How to Add Layers to Your Macrame Wall Hanging - A DIY Home Decor Project

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I’m so excited to have you join us for our DIY Macrame Project where we're diving into the art of making an absolutely gorgeous Layered Leaves Wall Hanging.

This one's for those who already have a bit of macrame know-how and are up for a slight challenge with a fancier design. Trust me, you won't want to miss a second of this tutorial – we're taking it all the way to the end.

In this project, we're going to be working with a bunch of different knots and techniques.

It's all about creating layers upon layers and adding texture like you wouldn't believe.

And guess what? We're not stopping until we've covered every detail.

By the time you finish, you'll have crafted something seriously beautiful that you can totally show off with pride.

Can't wait to see what you create!

What are Macrame Wall Hangings?

Alright, let's talk about macrame wall hangings – they're these incredible pieces of art that double as decor for your space. Imagine walking into a room and being greeted by these intricate, handcrafted masterpieces hanging on your walls.

They're made using this ancient technique where knots are woven together to form patterns and designs that can range from the simplest geometrics to the most elaborate, dreamy scenes.

You know those days when you want your space to feel cozy and inviting?

Well, macrame wall hangings are your decor BFFs for those moments.

They add this amazing texture and depth to your walls, instantly turning a plain surface into a statement.

Plus, they come in all sorts of styles – boho, minimalistic, even modern – so you can find the perfect match for your vibe.

But here's the coolest part – every macrame wall hanging is unique. They're handcrafted by talented artists who pour their creativity into each knot, making sure that no two pieces are exactly the same.

So, when you hang one up in your space, you're not just adding decor – you're adding a touch of craftsmanship and soul that's bound to spark conversations and admiration.

If you’re reading this and you’re not sure if you can make this, I can assure you that you indeed can. 

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Macrame Knots You Need to Know to Make the DIY Layered Leaves Wall Hanging 

Getting familiar with macrame knots is essential for mastering the art of Macrame. For this project, you will only need to know two knots:

The above knots are basic knots widely used in many macrame projects.

By learning popular knots like the lark's head knot, double half hitch knot, and gathering knot, you'll have a solid foundation for creating a wide range of macrame projects, including wall hangings.

  • Lark's Head Knot is a fundamental mounting knot for various projects. As a mounting knot, it provides a reliable and secure attachment point for your macrame design to a dowel, ring, or other supporting structure. This knot lets you easily hang cords onto your macrame creation, providing a stable foundation for further knotting and design elements.
  • Double Half Hitch Knot is fundamental and highly versatile in macrame. It is the building block for many intricate knot patterns, making it an essential technique for creating beautiful macrame designs.
  • Reverse Lark's Head Plus Half Hitch knot is a variation of the Lark's Head mounting knot. Its primary function is to occupy more space on your mounting object compared to a regular Lark's Head or Reverse Lark's Head knot. This variation allows for a fuller and more substantial appearance when applied in your macrame projects.

If you need help making the knots above, click on the names above to practice and familiarize yourself with the knots before starting this pattern.

Practice and repetition will help you become more confident in executing these knots, allowing you to explore more intricate patterns and designs.

I have compiled a FREE EBOOK guide, "50 Macrame Knots & Sennit Guide," that goes over step by step with pictures on how to make 50 different knots and sennits.

  Bochiknot macrame knot ebook

This guide will assist you in learning the knots and provide insights into creating unique knot sequences and pattern designs.


Benefits of Macrame Layered Leave Pattern Wall Hanging

Macrame decor, and wall hangings specifically have become more popular in recent years for their versatility and stylish appeal.

If you're considering making your own macrame wall hangings, here are some of the  benefits and uses of for them:

  • Eco-friendly: Made from natural materials, reducing single-use plastic waste.
  • Versatile: With all the cord and color options available these are a great way to decorate within any color scheme. 
  • Lightweight and Portable: Easy to move between rooms as you redecorate and easy to store when not in use.
  • Stylish and Trendy: Adds a bohemian and chic touch to any room, adding warmth and charm to your living space. 
  • Durable: With quality materials, they can last a long time without deteriorating.
  • DIY Potential: Can be made at home by anyone with basic macrame skills and materials.
  • Unique Gift Idea: Thoughtful and eco-friendly presents for various occasions.
  • Creative outlet: Macrame is a soothing and beautiful outlet which are not only calming but also promotes mindfulness and a sense of accomplishment. 

DIY Layered Leaves Macrame Wall Hanging Cord & Materials 

You'll need a few essential materials and supplies when creating this macrame keychain wristlet pattern.

For this pattern, you will need 4mm single-strand Cotton Cord and a 12’’ wooden dowel stick. 

Choosing the cord

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The most crucial material is the cord. Macrame cords can be made from various materials such as cotton, jute, or nylon, each offering a different texture and appearance. 

Choosing a cord that is soft, sturdy, and suitable for your desired wall hanging design is essential, ensuring durability and functionality.

I have used a 4mm%20Macrame%20Cord" target="_blank">4mm single-strand cotton cord in Natural from our Foundation cord line for this pattern.

  • Our Foundation cord line is made from 100% organic natural cotton. 
  • The cords are unbleached and are a beautiful natural off-white color.
  • The Foundation cord is the ultimate cord for all skill levels due to its super soft texture and sturdy twist, capable of sustaining multiple re-knots.

Other supplies

Other than a wooden dowel stick to attach the cords onto, other supplies are not needed.

Essential tools

You will also need some essential tools:

DIY Layered Leaves Macrame Wall Hanging Details

Skill Level: 

  • Intermediate

  • Completed Size:

  • 12” wide and 18” in length

  • Materials Needed (for 1 unit):

    Cord Lengths Needed:

    • 6 x 250 cm (98”) 
    • 24 x 110 cm (43”)
    • 6 x 200 cm (79”)
    • 2 x 170 cm (67”)
    • 8 x 80 cm (32”) 

    ** Note: The cord lengths suggested here are based on the pattern using a 4mm single-strand Cotton Cord from our Foundation Cord line.

    Should you use a different size cord or cord from a different brand, actual cord lengths may differ slightly and therefore should be adjusted accordingly.

    Completion time:

    • This project should take approximately 1.5  to 2 hours from start to finish. Depending on your skill level, the actual time can vary.

    Important Macrame Terms

    Here are some helpful macrame terms you should know when following this pattern:

    1. Knots: Macrame involves various types of knots, such as the square knot, double half hitch knot, and the Lark's Head Knot. Understanding these basic knot patterns creates the foundation of macrame. Refer to the "Macrame Knots You Will Need To Know" section for the knots used in this pattern.
    2. Cords: Cords are the primary material used in macrame. They are made of different materials like cotton, jute, nylon, or synthetic fibers. Macrame cords come in various thicknesses and colors.
    3. Fringe: Fringe refers to the loose ends of cords that hang down, adding a decorative element to beginner projects. The fringe can be left as is or trimmed to a desired length. To learn more about fringing and techniques for perfect fringe, check out my blog post: The Ultimate Guide to Perfect Fringe.
    4. Anchor cord: This refers to the fixed cord or structure to which other cords are attached or knotted, providing stability and support to the design.
    5. Working cord: This is the piece of cord that is actively used to create knots and patterns, manipulated and moved throughout the project to form the desired design.

    Layered Leaves Macrame Wall Hanging Step-by-Step Pattern Instructions  

    Step 1: 

    • Attach 3 x 250 cm cords onto the dowel with 3 x Lark's Head knots.

    Step 2: 

    • Make a Diamond pattern with 2 diagonal Double Half Hitch ("DHH") knots in the middle.

    Step 3: 

    • Make 3 more Diamond patterns below.

    Step 4: 

    • Repeat the same pattern on the right-side mirroring the left-side. 

    Step 5: 

    • Make 2 rows of DHH knots top-down on both sides.

    Step 6: 

    • Take both panels to the middle and with the middle 4 cords, make a mini Diamond.

    Step 7: 

    • Take the third cord from the left as an anchor cord and make 3 DHH knots to the right. 
    • Repeat the same on the right-side mirroring the left-side. 

    Step 8:

    • Finish off with one more DHH knot in the centre.

    Step 9: 

    • Every Leaf pattern will use 2 x 110 cm cords to make. 
    • To begin, make a Reverse Lark's Head knot onto a loop. 
    • Then make a DHH knot to the left.

    Step 10:

    • Attach the second cord onto the top left cord with a Reverse Lark's Head Plus Half Hitch ("RLHPHH") knot.

    Step 11: 

    • With the second cord from the right, make 2 DHH knots to the left, and then 2 DHH knots back to the right. 
    • Make a row of 3 DHH knots from left to right underneath.

    Step 12: 

    • Repeat the Leaf patterns 3 more times above in each of the 3 loops. 
    • Then make 1 more in the bottom left middle gap.

    Step 13: 

    • Repeat the Leaf patterns on the right-side of the panel.

    Step 14: 

    • Make a mini Diamond in the middle

    Step 15: 

    • Make a Leaf Pattern onto the loops above the mini Diamond on both sides. 
    • Pull the anchor cords through the same loop once done. 

    Step 16: 

    • Bring the tucked-in anchor cords at the back to the front and use them to make a row of 2 DHH knots on both sides.

    Step 17: 

    • Make another row of DHH knots towards the middle on both sides.

    Step 18: 

    • Take the second cord from both sides as anchor cords and make 1 DHH knot towards the middle. 
    • Finish off with one more DHH knot in the middle underneath.

    Step 19: 

    • Flip the front panel to the top and attach 2 x 200 cm cords to the middle of the dowel with Lark's Head knots. Make a mini Diamond pattern. 

    Step 20: 

    • Attach a 170 cm cord onto the top right cord with a RLHPHH knot. 
    • Then finish the mini Diamond on the right-side. 

    Step 21: 

    • Repeat the same pattern on the left-side mirroring the pattern on the right.

    Step 22: 

    • Attach 3 more consecutive mini Diamonds on both sides.

    Step 23: 

    • Attach 2 x 200 cm cords on the right-side and make 5 consecutive mini Diamonds towards the middle. 
    • Repeat the same on the left-side.

    Step 24: 

    • Connect the left and right panels with the middle panels with a mini Diamond on both sides.

    Step 25:

    • Attach an 80 cm cord to each of the middle loops.

    Step 26: 

    • Trim the fringe.

    How to Create a Layered Macrame Wall Hanging  | VIDEO TUTORIAL

    Wrapping Up How to DIY a Layered Leaves Wall Hanging

    And that’s all folks! Well done! 

    As we wrap up this trendy macrame project – the macrame leave wall hanging pattern tutorial – we really hope you've had a blast creating it, just as much as we've loved sharing it with you!

    Let me tell you, the world of Macrame is like a never-ending adventure. We're all about you diving in, trying out new things, and playing around with diverse patterns and designs.

    See, Macrame isn't just about the final piece; it's about the journey of getting there. Whether you're a seasoned knot magician or brand new to this whole thing, every single twist and knot you put into your creation adds a bit of your style to the mix.

    So, go ahead, and let your creativity loose. Don't be shy about throwing in your favorite colors, beads, or those charms that catch your eye when crafting your next chic macrame masterpiece.

    Remember, the key is to have fun, chill out, and relish in the process of creating something special from scratch.

    Our wish is that this tutorial has ignited a spark in you to keep exploring the world of macrame and delve into other thrilling projects.

    Oh, and don't forget, sharing is caring! Show off your stunning creations with us and the macrame community. We're seriously itching to see the fantastic things you come up with!

    Happy knotting! 

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