If you’re planning a boho-inspired affair, this trend is for you. Wildly popular during the ‘70s era, macramé is a textile art created by knotting cord or string in a decorative pattern—and it’s back in a big way. The wide variety of pattern possibilities make it perfect for both beginner and experienced crafter and, unlike knitting or crochet, all you need to get started is a big spool of string. Embrace your inner flower child with these macramé DIYs—perfect for adding a handcrafted, hippy vibe to your wedding day.
If you only have time for one project, a macramé backdrop will definitely give you the most bang for your DIY buck. This one by Green Wedding Shoes is further adorned with silk flowers for a rich, romantic look, but you can leave them off if you prefer a more minimalist style.
Macramé Mason Jar Lanterns
For an alternative take on the hanging concept, these Mason jar lanterns by Love Create Celebrate replace the ceramic pots with glass jars, to be filled with glowing votive candles or tealights. Perfect for an outdoor occasion, hang them from shepherd’s hooks and arrange them to surround your dance floor.
Macramé Balloon Decorations
A wedding is basically just a big party, right? Well, what’s a party without balloons! Give your reception a playful, celebratory vibe with these colourful DIY macramé balloon hangers by You Are My Fave. They’re simple to create and can be customized in any colour combination you choose.
Macramé Table Runner
Decorate your dinner tables (or just your head table) with macramé table runners inspired by this one, spotted on 100 Layer Cake. Follow this video tutorial by The DIY Mommy for instructions on creating a similar one of your own..
Macramé Plant Holders
Line a ceremony aisle with leafy potted plants or eye-catching flowers that appear to float with these DIY macramé plant hangers . Create a walkway in the middle of a field or wooded area by staking two parallel rows of shepherd’s hooks leading towards your ceremony site, and then hang one these petite planters from each one.
Macramé Folding Screen
A show-stopping piece of decor that can transition seamlessly to your own home post-wedding day, this macramé folding screen is well worth the time it will take to create. The folding style makes it easily transportable, so you can use it in your ceremony decor, then bring to your reception venue to set up a mini photo station for your guests. See the step-by-step tutorial by My French Twist.
Macramé Bouquet Holder
Skip the expensive silk ribbon and wrap your floral bouquet with this easy-to-make cotton yarn macramé bouquet wrap by Always Rooney. Choose off-white rope for a natural, toned-in look, or choose a colour that coordinates with your bridesmaids’ dresses.
Macramé Pendant Necklaces
We’re ending this list by sneaking in a fashion piece! Make your bridesmaids gifts more personal by making them yourself. This ones, designed by Lia Griffith, would perfectly complement a hippy-inspired crochet lace gown. She shares how to replicate them on her blog