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Macrame Owl DIY

This Macrame Owl is a simple DIY that will definitely add a vintage charm to your wall! What is Macramé? It is a form of textile produced using knotting techniques.

This "groovy" wall decor technique is making a resurgence in popularity and we are excited to offer it for this month's craft subscription box. If you aren't subscribed, click the link to learn more about our subscription boxesEven if you aren't a subscriber you can enjoy this adorable craft by picking up all the necessary supplies and following our step-by-step directions. Below are the complete instructions and instructional video to my this month's subscription box craft.

 

 

MACRAME OWL MATERIALS

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  • 6” Dowel
  • Macramé cord
  • 2 large wood beads
  • 1 small wood bead

HANGING MACRAME OWL VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS

DIY MACRAME OWL INSTRUCTIONS


  • Cut 8 cords  108 inches each & cut 2 cords  36” each; set one aside. Larkshead knot the 8 longer cords to one of the shorter cords, centering them as you go. Mentally number each cord from left to right, 1-16. Take one end of the short cord and make a 2” loop. Make another loop with the other end and place on top of other loop to create a wrapping knot, wrap the cord around going up and then pull through the bottom loop. Pull end on bottom to tighten. Trim ends and hang.
  • Tie a square knot with each group of 4 cords directly below the row of larkshead knots. (i.e tie cords 1-4, 5-8, 9-12, 13-16). Then, alternating cords, tie three square knots below the 4 square knots (Cords 3-14). Then tie 2 square knots below the 3 square knots (Cords 5-12). Lastly, tie one square knot centered below the two square knots (Cords 7-10).
  • Tie 7 double-half hitch knots along the diagonal of the square knots on both sides, working from the outside to the inside, at a 45° angle.
  • Slide the large wood beads onto the 4th cord from the outside on both the right & left sides (these are the eyes). Tie 7 double-half hitch knots on each side right below the beads, working from the outside to the inside. After the last knots on both sides, add smaller wood bead (this is the beak), threading the final cord on the left through the bead to the right and the final cord on the right through the bead to the left.

  • Tie 7 double-half hitch knots on each side, working from the outside to the inside. Moving down 1 inch, tie 7 double-half hitch knots on each side from the inside to the outside at a negative 20° angle. Down another inch, tie 7 double-half hitch knots on each side, from the outside to the inside a 45° angle. Tie 1 square knot centered below the middle double-half hitch knots (Cords 7-10).
  • Alternating cords, tie 2 square knots below the single square knot (Cords 5-12). Then tie 3 square knots below the 2 square knots (Cords 3-14). Lastly tie 4 square knots below the 3 square knots (Cords 1-16). Next double half-hitch cords 3-4 & 13-14 to the wood dowel.

  • Tie 3 square knots directly below dowel (Cords 3-14). Alternating cords, tie 2 square knots below the single square knot (Cords 5-12) then, tie 1 square knot below the middle double-half hitch knots (Cords 7-10).
  • Using the 36” cord set aside in step 1, gather all cords into a wrapping knot, 1/2-inch below the single square knot. Cut ends to desired length, adding an overhand knot to the end of each cord to finish, if so desired.
  • Watch the video for easier, more visual instructions!
 


1 comment

  • Hi I am just learning macrame and have started the owl, I’ve done ok up until the nose now I’m confused . I’ve threaded the bead for the nose how do I tie the nose off.
    Thanks Raewyn.

    Raewyn

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