How to Make a Macrame Wall Hanging + A Boho Wedding Celebration

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Hey all!  I can’t believe that it is already the end of September!  Summer flew by way too fast, but I will admit I’m excited for Fall.  I love Fall leaves and smells and the crispness of the air.  Anyway…. I want to show you guys how to make a {giant} macrame wall hanging and share some photos of a Bohemian Wedding that I helped design this Summer.

My sister Aly got married at the beginning of August and I knew we needed a really unique backdrop for the couple to stand in front of during the reception.  I came up with the idea to make a giant macrame to match the Boho theme of the wedding.  I would have to say it turned out pretty awesome.  Let’s check out some photos of the macrame…

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This macrame is about 6 feet tall.  A long piece of rebar was pounded into the ground, we then slid a copper pipe over the rebar and attached  the macrame to the copper pipe through a hole drilled in the pipe.  We used a lot of copper accents for this wedding reception design.  The flowers were done by an amazing florist, Pam’s Floral and Design out of Pleasant Grove, UT.

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This macrame is a smaller version I made to welcome guests to the wedding reception.  We bought the wooden letters from Micheal’s Craft to spell out “Aly & Ryan”.  Pam also did the flowers for this smaller macrame.

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Here are some more photos of the wedding reception decor and so you can get a feel for the Boho vibe we were shooting for.  I am so in love with the flowers!

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Photo above by Lydia Ripplinger Photography

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Photo above by Lydia Ripplinger Photography

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Photo above by Lydia Ripplinger Photography

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Photo above by Lydia Ripplinger Photography; Cake by Heidi Carter

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Photo above by Lydia Ripplinger Photography

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Photo above by Lydia Ripplinger Photography

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Photo above by Lydia Ripplinger Photography

This Bohemian inspired wedding reception for Aly and Ryan turned out amazing.  I am so happy that I took the plunge and learned how to make a macrame because I don’t feel like any other back drop could have made such a statement.  And it’s great because a macrame can be used for so many things besides a wedding backdrop.  It can be used as a decorative wall hanging in a house or to hang behind a bed as a faux head board.  And they were seriously SO easy to make.  These large macrames are made out of clothes line rope from Home Depot.  This rope is pretty inexpensive.  Of course a smaller scale macrame would need a smaller diameter rope than these.  Want to make your own macrame????  Check out the instructions below!

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It is hard to describe in words how to do the macrame knots.  But it is really so simple.  Look at the photos to see each step.

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I found it was easiest to get the knots tight and equally spaced by hanging the macrame up while making it.

So easy and simple, right?  I had so much fun making these and I really want to make a miniature version to hang in my house somewhere.  Let me know if you have any questions about the wedding decor or the macrame.

xo

Kemley

 

 

 

 

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