If you are planning a DIY wedding with a Boho style, you have probably found lots of macrame projects during your search for wedding decor. Here is our take on gorgeous macrame chair decor, perfect for memorable and unique DIY wedding chairs. Once you are done tying the weavings, you can customize them with your favorite paper flowers or botanicals that mirror your bridal bouquet for a cohesive look.
Tools & Materials
- Wire Cutters
- Cotton Clothesline Rope
- Flat Copper Wire
- Gather tools and materials.
- Cut twelve 7-foot ropes and one 4-foot rope.
- Take two of your 7′ ropes, hold them together evenly and fold them in half. Take the halved end of your ropes and fold it over the 4′ rope, then thread the ends through the loop.
- Repeat step 3 five more times, spacing the knots about 2 inches apart.
- Starting on the left take two ropes from each group and start your knot about 2 inches down and in between your first knots.
- Continue your knot and pull tight.
- Repeat steps 5-6 four more times, spacing them evenly as you go.
- Between the left two knots you just made, take the inner two ropes from each group. Tie the same knot from the steps above about 2 inches below your finished knots.
- Repeat steps 5-7 tying four knots.
- Below the four knots you just tied, tie another three. You should now begin to see an upside down pyramid shape.
- Repeat step 10 but only tie two knots, then again tying one knot and completing the pyramid.
- To make the braid, take two ropes from your bottom knot and twist them together to the right. Repeat this with two ropes from the knot just above your bottom one.
- Take both sets of twisted ropes and twist them together to the left. Secure it with a 2″ cut of your copper wire.
- Repeat steps 12-13 moving up and outward.
- Continue repeating steps 12-13.
- Repeat steps 12-13 until you have secured all of your ropes with a copper wire.
- Secure the middle eight ropes with a 2″ copper wire two inches below the already secured sections. Then cut the excess rope off, tapering toward the middle so that it comes to a point.
- Using scissors, fray the ends of your ropes up to an inch.
Macrame projects are always more visual, so follow our photo tutorial below as you make your macrame chair decor.
There is a handy diagram in the printable instructions at the bottom of the post that shows you how to tie your knots. We used clothesline with a 7/32″ diameter, but you can choose different weights for your chair hangings. The thickness of the rope will change the look of the macrame. When you are adding the copper wire pieces, there is no need to secure them with glue – you should be able to simply bend the wire around the ropes. We added our macrame chair decor to copper stools we found from Anthropologie, but this will work best with a chair that has posts. That way you can just tie the hanging to the posts.
We added ranunculus, peonies, gardenias and eucalyptus branches to our wedding chair decor for a lovely wedding color palette. Browse all of our crepe paper flowers to see other options for dressing up this macrame weaving, or look through our DIY wedding decor ideas for your special day. We love getting you in on the creative process, so feel free to leave your project ideas and requests in the comments below. See how you can join our creative community to start crafting with us, or follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for daily doses of DIY inspiration. Congratulations to all the soon-to-be married couples out there! ~ Lia & Team