step PDF pattern for this design, this is available to purchase and download instantly online.

This Pattern for an Air Plant holder work best with a glass bowls so that you can make use of all the light that comes in through the design. If you are interested in purchasing one like the one I use for this pattern, you can find this in my shop as well as a DIY kit with a full written PDF pattern, rope, wooden ring and glass bowl.

Want a PDF

Pattern?

Knots used:

  • Wrapping Knot
  • Square knot
  • Hitched Larks Head Knot

If you want to practice more of these basic knots take a look at my quick beginners projects playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/c/craftedbyceri

Materials:

  • 1 wooden ring – 3.5cm/1.4inches wide
  • 1 x 10cm/4 inch diameter glass bowl
  • 5mm twisted cotton cord 9.3m in total
    • Measurements:
    • 2 x 150cm / 59 inches for the inner cord
    • 2 x 235cm / 92.5 inches for the outer cord
    • 2 x 80cm / 31.5inches for the wrapping knots

You can use a different plant pot by tailoring the adjustments to the size of your pot. If you decide to make one, please share a picture and your comments with me here or on my social media:

Make one now

Get a DIY Kit with everything you need in it for this design

Full step by step video tutorial:

Please show your support for me as a maker by subscribing to my Youtube channel and leave me feedback in the comments letting me know what you think. I would love to hear from you. You can also share pictures of the creations which you have made inspired by my tutorials by sharing them with me on any of my social media platforms.

Want it made for you?

If your looking to buy instead of DIY, I will make you one.