Welcome to another tutorial on how to macrame. The purpose of this lesson is to help you learn how to make a macrame mirror wall hanging so that you can go create the same one, or use this project to inspire you to make one of your own.
In this post, I will go over the supplies you will need, the specific knots to use, and the steps required. This macrame project is designed for all skill levels. Whether you are brand new to macrame and have never created one in your life, or you are experienced in making knots to form textiles, this project is catered to anyone and everyone interested in learning how to make a macrame mirror wall hanging.
There are 30 simple steps you will have to follow. If for whatever reason you are lost or confused with a particular type of knot or section, you can always resort to the video tutorial I’ve shared at the bottom of the post. The video tutorial will give you an over-the-should look at how I put together the macrame mirror wall hanging.
Let’s have some fun and get started!
You will want to begin by gathering all of the materials and supplies for this project. You will also want to create a spacious work area for yourself, with enough room to layout or hang up the project and have all of your materials close by. Ideally, you would want to be working in a comfortable and relaxing environment. This will help eliminate any distractions and help you move effortlessly through the project.
You will need the following macrame supplies:
- A spool of cotton cord. I like to use 3mm Single Strand Cotton Cord.
- 14″ inch metal ring
- 14″ inch mirror
I used the above materials for this project. If you don’t have the exact size and type of cord, ring or mirror that I used or if you prefer making something smaller or larger, by all means, go ahead. You will have to adjust the cord lengths accordingly.
Once you have gotten all of your supplies, we will want to get familiarized with a few basic knots. I would highly recommend practicing these knots a few times over, so that you understand the basic knots and how to tie them. This will help lay the foundation for potential future macrame projects, and make tying the knots for this project more seamless.
The 4 Knots You Will Be Using For This Project Are:
Knot 1: Lark’s Head & Reverse Lark’s Head Knot
Knot 2: Half Hitch & Double Half Hitch Knot
Knot 3: Overhand Knot
Knot 4: Square knot
If you’re unfamiliar with how to tie these knots, you can download our FREE 50 Knots & Sennits Ebook or check out our 50 knots and Sennits YouTube video. Give these knots a few practices runs first before jumping into the project.
If you’re ready, let’s begin with step number #1!
Steps 1: We will start off by attaching the 2 x 1500 cm cords to the ring by tying a Reverse Lark’s Head Knot.
Step 2: Next, we will use the vertical cords as working cords, and the far-right cord as anchor cord to make a row of Double Half Hitch knots down to the left.
Step 3: Once you have completed the row of Double Half Hitch knots going from right to left, you will now use the same anchor cord and pull it over to the right and make a row of Double Half Hitch knots, but this time we’re going to start from the left working cord and move to the right working cord.
Step 4: We will now take the anchor cord back to the left and repeat the “U” pattern again two more times. By the end of this pattern, you should have three “U” shaped patterns if you look at it from a horizontal side. Your pattern should look something like the picture below.
Step 5: Once you have completed your three “U” shaped patterns, we’re going to attach the end of the cords on to the metal ring. We are going to do this by folding the pattern we’ve just created towards the ring to make a rainbow-like pattern.
Step 6: Once you have folded the pattern over and made the rainbow-like shape, you will now want to start with the right cord and attach it onto the ring using a Double Half Hitch knot. Repeat with the remaining left three cords, one at a time, attaching them onto the ring using a Double Half Hitch knot.
Step 7-10: Once you have completed your first wave pattern on the outside of the ring, you will now make the same rainbow-like pattern on the inside of the ring. To begin the pattern on the inside of the ring, you will start off with the bottom left cord and use it as the anchor cord to form a row of Double Half Hitch Knots to the right. You are going to make the three “U’s” again, but this time we’re going to head from left to right, right to left, and then repeat this pattern until we have three “U’s”.
Step 11: Once you have completed this pattern, we are going to do the same thing as step 5 and attach the cord ends onto the ring. We are going to start off with the left cord, the inner cord, and make a row of Double Half Hitch knots again until all the cords are attached to the metal ring.
Step 12: Repeat step 6 and form another rainbow-like wave pattern on the outside of the ring. You will want to start off with the right cord as the anchor cord, moving from right to left, to make another row of Double Half Hitch knots. Then you’ll make the three little “U”s again and attach the ends back onto the ring. You will continue on creating this rainbow-like wave pattern back inside then outside and all around the ring until you reach a total of 21 wave patterns.
Step 13: We are now going to attach the mirror onto the back of the ring, but before we do that, we are going to turn the ring upside down. Taking the two long cord ends from the end of the wave pattern, attach them to the opposite end of the ring using Double Half Hitch knots.
Step 14: Place the mirror in between the ring and the cords you have just attached. Then using the two long cord ends, attach them onto the diagonal end of the ring using Double Half Hitch knots.
Step 15: We will then take the cords and attach them to the opposite end of the ring. A “Z” shape should be formed at the back. Lastly, we will take the cord ends diagonally to where we began tying the back so that it forms an “X”.
Step 16: Holding the cords in the back, flip the mirror back up and bring those two cords ends from the back to the front of the mirror.
Step 17: The last step will be to by securing the mirror in tight by attaching the cords onto the ring using Double Half Hitch knots. Take one cord and attach it on the ring outside of the last wave and take one cord and attach it in the middle of the last wave.
Step 18: Once the cord ends have been attached, we’re going to turn it back upside down and take those cord ends we have just used, and attach it with the shorter cord ends we had tied earlier using a Double Overhand Knot. Do the exact same thing with the other two cords and cut off the excess cord after tying the Double Overhand knot.
Step 19: You mirror should now be secured in tight to the ring.
Step 20: We are now onto our final section of the macrame mirror wall hanging. At the bottom of the ring, in the space between the two wave pattern ends, you will attach the remaining 14 strands of cord using a Reverse Lark’s Head Knot.
Step 21: To begin the pattern at the bottom, we’re going to use the tenth cord from the right side as the anchor cord for a row of Diagonal Double Half Hitch knots down to the right. You will repeat the same on the left side, starting with the tenth cord from the left as the anchor cord.
Step 22: Once you have completed the diagonal Double Half Hitch knots on both sides, we’re going to take the middle-right cord as an anchor cord and make another row of diagonal Double Half Hitch Knots down on the right side. Then taking the middle-left cord as the anchor cord, make another row diagonally down to the left side, leaving about an inch between the first two rows.
Step 23: In the last part of this macrame piece, we’re going to take the inner middle cords and use them as anchor cords, but this time when tying the Double Half Hitch knots we’re going to start approximately an inch and half down from the second set of diagonal Double Half Hitch knots made.
Step 24: Once you have made both diagonal patterns on the left and right, we will close off the pattern by tying a Square knot in the middle.
Step 26: To finish off the bottom, trim and cut off the excess cords.
Step 27: The final part we will make is the handle to hold the mirror. We’re going to take our remaining two cords and about three and a half/four inches down, we’re going to tie an overhand knot. Start making a Half Hitch chain. We will do this by taking one cord to make a Half Hitch on the other cord. Then alternate the knot with the opposite cord. We will continue making these knots until we reach the end of the cords with approximately three and a half to four inches of room left.
Step 28: We’re now going to attach the Half Hitch chain on to the top part of the mirror as the mirror handle. What you will want to do is untie the overhand knot we made on the first end and weave the ends through the top second outer wave on each side. Use the ends of the Half Hitch chain to make two Double Half Hitch knots onto the ring, on both sides.
Step 29: Once that is completed you will finish it off by tying a Double Overhand knot at the back with these two cords on each side.
Step 30: Cut off the excess cord. You have now completed the macrame mirror wall hanging piece!
If you prefer to watch how I made this macrame project, click on the YouTube video tutorial below.
If you have any questions or need clarity on a specific section or area, leave me a comment. And for those who are looking to learn more and try out making other patterns visit my other related blog articles to learn more. I’ve included a few articles below that might interest you. I hope you enjoyed this project and I’ll see you again on the next one!
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