Christmas is coming which means it's time to start making your decorations. Handmade Christmas decorations add a special touch to your home. They make your home look unique, personal, and perfectly suited to your taste. We've covered everything from crochet Christmas decorations to origami Christmas decorations but now it's time for our favourite craft of all – macrame!


We absolutely love macrame (if you've never done it check out these macrame kits) and think it makes for beautiful, minimalist decor. From macrame wreaths to macrame baubles, there are plenty of ways you can incorporate macrame into this year's Christmas decor. There's a huge range of free projects and patterns on the web which is why we decided to round up our favourites. Browse through these carefully selected patterns and craft your own.

21 macrame Christmas decorations

Before you browse our macrame Christmas decorations you'll need to learn some basic techniques. Our basic macrame knot guide takes you through all the knots you'll need and these macrame books will teach you extra useful skills. Then head over to our best macrame cord round-up to pick up your equipment.

1. Macrame star

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This delicate macrame star makes great, festive decor. Isabella Strambio shows you how to knot up this giant star here on Gathered.

2. Macrame baubles

The Green Madhouse has a brilliant upcycle tutorial on their blog. Transform old baubles into three different macrame beauties with their step-by-step tutorial. Check out our Christmas calligraphy upcycled crate tutorial for another sustainable festive craft.

3. Macrame candy cane decoration

How cool is this macrame candy cane? It will look so fun hanging from your Christmas tree and will last for years to come! Macrame with Aya has plenty of macrame decoration tutorials over on Pinterest and they're all free.

4. Macrame Christmas tree

If you're looking for a statement macrame Christmas decoration then Lia Griffiths has the project for you. Not only does it look like a Christmas tree but it's practical too. You can use the shelves to display candles, Christmas cards or even presents! Head over to Lia Griffiths' blog for the free tutorial.

5. Mini macrame stars

Macrame Magic Knots is a Youtube channel that's full of beautiful DIY decorations. This quick and simple tutorial shows you how to knot your own mini hanging stars which you can hang from your tree, window, or fireplace.

6. Macrame Christmas stocking

Give your stocking an upgrade this year with A Beautiful Mess' stocking tutorial. This incredible stocking will give a modern touch to your festive decor. If this isn't the stocking for you then try making our crochet stocking pattern or our cross stitch stocking.

7. Cinnamon stick macrame decorations

We love the pop of colour these cinnamon ornaments bring to the Christmas tree. Plus the cinnamon sticks will make the room smell gorgeous! Macrame Princess has the free tutorial for these ornaments, and plenty more, on their Youtube channel.

8. Macrame Christmas gnome

We just know these funny little macrame gnomes will bring a smile to your face when you see them hanging from the tree. Soulful Notions shows you how to knot these gnomes on their Youtube channel.

9. Macrame snowflake tutorial

It wouldn't be Christmas without a snowflake decoration! Macramotiv has a detailed tutorial on how to make these delicate snowflakes on their blog. Why not make a snowflake mobile or some paper snowflakes too?

10. Macrame wreath ornaments

We love how simple these wreath macrame decorations are. Lia Griffth's free tutorial takes you through step by step how to make these ornaments. The simple design will fit lots of different Christmas aesthetics and are really easy to make.

11. Macrame feathers

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Use our macrame feather keychain tutorial to make your own decorative feathers. You could make yours in a cord that matches your decor.

12. Mini macrame Christmas trees

Once you've made the big macrame tree why not make some mini ones? These adorable mini trees are by A Wonderful Thought and are easier to make than they look. Use dark green macrame cord and gold beads for a more traditional look.

13. Macrame angel decoration

If you're up for a challenge these angel macrame decorations are perfect. Marching North has seven macrame Christmas decoration tutorials on their blog including this angel. Pop a festive movie on and knot your own Christmas angel.

14. Macrame heart decoration

We love how versatile these heart decorations are by Soulful Notions. They'll look great among your other Christmas decorations but they'd also look lovely hanging in your home all year round.

15. Braided wreath

These braided wreaths will look elegant hanging from the doors in your home. I Spy DIY's shows you how to make them over on their blog. To make some matching smaller ornaments check out our how to make natural Christmas decorations tutorial.

16. Tassel garland

This is one of the simplest macrame Christmas decorations we've come across. The Beetique Blog shows you how to make this tassel garland which looks like mini Christmas trees! If you need help making the tassels used in this tutorial use our DIY tassel earrings post.

17. Hanging macrame decorations

These mini hanging decorations can be used as Christmas decor all around your home. Turn them into a garland or hang them in the windows for a handmade display. Follow A Pretty Fix's free tutorial to make your own.

18. Macrame wall wreath

Perles & Co show you how to make this pretty macrame wreath over on their blog. We love how they've added fairy lights and greenery to make it more festive. This wreath would also make great table decor, pop some candles or your bowls of veggies inside! Add some DIY Christmas crackers and some personalised bauble place cards for the finishing touches.

19. Mini macrame stockings

These have to be the cutest macrame Christmas decorations! Kazumis garden's Youtube video shows you how to make these minis from some macrame cord and scissors. These would make a very sweet DIY advent calendar or mantelpiece garland.

20. Knot macrame decoration

This simple knot ornament by Lia Griffth is great for those with a minimalist style. Its nautical feel is ideal for homes by the sea or for avid sailers.

21. Festive macrame wreath

Show off your macrame skills with Isabella Strambio's festive wreath DIY. Her free tutorial has step-by-step instructions and includes links on where to buy the materials.


We hope you enjoy knotting up these free macrame Christmas decorations. For more fun macrame projects make sure you check out our free macrame patterns which include a macrame pot hanger tutorial and a macrame camera strap tutorial.


Phoebe Burt
Phoebe BurtSEO and Communities Editor, Gathered

Phoebe has worked for Gathered, and our sister magazine Mollie Makes, for 3 years. She manages our Arts & Crafts section and specialises in social media and content strategy. She has a background in all things marketing, a flair for Pinterest and a knack for finding the next big craft trend. Previously she worked as Digital Campaign Executive for Fat Media. You may recognise her name from Mollie Makes Social Media magazine, where she shared her expertise and top tips on becoming social media savvy.

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