How to make a Christmas macrame star

Give your Christmas decorations an extra edge with this fabulously fringed macrame star project by Isabella Strambio!

DIY macrame star

Looking for something a little bit different for your Christmas decor this year? Try this brilliant Christmas macrame star, created by Isabella Strambio for Simply Christmas magazine. Isabella is our resident macrame expert (she has everything from how to make a macrame bracelet to how to make DIY macrame curtains here on Gathered) and her macrame star is one of our favourite projects. Whether you use your macrame star for wall decor, make mini versions for the tree or hang it in your window for all to see, we can guarantee that it’s so pretty you’ll want to keep it up all year round.

If you’re new to macrame don’t worry. We have a basic macrame knots guide that includes video tutorials of all the knots used in this project. Then, once you’ve made macrame stars for all your friends and family, head to our round-up of the best macrame books and free macrame patterns. There’s patterns for every occasion and they’ll truly get you addicted to the world of macrame. Get ready for a very Merry Christmas makers!

DIY macrame star

Need more festive projects goodness? Head over to our crochet christmas decorations and free Christmas knitting patterns for loads of free decoration patterns. 

How to make a macrame star


You Will Need

  • Copper star wreath,  from Hobbycraft or craft shop
  • Single twist string (47m), from Greenfibres
  • Scissors
  • Masking tape
  • Measuring Tape
  • Pet brush or comb

Total time:

Step 1

Cut 146 lengths of string, 30cm each, and one 2.5m length. One by one, tie the shorter strings onto the wreath using the lark’s head knot – fold each piece in half, place under the frame and then thread the ends through the loop.

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Step 2

Take your long string, leave a tail of about 8-10 cm and fix it onto a flat surface with some masking tape near the top of the star.

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Step 3

Use the long string as a guide and tie your 146 strings on it using the double half hitch knot, going carefully around the bends.

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Step 4

Trim the strings at about 8cm. Comb out the string to make a fringe and trim so the ends are even.

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Step 5

If the fringe is quite long, you can use spray starch to hold it in place.

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We hope you enjoyed making your new festive macrame star. For more macrame projects check out our DIY garden chair and macrame bunting tutorials. Oh and you can learn how to make a macrame plant hanger too!

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