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Macramé Bunting

Transform your home and garden with this on-trend Macramé bunting tutorial brought to you by Bergin & Bath. A fun project that allows you to personalise your bunting to suit your home or your personality!

“The perfect addition to any garden party or boho scheme, this macramé bunting project from Bergin & Bath is so easy to make and relaxing too!”

Difficulty

Beginner

Price

Approx. £50

Time

Approx. 2 - 3 hours
MACRAME BUNTING
You will need:

420cm of 4mm macramé cord. We created 2 flags in each colour and so needed 840cm of each. That works out at 35m in total (including the hanging cord)

2.5cm wooden beads with large holes. We used 10 beads in a 3m length of bunting. 

Some sharp scissors and a brush.

TUTORIAL

First of all

Choose colours that go with your garden scheme or interior décor. We’ve gone for a palette of four colours: cream, coral, teal and navy. Or, if you want to create a clean natural look, you could use just one single colour. It’s totally up to you!

Decide how long you want it to be and then cut a length of cord for your bunting flags to hang from. Top tip: wrap some sellotape around the end of this long card – it will make threading the breads on much easier!

Macramé
TUTORIAL

Step one

Leave around 30 cm at one end of your hanging cord and tie a simple knot. Thread a wooden bead onto the cord and slide it up to the knot. Secure it with a second knot. For each flag, cut your cord into 6 lengths of 70cm. Attach them to the hanging cord using reverse larks head knots.

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Step two

Separate the first four strands on the left and tie a square knot. Repeat to tie two more square knots along the top.

 

 

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Step three

Put aside the first two strands on the left and tie another two square knots. You should have two strands on the right hand side, put this aside.

 

 

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Step four

Take the middle four strands and tie one more square knot to make the point of your flag.

 

 

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Step five

Take the left-hand strand and lay it diagonally over the other strands towards the point. Take the second strand and loop it twice over, making a clove hitch knot.

 

 

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Step six

Take the second strand and loop it twice over, making a clove hitch knot. Continue tying diagonal clove hitch knots until you reach the centre of the point. The repeat on the other side. Tie two more diagonal rows underneath the first. 

 

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Step seven

Trim off the long ends and brush them out to make a fringe. Then, using sharp scissors, cut a neat point into your fringe. 

 

 

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Step eight

Tie another knot a little further along the hanging cord and slide another bead on. Repeat to make another flag and so on until you are happy with the length. 

 

 

We hope you have fun making this project.

Katie & Rachel x

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