Can you tell that Christmas is my favourite time of the year?
The decor, the DIYs, and the tunes! Not only is it the perfect time to have wine and cheese with friends, decorate like crazy and wrap those gifts… It’s such a great opportunity to get knotting! All to the soundtrack of my favourite Christmas songs. What’s even better is that Frankie has just started to really enjoy music, so I’m also loving bopping around the house together. It’s so sweet!
I’ve been getting creative with rope and listening to one of my favourite Christmas playlists from Sony Music. Macrame is the best project to do whilst listening to a great soundtrack – it’s relaxing and repetitive, the best kind of therapy served up with a side of Mariah Carey!
In case you’re a bit last minute in the Christmas tree department, we’ve put together this macrame mini tree, perfect for hanging on the wall with wreaths and other decorations. Read on to see how to make your own macrame Christmas tree.
We’ve done so many macrame projects on this blog that we decided to do an ultimate guide to macrame knots you should know, so make sure you check that out which will show you how to do the knots mentioned below.
To calculate your rope length, measure what the ideal height of your tree should be, then times that by 5. Cut four pieces this length. Fold your rope pieces in half and tie a reverse larks head knot on the metal ring. You will have 8 strands.
Using a half knot, start knotting using the four strands on one side. Knot until you get to the location for the first piece of pipe and leave a gap in which your tube will fit.
Continue knotting, fitting your pipe in as you go. I would suggest doing both sides at the same time until you get to your pipe. Then continuing with the next section. To finish below your last tube, do a full knot and trim any excess rope.