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DIY Hanging Macrame Owl

This DIY Hanging Macrame Owl Project is a simple DIY that will definitely add charm to your wall! This is a project kit from Home Made Luxe and each monthly project is like Pinterest in a box and contains all the materials you need to create DIY home decor projects like this one plus written and video instructions.  You can grab this DIY Hanging Macrame Owl Project Kit here.   

MATERIALS FOR DIY HANGING MACRAME OWL PROJECT

DIY HANGING MACRAME OWL VIDEO INSTRUCTIONS

DIY HANGING 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!
 


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