How many different ways can we make hearts for Valentine’s Day? The answer is: a lot! This macrame heart is such a sweet valentines decoration — and you could even keep it up year-round. 

Due to the design and techniques used, we would say this is a great intermediate macrame project. To get started, see our tools and materials list below. Then download our tutorial at the end of the post.

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Put a heart on it

This macrame heart would be so pretty in your home, or you can always gift it to someone for Valentine’s Day. If  you’re using it  as your own decoration, just loop it around a doorknob when you’re done. Or simply hang it up on your wall. It would also be really cute in a nursery, play room, or kid’s room! 

Crafting tips: The knots you will need to know for this macrame heart are: button knot, larks head knot, wrapped knot, alternating pattern, and half hitch knot. We will show you how these knots look in our photo tutorial, but if you’re a beginner, make sure to watch our macrame video course first! Also, this project is easier to make on a flat surface compared to hanging it like we do for some of our other macrame projects.

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Tools

Materials

How to Make a Macrame Heart

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials from the list above.
  2. Cut 14 pieces of macrame cord that are each 12 feet long and 3 pieces that are each 4 feet long.
  3. Fold the 12ft cords in half and tie each around the dowel using a larks head knot; separate the four cords on either end, leaving 20 cords in the middle.
  4. Take the first four cords in the center group and tie a button knot 16 inches below the dowel.

Full tutorial available for members to download below.

macrame heart wall decor photo tutorial by Lia Griffith

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Love this craft idea? Browse all of our macrame projects and holiday crafts to see what else you can make.

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