Macrame Boho Beaded Hanging Curtain

by Crafty Lumberjacks

Creating a modern hanging macrame isn’t as complicated as it seems, it’s a bit time consuming, but once you have the “hang” of it, it’s as easy as tying a knot…or many many knots.


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In this post we are going to show you how to create your own beaded curtain that can also hold your own houseplant! Totally groovy!


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Materials:


Before you start- Learn these knots:

  • LARK’S HEAD KNOT

Step 1: Fold the cord in half.

Step 2: Push the folded side of the loop away from you and wrap over the edge of the    tension rod.

Step 3: Pull the ends of the cord through the loop and pull tightly.

  •  SQUARE KNOT

Step 1: Place four cords in front of you.

Step 2: Cross the rightmost cord over the two middle cords so that it forms a “L” shape.

Step 3: Pull the leftmost cord toward you and then guide it under the end of the rightmost cord, behind the two middle cords, and through the middle of the “L” shape.

Step 4: Tighten the cords.

Step 5: Repeat, this time starting with the leftmost cord. Guide the rightmost cord behind the middle two cords and through the “L” shape.

Step 6: Tighten the knot.


Prep:

Cut the macramé rope into 20 100-inch pieces.

Use a tape measure to measure out 100 inches of rope and cut with scissors. Once one piece is cut, you can use that to measure out the rest. TIP: Wrap painters tape at each 100 inch mark and cut in half to prevent fraying. 

Paint the beads

Leave 11 beads natural. Paint 15 beads orange and 11 beads teal and set to dry. Once dry lightly sand with sandpaper to create a weathered vintage look. 


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Start Knotting:

This is a bit of a doozy, but take it row by row!

You got this!!

Hang tension rod and tie 20 lark’s head knots

Hang the tension rod and attach all 20 pieces of rope evenly across the length of the tension rod using a Lark’s Head Knot. 

Curtain Pattern (working from left to right)

Measure 3 inches down from the top of the tension rod.

Row 1: Tie 10 square knots.

Row 2: Tie 10 square knots.

Row 3: Add spacer bead around the center ropes of the square knot and slide up the cords. Start with an orange bead alternating with natural beads.

Row 4: Tie 10 square knots directly below the bead to keep in place.

Row 5: Tie 10 square knots.

Measure 3 inches down from the last square knot.

Row 6: Start with 3rd cord — tie 9 square knots.

Row 7: Add teal spacer beads around the 2 center ropes and slide up.

Row 8: Tie 9 square knots directly below the bead.  

Measure 3 inches down from the last square knot.

Row 9: Start with 1st cord — tie 4 square knots — Skip 8 cords for the hanging planter — continue to tie 4 square knots. 

Row 10: Add 4 spacer beads (alternating starting with natural then orange) — Skip 8 cords —  Add 4 spacer beads (continuing the pattern). 

Row 11: Tie 4 square knots — Skip 8 cords — tie 4 square knots.

Measure 3 inches down from the last square knot.

Row 12: Start with 3rd cord — tie 3 square knots — Skip 12 cords  — tie 3 square knots.

Row 13: Add 3 teal spacer beads — Skip 12 cords —  add 3 teal spacer beads. 

Row 14: Start with 3rd cord — tie 3 square knots — Skip 12 cords  — tie 3 square knots.

Measure 3 inches down from the last square knot.

Row 15: Start with 1st cord — tie 4 square knots — Skip 12 cords  — tie 4 square knots.

Row 16: Add 2 spacer beads (alternating starting with orange then natural) — Skip 20 cords for — add 2 spacer beads (continuing the pattern.)

Row 17: Start with 1st cord — tie 2 square knots — Skip 20 cords for the hanging planter —  tie 2 square knots


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Hanging Planter Pattern (working from left to right)

Start at row 9 of the curtain with the 8 cords.

Row 1: Tie 2 square knots.

Measure 3 inches down.

Row 2: Divide the cords into 4 groups of 2. Tie a simple knot in each pair. You will have 4 knots that line up horizontally.

Measure 2 inches down. 

Row 3: Take one string from 2 adjacent knotted pairs and tie together in a simple knot creating a basket like zigzag.

Measure 2 inches down. 

Row 4: Tie all pieces of cording together to create one large final knot.

Place pot directly above the large knot pulling the cords evenly around the pot to fit.

Trim the end of the cords

Use scissors to cut the ends of the cords evenly and you’re done!! You did it!!!

If this is all greek to you, not to worry, we have you covered with a video tutorial we made on HGTV Handmade! Check it out!

4 comments

Michelle May 23, 2020 - 2:22 am

This is so pretty! I remember my mom making macrame plant hangers when I was little, but I’ve never tried it myself. I think it’s time I tried it!

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Michaela October 30, 2022 - 6:45 pm

Wow that’s exactly what I was looking for
I totally love it ! Thank you

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Mary March 25, 2024 - 12:48 pm

This is going to be perfect in my dining room! What size pots will this hold?

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Crafty Lumberjacks April 2, 2024 - 6:44 pm

We used 5 inch pots but you could really make this for any size you want! Happy knotting!

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