Introduction: How to Make a Quick and Easy Macrame Cord
Make a great DIY project with Macrame! It's bold, bright, and will bring some fresh and unique decor into your home
To recreate this macrame cord you will need:
Step 1: Prep Your Yarn
You need to measure out your yarn first. This depends on the length of your cable, as you'll need about 10m of yarn for each metre of cable. In this tutorial we used a 2m long cable so we need roughly 20m of yarn.
Step 2: Mark It
When you think you've got the right about of yarn, find the centre and mark it with tape.
Step 3: Measure It
Wrap the yarn up into two balls on either side of the cable with the taped centre point underneath the cable. Remove the tape.
Now you're all set to start creating your macrame cord.
Step 4: Knot, Knot, Knot.....
We used a technique called Square Knot, and its the same knot repeated all the way along the cord.
First, move the left ball over the cable. Next create a look with the other ball of yard and place it through the loop, now you've got your first knot! Make it tight and slide it up the length of the cord to the lamp holder. Then keep repeating this simply knot until you reach the end of the cable.
To help you we've worked out that it took us approximately 1h-1h15 to cover the length of the cable. Its so easy, you can watch Netflix while you knot!
When you reach the end of the cord, secure the macrame with a couple of regular knots and cut the excess off with scissors.
Step 5: Assemble You Light
Slide the Plumen Base Cover over the end of the Plumen Bulb and screw it into the lamp hold. Now that you're finished, enjoy your fresh, playful and colourful light!
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