Boho Hanging Decoration Tutorial
These super cute decorations are made from old curtain rings, cords and large holed beads and are super quick and easy to make.
Although they have been made with Christmas in mind, they can be used all year round.
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED
rope or twine (for curtain ring)
twine (for hanger)
old curtain rings
large holed beads
HERE’S WHAT YOU DO
The length of rope or twine required will vary, depending how big the curtain hook is. As a rough guide, a ring with an inner diameter of 6cm, and an outer diameter of 8cm, will need approximately 270cm of macrame rope. You will need a longer length if using garden twine, as it is thinner and will be wound round the curtain ring more times.
Select a length of twine or macrame rope and fold it in half to find the centre.
Lay the centre point under the ring, so that the rope is each side of the eyelet. If the ring doesn't have an eyelet, don't worry where you place it around the ring.
Pull the ring through the centre to secure the rope.
Separate the two strands, making sure they lay flat and are not twisted.
*The rope is added anti clockwise first. Place the left hand piece of rope on top of the ring, so that it creates a loop, above the outer edge of the ring.
Place the end of the rope into the middle, then under the ring and through the loop just created.
Pull the end through, making sure to pull it extra tight once it's all the way through.*
Repeat from * to * until you reach the middle at the bottom. This is the first side complete.
The technique is the same for the other side but the method is slightly different. It is now added in a clockwise direction. **Place the rope at the back of the ring this time, to create the loop.
Pull the end of the rope up through the centre of the ring, then feed it through the loop. Pull it all the way though as you did for the other side, making sure it's tight.**
Repeat from ** to ** until you reach the bottom, and the two sides meet. Separate the strands to reduce bulk.
Tie the two inner strands to secure the sides together.
The strands can be left as they are, but I like to brush them to give a feathery effect. Trim the ends so they are neat and even.
Cut a length of garden twine, fold it in half and thread it through the eyelet.
Thread the loose ends through the loop and pull up tight to secure.
If you don't have an eyelet on the ring, use a large eye darning needle to thread the twine though the top loop of the rope. If you want to thread a bead on on the twine, do it now.
Then tie the ends of the two strands, to create the hanging loop.
If you don't have any macrame rope, you can use garden twine or wool. A great chance to use up any oddments you have laying around.
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