I'm so happy macrame is trending again. I can remember watching my Mom making the most beautiful things as a child. The way she could take bits of yarn and knot them together to form something amazing always fascinated me. Sadly I only know two basic knots. But that's all I needed to know to make these boho macrame Christmas trees
Beginner Macrame Project - Boho Christmas Trees
Aren't they cute? They're super easy to do and you can use up those scrap bits of yarn or wool you may have lying around. Besides the wool you'll need:
- A few straight-ish twigs or small branches from the garden
- Jewellery wire or other decorative bits
- A brush or comb
- Fishing line to hang
Cut the yarn into 7- 8 inch pieces. Take two strands and fold them both in half to form a loop. Place one of the loops under a twig.
Take the looped end of the other strand, and push the ends of the strand that’s under the twig, through the loop. Thread the ends of that strand through the loop that’s under the twig.
Pull tight and repeat, Easy right? If it doesn't make sense you can watch this video to see how it's done. When you've added enough knotted strands, seperate the threads by using a brush or a comb. The "almost done" tree will be a little bit floppy so you'll need to stiffen it up with some starch. We make our own using my Gran's recipe. Psst she made hers using vodka and cornstarch.
Once the boho Christmas trees are stiff, trim them into a triangle shape and decorate with small baubles or beads. I just made a little flower star from jewelry wire.
They take about 10 minutes so you can make a whole bunch. I think they would make lovely gifts or you can hang them on your Christmas tree.
I would love to know what you think. Where would you put them?