I'm in full Christmas holiday decorating mode. And it just wouldn't be right if I didn't include some retro macrame projects in the mix.
Here is my first Macrame Christmas craft:
A macrame snowflake!
I used this free macrame pattern.
I modified it slightly of course.
In the spirit of using stuff around the house, I cut the top off a plastic cup to use instead of a brass ring. It's bigger to accommodate my bigger spool knitting cord.
Since I'm pretty rough on my macrame projects, I used duck tape to strengthen the plastic ring so that when I was pulling my knots the ring wouldn't break.
Here's step one. You use the Lark's Head knot.
The rest of the steps use the Square Knot.
I think it turned out kind of dream catcher-ish as well.
I hung it up above our stairs going down to the rec room.
Doesn't it look all retro and Christmas-ey? I love it!
I'm sharing my first macrame Christmas craft with:
The More The Merrier Monday - The DIY Home Sweet Home Project
Too Cute Tuesday - The Funky Polkadot Giraffe
Show Off Your Stuff - Fireflies and Jellybeans
Making It With Allie - What Allie's Making Now