I love a good garland as much as the next blogger, so when I found myself needing to add some color to my studio, I immediately thought of something involving macrame. I didn’t have tons of white rope sitting around, so I grabbed some yarn from my weaving stash, and one hour later had a much more cheerful studio!
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The best thing about this project is how it adds a lot of color and interest without needing tons of time or materials, which makes it a perfect project for table backdrops at parties or a wedding.
–chunky yarn in similar thicknesses in a variety of colors
-washi tape or push pins
Step One: Cut one length of yarn for your base as long as you’d like. I cut mine to be about 8′ long. Then cut up lengths of yarn that are between 2′- 3′ long depending on how much fringe you want to hang down. You can always trim these up to be even later, but as you knot them together, they’ll get shorter. I spaced my yarn out every 2″ and then spread them out even more after I tied my knots. You may only need about 30-35 individual cuts of yarn to fit this size garland.
Step Two: I hung my base strand to the wall with push pins and then added my individual pieces by tying a single knot over the base.
Step Five: Then I started my second row of knots back where I started, but tied a knot with the first strand and the second strand. Then I continued to tie knots all the way across about 2″ below the last knot. Once I was done with my second row, I went back to the left side again. I left my first strand alone and knotted the second and third strands again and repeated the process all the way across.
I made a second garland with some sequin trim for a little extra glam. It was relatively easy to work with. Imagine a whole garland of gold sequin trim! –Rachel