Macrame is a beautiful form of weaving that time and time again seems to find its way back into the latest trends. Interestingly, it dates all the way back to 13th-century Arabia where it was originally started to secure loose ends of textiles like towels (You can read the fascinating history of macrame here). Some forms of macrame are a bit tricky (just look at the talented craftspeople on Etsy where you can buy instead of DIY), but there are also many techniques that are easy-peasy and can be completed in the blink of an eye. If you'd love to tackle this woven art form, but want to start with something a little simpler, look no further than these nine DIY macrame projects that are boho approved.
1. Magical Hanging Lanterns
2. Macrame Rope Light
Mandi from Vintage Revivals is always churning out new projects that look as if they've been transported from another era, and this eye-catching macrame rope light is no exception. Showcasing attention-grabbing features, she created this hanging light using rope, a lamp cord, a socket kit, and a small vessel.
3. Macrame Chandelier
4. A Pillow With a Macrame Touch
5. Simple Macrame Plant Hanger
6. Macrame Bouquet Wrap
Courtney from Always Rooney came up with a way to tie together a bouquet for a friend: a macrame wrap. Beginning with cotton piping, follow Courtney's instructions and you'll have a chic, thoughtful way to wrap up those gorgeous flowers you picked up at the farmer's market. This might be one of the sweetest DIY gifts for a pal we've ever seen.
7. Bohemian Macrame Wall Hanging
8. Macrame Market Bag
If you're like us and you enjoy imagining yourself shopping at a charming French market (when you're actually shopping at Costco), then this DIY is definitely for you. With this tutorial by Geneva from A Pair & A Spare, you'll use thick rope, a glue gun, and two bag handles to create your very own French-inspired macrame market bag. Très chic!