Macramé wall art makes for wonderful seasonal decorations that are very personal. They also make great presents for any occasion. Friends and relatives will love that you went to the effort of making something yourself. Your gift may become a family heirloom – a treasured reminder of much-cherished Christmases or Thanksgivings.
Macramé hanging could become like putting your stocking out for Santa to fill or carving a pumpkin to go on the front porch. It could signal the start of the holiday – a family tradition.
Here are some thoughts on seasonal macramé ideas. Halloween is coming soon, and Thanksgiving is not far behind in the USA. You could even consider a figure of eight wall hanging for Labour Day in Australia!
Australia Day isn’t good for indoor decorations and macramé isn’t the first thing you think of when planning a barbecue on the beach. But why not spice up those old shorts with a lacy trim? Make some macramé coasters? If you are feeling adventurous you could even create some macramé wall art based around the Southern Cross.
Assuming that the Covid-19 pandemic will finally go away, why not plan a fund-raising macramé-making day as part of the ‘Hands up for Canberra’ #handsup4CBR day? It is a good way to make friends, get new ideas and raise money for worthy causes.
How about hiding those lovely gold-foil wrapped bunnies or eggs in the folds and twists of a macramé hanging? Or you could make a potholder and use it to hold Arum Lillies or Tulips.
All Hallows Eve offers plenty of opportunity for macramé decorations base around cobwebs. You can add plastic spiders and other scary ghouls and monsters to create your own horror movie.
Carry on the spider’s web theme with macramé window hangings – leave the curtains open or use LED lights to back light your creation.
This is where you can let your imagination run riot. Macramé is ideal for all things Christmassy. Think about snowflakes (OK there are not too many in Perth at this time of year, but they work well in string).
A macramé wall art Christmas tree would look great. You could make it an annual tradition to dress your wall art with baubles and tinsel. With low wattage LED lights these days, you can even put lights on your tree to create a real statement.
Even better would be a macramé advent calendar. Place twenty-four little wrapped gifts in knotted pockets and open one a day (or let your children do it)!
As you get close to the big day itself, you could hang up your stocking on a macramé hanging reindeer’s head. You could even create a nativity scene complete with a star and camels and baby Jesus.
Conclusion – let your imagination soar with seasonal macramé decorations
Making your own seasonal decorations is great fun for all the family and it will create shared memories that will last a lifetime. You can make thoughtful gifts to friends and relatives and save money at the same time.
As well as the seasonal examples we have given here, there are birthdays, anniversaries, special events that can all be celebrated in macramé – let your imagination soar.
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