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How to Make Macrame Baubles
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How to Make Macrame Baubles

Difficulty Beginner
Budget £10 - £30
Time 1/2 day +

Put a contemporary spin on your Christmas decorations this year by crafting unique macrame baubles. They’re easy to make and you can paint each one to match the colour palette of your festive décor!

Tutorial by @_twome.

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How to make

Blue Bauble 

Step 1

Remove the twine from the top of the baubles and paint them in your favorite colours or leave them white. I used old egg holders to hold the baubles.

Step 2

Once dry, cut 14 x 1m of string

Step 3 

Take one string and make a circle shape

Step 4

Take a new string and tie a lark’s head knot over the two ends folding.

Step 5 

Tie the other 12 string on the circle using the lark’s head knot.

Step 6 

Place it over the bauble’s top and pull the ends until the strings sit around the top.

Step 7 

Take string #4 from the lark’s head knot over the two ends, one of the ends and the two strings on the right of it.

Step 8 

Use these 4 strings to make 5 consecutive square knots.

Step 9 

Take the next set of 4 strings and make 5 consecutive square knots.

Step 10 

Continue until you have used all the strings.

Step 11

Leave a gap of 1 or 2cm and tie two alternative square knots.

Step 12

Repeat all around.

Step 13

Leave a gap of 1 or 2cm and tie an alternative square knot. Tie 4 consecutive square knots underneath.

Step 14 

Repeat all around.

Step 15 

Gather all the strings at the bottom of the bauble, cut 1 x 40cm of string, and tie a gathering knot.

Step 16 

Slide the gathering knot up to the bottom of the bauble. You can pull each string down to neaten.

Cut the tassel at the desired length.

Gold Bauble

Step 1 

Repeat Step 1-5 from ‘Blue Bauble’.

Step 2 

Place it over the bauble’s top and pull the ends until the strings sit around the top.

Step 3 

Take string #4 from the lark’s head knot over the two ends, one of the ends and the two strings on the right of it.

Step 4 

Use these 4 strings to make 15-20 consecutive Square Knots. The number will vary dispensing on the tension of your knots.

Step 5 

Repeat with all the strings.

Step 6 

Gather all the strings at the bottom of the bauble, cut 1 x 40cm of string, and tie a gathering knot.

Step 7 

Slide the gathering knot up to the bottom of the bauble. You can pull each string down to neaten.

Cut the tassel at the desired length.

White Bauble

Step 1

Repeat Step 1-5 from ‘Blue Bauble’.

Step 2 

Place it over the bauble’s top and pull the ends until the strings sit around the top.

Step 3

Take string #4 from the lark’s head knot over the two ends, one of the ends and the two strings on the right of it.

Step 4

Use these 4 strings to make 3 consecutive square knots.

Step 5 

Repeat with all the strings.

Step 6

Leave a gap of 1 or 2cm and tie three alternative square knots.

Step 7 

Repeat all around.

Step 8 

Leave a gap of 1 or 2cm and tie a new row of three alternative square knots.

Step 9 

Repeat all around.

Step 10 

Leave a gap of 1 or 2cm and tie the final row of three alternative square knots.

Step 11

Repeat all around.

Step 12 

Gather all the strings at the bottom of the bauble, cut 1 x 40cm of string, and tie a gathering knot.

Step 13 

Slide the gathering knot up to the bottom of the bauble, you can pull each string down to neaten.

Cut the tassel at the desired length.

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