Macrame is hitting main stream again and it is hot! I wanted to give it a go with a couple of super simple projects. My solution was DIY paracord macrame gift wrap. I came up with two different ways to incorporate beginning macrame knots into pretty packages that are perfect for a birthday or any other celebration.
Next I had to actually LEARN some basic knots. The best place I found was a website dedicated to learning macrame. I walked through a few of the basic tutorials until I built up enough confidence to tackle something picture worthy.
The DIY paracord macrame picture above uses alternating square knots. You can then tie those cords on the back of your package and trim the ends.
I also figured out a little trick. If you make the fleur de lis and pull on the loops you can make a pretty convincing five petal flower.
All in all I would advise that macrame takes time to learn! Don’t jump into one of these right before leaving for a birthday party. It took me a few hours just to master any of these techniques. But it is rewarding and just look what great DIY paracord macrame packages you can make with your new found skill!
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Angie blogs at The Country Chic Cottage where you can find creative crafts, vintage finds, home decor, and DIY all with a little farmhouse flair. Angie has been blogging for over 2 years and is married with three kids. Stop by her blog where you will find everything from small, quick crafts to major furniture and home makeovers.