This macrame Christmas wreath ornament is SO PRETTY! Use macrame cord and a pipe cleaner to make this easy and festive DIY Christmas tree ornament.
This Christmas macrame project is perfect for beginners, and easy enough for kids to make. And you only need 1 simple knot — which we’ll show you below! Add a boho touch to your Christmas decor with this simple, but beautiful, macrame wreath.
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DIY Macrame Christmas Wreath
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Step 1: Find what you need
- Gather your supplies and materials.
Step 2: Cut the macrame cord and form the pipe cleaner circle
- Cut 20 to 25 pieces of 3mm macrame cord to be 5 inches long.
- Cut 1 more piece to be 12 inches long.
- Take a 12 inch white or neutral coloured pipe cleaner and bend it into a circle with about a 2 inch diameter.
- Wrap the pipe cleaner around itself so it stays in the circle shape.
Step 3: Add cord with a lark's head knot
- Fold a 5 inch cord in half and place the loop under the pipe cleaner circle.This is the start of the lark's head knot, a simple and beginner friendly macrame knot.
- Bring the cord ends up through the loop.
- Pull the cord ends tight, bringing them to the outside of the pipe cleaner circle.Make sure the cord pieces on the pipe cleaner are close together.
- Knot a second cord in the same way, directly next to the first. Again, pull the cord snug.
- Continue adding cords to the pipe cleaner with a lark's head knot, working your way around the circle.
Step 4: Add an ornament hanger
- When you have room for only one more cord, add the 12 inch cord to the pipe cleaner circle with a lark's head knot.
- Tie the 12 inch cord into a knot close to the end, creating an ornament hanger.
Step 5: Finish off the macrame wreath
- Keep the hanger out of the way and comb out the 5 inch cords.
- Cut the combed cords to a uniform length. Our frayed cords are about 1 inch long.Again, hold the hanger out of the way while you cut the rest of the cords.
- Comb out the wreath again and make any final adjustments.
- Your macrame Christmas wreath is complete!
- Use green macrame cord to create a traditional looking wreath.
- This macrame Christmas wreath is a great way to use up scrap pieces of cord!
What supplies did you use for the green wreath?
We made the green macrame wreath using the exact same method in the tutorial above. Except we used green macrame cord and a green pipe cleaner instead of the light colour. (And it gave it a completely different look!)
To decorate our green wreath, we added a 10mm wooden bead onto the ornament hanger and tied a knot above it to keep it in place. We also added small sparkly pom poms (6mm) to decorate our wreath using a glue gun to attach them.
What size macrame cord to make a macrame Christmas wreath?
We used a 3mm natural macrame cord to make our macrame wreaths. You could also use 2mm, or even a thicker cord, like 5 mm.
If you use a thinner cord you’ll need more 5 inch long strands to fill in the wreath, whereas if you use a thicker cord you’ll need fewer.
Where to buy macrame cord to make macrame ornaments?
Your local craft store should have a small selection of macrame cord to choose from. If they don’t have the specific cord you’re looking for, try looking on Amazon or Etsy.
You can also Google search “macrame cord (your city here)” and find local stores or websites based in your area that sell a larger selection of cord and accessories.
Can I make a macrame Christmas wreath without a pipe cleaner?
Or you can twist together a circle out of wire. If you use a wire ring or a metal ring, you may want to cover it with masking tape or another tape that matches your string. For example, use floral tape or green painter’s tape if you’re going to use green macrame cord.
What else can I make with macrame cord?
This macrame Christmas wreath is so festive and cute! These homemade ornaments, made with natural coloured macrame cord, look great as gift toppers or hanging on the tree. They also make a great handmade hostess gift for the holidays!
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