Fall DIY Decor – Macrame Leaf Wall Hanging Tutorial

This simple macrame leaf wall hanging tutorial teaches you how to make some fall DIY decor to bring warmth into your home decor this autumn! First, try making these fall luminaries from paper and then give these a go! This post contains affiliate links.

 

click for a tutorial on how to make macrame leaves for fun fall DIY decor! This yarn wall hanging for autumn is fun and colorful and a cool fall craft for teens and tweens.

 

When people think of macrame, they usually think of elaborate knotting skills and tapestries, of complex bracelets. The truth is, this macrame leaf wall hanging tutorial shows that macrame can be simple too!

 

 

Yarn is a wonderful material to incorporate into your fall DIY decor because it’s a cozy, warm-feeling material, perfect for bringing some hygge into your home. You can even make a crochet throw pillow to match!

 

Making macrame leaves is super simple. And then you can just hang them from a natural wooden stick (or a dowel if you can’t find a good one). You can add some simple knots to the top like I did on my animal wall hanging, or just leave it as is.

 

 

And if you’d like a more subtle look, you can make them with cotton twine rather than fall-colored yarn used here.

 

Large wooden beads add the perfect finishing touch, and that little bit of matte gold embellish the already golden hues of autumn. Bring on the cozy sweaters, fluffy slippers, and hot drinks! It’s fall y’all!

 

 

 

What you need to make this macrame leaf wall hanging tutorial:

 

Macrame leaf tutorial for fall DIY decor:

1.  Take a yarn skein and cut out a base strand from it. The length of the strand should be double the length you’re going for with your macramé leaf + 4 inches. Fold the string in half, tie a knot on the closed end, forming a small loop, and place it on a flat surface. This will be the base strand so repeat it with every color leaf you plan to make.

 

2. Cut out a pile of yarn strands for the macramé leaf. The size of these strands should be double the width you’re going for + 2 inches extra. You’ll trim these strands to your preferred size later. A little extra leaves you leeway, but leaving too much extra will overwhelm and confuse you.

 

3. Take one of the width strings and fold it into half. Place the looped part of the string under the base string. 

 

4. Fold the loose ends of the strand over the base strand and draw them through the loop on the other end of the width strand, encircling the base.

 

5. Pull the open ends all the way through and tighten it around the base strand. Push the knotted strand all the way to the top, up against the knot of the base strand loop. 

 

6. Now take another width strand and attach it to the base strand in the same way, but in the reverse direction.

 

7. Attach all your width strings in this way, reversing directions between strands.

 

8. Continue to attach strands until it reaches the length you want, and will form a pretty leaf shape.

 

9. Once you’re satisfied, arrange the width strands so they hang downward (the loop of the base strand is the top, the open ends are the bottom).

 

10. Use sharp scissors to trim the edges to form a leaf shape. 

 

11.Tie a string around the loop of your macramé leaf  and add beads to it if you’d like.

 

12. Repeat with the rest of your leaves.

 

13. Attach a beaded leaf to your piece of twig and knot on at the desired length.

 

14. Attach the rest of your beaded leaves, making sure to strike a good balance.

 

15. Attach a hanger made from yarn or wire.

 

Hang it on a wall and enjoy the fall magic your fall DIY decor brings into your home!

 

What’s your favorite fall DIY decor?

Learn how to make macrame fall leaves using just a few simple steps, and then turn it into stunning fall DIY decor! This gorgeous DIY easy macrame wall hanging tutorial for beginners will bring autumn hygge into your home

Want a printable version of this fall DIY decor macrame leaf wall hanging? Click “Print” on the recipe below:

Fall Leaf Macrame

Fall Leaf Macrame

Make some macrame fall leaves using yarn in autumn colors for some gorgeous fall DIY decor!

Active Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Difficulty: Advanced
Estimated Cost: $5

Materials

  • Yarn in autumn colors
  • Scissors
  • A dry piece of branch in the width you'd like your wall hanging to be (or a wooden dowel)
  • A tapestry needle
  • Large wooden beads

Instructions

  1. Take a yarn skein and cut out a base strand from it. The length of the strand should be double the length you're going for with your macramé leaf + 4 inches. Fold the string in half, tie a knot on the closed end, forming a small loop, and place it on a flat surface. This will be the base strand so repeat it with every color leaf you plan to make.
  2. Cut out a pile of yarn strands for the macramé leaf. The size of these strands should be double the width you're going for + 2 inches extra. You'll trim these strands to your preferred size later. A little extra leaves you leeway, but leaving too much extra will overwhelm and confuse you.
  3. Take one of the width strings and fold it into half. Place the looped part of the string under the base string. 
  4. Fold the loose ends of the strand over the base strand and draw them through the loop on the other end of the width strand, encircling the base.
  5. Pull the open ends all the way through and tighten it around the base strand. Push the knotted strand all the way to the top, up against the knot of the base strand loop. 
  6. Now take another width strand and attach it to the base strand in the same way, but in the reverse direction.
  7. Attach all your width strings in this way, reversing directions between strands.
  8. Continue to attach strands until it reaches the length you want, and will form a pretty leaf shape.
  9. Once you’re satisfied, arrange the width strands so they hang downward (the loop of the base strand is the top, the open ends are the bottom).
  10. Use sharp scissors to trim the edges to form a leaf shape. 
  11. Tie a string around the loop of your macramé leaf  and add beads to it if you'd like.
  12. Repeat with the rest of your leaves.
  13. Attach a beaded leaf to your piece of twig and knot on at the desired length.
  14. Attach the rest of your beaded leaves, making sure to strike a good balance.
  15. Attach a hanger made from yarn or wire.

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