I gave you a little glimpse in my last blog post at my latest small macrame project and today I want to show you how to make a wool and yarn macrame leaf from the materials I had left from my macrame wreath tutorial. It is a very similar project.
I love how it turned out and have been wearing it on my purse ever since. There are many uses for this macrame leaf which includes hanging it on a lamp harp-like I did with my stacked tassel project, hanging it on a wall like a regular macrame piece or as an inexpensive and easy to make wedding favor to give to your guests.
- macrame yarn (4 strands at 116”) (HERE)
- thick wool (8 strands at 12”) (HERE)
- small swivel hook (HERE)
- wood beads (HERE)
I made another video to show you exactly what I did to make this piece look more like a macrame leaf which you can see below. This time around I didn’t take step-by-step photos though because the process is so very similar to the macrame wreath. Should the video not work for whatever reason then you can also see the tutorial on my youTube channel HERE.
For this macrame leaf, you only need two simple macrame knots. That’s it! Can you believe it?
You need Lark’s Head knots and Half Hitch Knots which you probably know already if you ever made friendship bracelets as a child. I was obsessed with making them.
Lark’s Head Knot
Half Hitch Knots
Also, if you don’t want to use wood beads for the center part, then you can just knot the strands into a square knot the way I show below:
The thick wool gets attached to the outside of the macrame structure with more Lark’s Head Knots all the way around the macrame middle. At the end all you have to do is sperate the wool and trim the edges. Just watch the video. It’s very simple.
Does the macrame leaf look great with our giant elephant ear leaves? They are fabulous again this year and if you remember they were the inspiration for my daughter’s Halloween costume last year.
It’s the perfect leaf for my fall decor too.
And as always, if you don’t feel like making your own then you can buy them below. Just click the image:
Give it a try! It is such an easy small craft to make.