We spotted our first autumn leaves last week and fall is in the air!
Certainly after making the fall macrame leaf bunting for my mantle, I was on a macrame roll.
So I started thinking, why not take the pumpkin wreath form from Dollar Tree and add macrame to it.
As I played around a bit, I remembered we had beads left over from Steph’s Modern Sunflower wreath.
And why not incorporate them into my DIY Fall Macrame wreath?
Personally, I think this pumpkin macrame wreath is so charming and fairly quick.
In fact it only took about 1 1/2 hours to make.
And I can’t wait to share it with you!
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For this project you will need these tools:
- cutting dykes
- glue gun
You will need these supplies:
- cotton macrame cord
- wood beads
- duct tape
- fall flowers
For a different look than mine, you can also use a chunky weight yard and of course the flowers are optional.
Macrame has made a resurgence in the last several years and is once again very popular.
Let me share a little secret with you…
I first learned how to macrame when I was 10 or 11 years old, way back during the macrame craze of the 70’s.
It’s fun to see it popular again!
Not only can you make beautiful pieces of decor for your home with macrame, but also some very useful pieces, like a plant hanger or even a seat for a chair.
Not to mention, you can begin creating beautiful pieces for your home with only learning a few knots.
Last week Steph shared how to make a square knot with the fun leaf garland.
And today for my DIY Fall Macrame wreath you will only need to learn one knot.
For this project you will learn the spiral stitch, or a half knot sinnet.
I know it sounds like a mouthful, but it’s really very easy to master.
First and foremost, you need to know how much cord to cut.
You don’t want to run short.
I believe it better to have too much cord, than to run short in the middle of your piece.
As a general rule, you want to measure the length you want the finished macrame piece to be and times it by 8.
For this Fall pumpkin macrame wreath, each rib on the wire form is worked individually.
Measure the length of the wreath form rib, mine is 14-15″.
Then I will take 15″ x 8 and cut my cord to roughly 120″.
I did find that by inserting beads that it used a little less cord.
However, I’d rather not run short and cut the pumpkin rib length to 120″.
Because each rib is worked individually, you can just cut one length of cord and see how it works out for you.
Note: The outer edge of the pumpkin wreath form will be much longer.
But once again you will measure the total length of the outer wire and times it by 8.
I also added a couple of feet to that measurement for wrapping the pumpkin stem.