If you caught my latest publish on fashionable DIY desk runner concepts, I’ve been searching for methods to spruce up my eating room desk. Kate right here, and at this time I’m sharing my newest DIY undertaking: a simple macrame creation with Boho stylish fashion!
With a number of easy provides and an hour of your time, you’ll be able to create a desk runner that makes a retro-trendy assertion. Keep studying for all the small print…
Macrame Table Runner Supplies
To create this simple macrame desk runner, you’ll want only a few gadgets:
thick yarn within the colour of your choicescissorswooden beadsthin tape (to assist thread the yarn via the beads–I used washi tape)
DIY Table Runner Project Steps
Step 1: Measure the size of your desk and reduce 12 strips of yarn a few ft longer than the specified size of your runner.
You may also must determine if you would like the runner to hold down on either side of the desk, or when you’d like for it to fully relaxation on the floor of the desk. Since I have a cat who likes to play with hanging string, I was more than pleased to make my runner on the brief aspect!
Step 2: Gather your string right into a bundle and tie a knot at one finish.
This straightforward step helps you wrangle all of these stray strands and provides you an amazing place to begin!
Step 3: Pair off the strands into twos and tie a row of knots an inch or two down from the primary knot. Then take two strands from adjoining pairs and tie a brand new row of knots, as proven under.
Basically, you’re making an attempt to create the look of a internet or a hammock. If you make a mistake and tie two strands that don’t go collectively, merely untie them and start once more!
Use any sort of knot that you simply like. I discovered it straightforward to create a loop with each strands and pull the ends via, as proven under. You can even see how there will likely be occasions throughout this course of when the strands at every fringe of the runner usually are not concerned in a knot. But don’t fret. For the subsequent row down, they are going to be!
Step 4: Continue the method till you’ve created a system of knots the specified size of your desk runner.
In different phrases, tie till you run out of string to tie with, leaving just a few inches at every finish! Then it is going to be time to complete off the ends. About these ending touches…
Step 5: Make certain the ends of the runner are prolonged freely. Therefore, you’ll have to untie the big knot you created in step P.
With the ends free, you’ll now be capable to add beads, which would be the last step of the method!
And now for a few bead and yarn sample pictures. You know, only for enjoyable!
Step 6: If your yarn is a bit thick, use some tape on the ends to assist string the yarn by means of the beads. Finish your desk runner with a sequence of knots and beads on the edges.
I used washi tape to create little cylinders on the ends of the yarn, twisting every finish as soon as the tape was in place.
As you may see beneath, I alternated between beads and knots to complete every finish of the runner. If you need beads on every bit of yarn, extra energy to you!
Displaying Your Table Runner
Now comes the enjoyable half: displaying your runner! Is your runner lengthy sufficient to dangle off the ends of the desk, or will it lay flat on the floor?
I love styling my desk runners with air vegetation as a centerpiece. Below we see a trio of air crops within the heart of the macrame runner, with the biggest plant in a brass bowl. Plants and metallic bowls assist create a contemporary Boho look!
As you may see, the runner has a really open weave, which permits the colour of the desk to point out via. If you’re in search of extra colour, strive layering your DIY runner over a cloth runner in a stable hue! A lengthy piece of felt would additionally work effectively as a basis to your macrame creation.
Enjoy attempting totally different preparations of vegetation, together with succulents. Most importantly, pat your self on the again for a job nicely accomplished!
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