Learn how to make a simple yet beautiful modern triangle macrame wall hanging! This photo and video macrame tutorial will walk you through all of the steps of creating your own lovely wall decor.
I love simple macrame projects, and the new Darice Metal Shapes gave me the perfect excuse to create a new macrame project! Each of the shapes comes in gold or silver and is the perfect starting point for lots of modern craft projects and wall hangings.
For this piece, I used the Darice Metal Triangle Macrame Ring, but there are several different metal ring shapes to choose from. You could use this same basic technique to create wall hangings with whatever shapes you like!
Triangle macrame tutorial supplies:
- Darice Metal Triangle Macrame Ring
- 20 yards of Darice Ivory 5mm Cotton Rope
- Darice Artificial Real Touch Peony
- Hot Glue Gun
That’s all you need to get making! Let’s do this.
Step One. Cut Cords and Attach to Triangle.
The first step to creating our modern triangle wall hanging is to cut 6 lengths of cotton rope. Each piece should be about 2.5 yards (2.2 m) long.
Next, fold each length of rope in half, wrap the folded end of the rope around the upper left side of the triangle shape, and pull the tail ends of the rope through the loop. Pull to tighten. This is called a larks head knot. Attach each of the lengths of rope to this side of the triangle using larks head knots.
Step Two. Tie to Next Side.
Starting with the topmost strand, attach each cord to the upper right side of the triangle using a double half hitch knot. To form the double half hitch, loop the cord around the ring, then wrap the cord over the ring and under the ring again to form a second loop. Then pull the cord to tighten (See image below).
After tying each knot, tuck the tail of your cord back behind the cord where it crossed between the two sides of the triangle.
When you have finished tying each cord to the next side and tucked each tail behind, it should look something like this:
Step Three. Tie to Last Side.
Finally, you will need to attach each cord to the last side of the triangle again using double half hitch knots. Be sure to pull each cord nice and tight to get that clean, wrapped look.
Step Four. Attach Flower and Unwind Rope Ends.
The last steps to finishing off our piece are to attach a pretty faux flower and unwind the hanging ropes..
Start by pulling the leaves and bloom of the peony off of the stem. Use your hot glue gun to attach the leaves and flower to the bottom right corner of the triangle.
Finally, you can unwind the tails of the cords hanging down from the triangle. I love the way this gives the hanging a fuller, frayed look at the bottom of the piece.
Use a pair of scissors to trim up the cords so they are all the same length. And that’s it! You are all ready to hang your pretty wall hanging.
I am just loving how this piece looks on the dark walls in our bedroom.
What do you think? Would you give this macrame tutorial a try? Press play below to see my video tutorial as well!
Looking for more fun macrame projects? Check out this DIY macrame necklace tutorial!
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Alexis Middleton is a lifelong crafter/DIYer and blogger at Persia Lou. She started crafting at a young age. As a girl, she spent summers with her grandmother crocheting baby doll afghans, making coasters out of plastic canvas and yarn, and canning apricot jam. Today, Alexis spends a lot of time dreaming up and working on projects for her family’s home. She loves mixing traditional crafting techniques with a more modern aesthetic.