Do you need a good excuse to decorate your home with more Macrame? I feel ya! Here are 30+ super functional Macrame projects for every room in your house. Put your knotting skills to good use and discover them all!
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Functional Macrame Projects
Macrame can be used to create many different things and most of us get started with wall hangings and plant hangers. But did you know you can also make super functional projects that can be put to good use all around your house?
From toilet roll holders for your bathroom to handy fruit hammocks to use in your kitchen, these 30+ practical Macrame projects are the perfect DIY solutions that every Macrame lover will enjoy!
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Functional Macrame Projects for Your Kitchen
Do you want to decorate your kitchen with more Macrame? These lovely projects not only look good but they’re also super practical. Try them all!
Macrame Veggie Holder
This super handy and pretty Macrame produce hanger is just what your kitchen needed! Store your favorite vegetables and fruits and get started with this beginner-friendly tutorial by Saskia from Summer Macrame.
Macrame Hanging Shelf
Do you need more storage space in your kitchen? Then you must watch this great DIY Macrame Shelf video tutorial by Dan from Habit Made.
Macrame Hanging Fruit Basket
Hanging your fruit and veggies is the perfect solution to add more storage space and keeping your kitchen counters clutter-free! Here is my favorite Macrame hanging basket tutorial.
Macrame Fruit Hammock
If you want to create some extra storage for your fruit and veggies, you can make a fun little hammock to attach underneath your kitchen cupboards. You can check this Youtube tutorial to learn how to make one!
Macrame Wine Bottle Holders
Store your wine bottles in these fun Macrame wine holders. You can hang them anywhere in your kitchen but they also make for the perfect last-minute gift when you’re going to a party!
Macrame Plant Hanger
Plant hangers are the perfect solution to keep fresh herbs like basil and cilantro in your kitchen. Make sure to hang them close to your window so they get enough light.
Need more help? Discover everything you need to get started and check our complete How to Make a Plant Hanger Guide!
Functional Macrame Projects for Your Bedroom
Do you want to add some romantic functional decor to your bedroom? These fun Macrame projects are just what you were looking for!
I’ve found this idea on Pinterest and really loved it! Basically, any large wall hanging can function as a Macrame headboard and you can always alter the pattern so it will fit above your bed.
This is a great Youtube video tutorial to help you make an XL Macrame wall hanging pattern. And if you need some more guidance, make sure to check out our guide on How to Make a Macrame Wall Hanging that will answer all your questions!
This soft Macrame rug is perfect to use in your bedroom. You can place it on the floor or use it as decoration on your furniture. If you have enough cords, you could make this rug as big as you want. Here’s a tutorial to teach you this pretty pattern.
Macrame Mandala Mirror
Macrame Mandala Mirrors look so cute in your bedroom, especially if you have a vanity. This beautiful tutorial by Bochiknot Macrame will teach you step-by-step how to make one!
If you need help with finding the right supplies, make sure to read our How to Make a Macrame Mandala Guide and discover 5 more beginner-friendly tutorials!
Send yourself good dreams only and learn how to make your own Dreamcatcher with this beginner DIY project by Rebecca from Vanir Creations. Don’t have the supplies? You can find handy starter kits on her website!
If you prefer a moon-shaped Macrame dreamcatcher, make sure to check out the interview I had with Rebecca and discover 8 more of her best tutorials!
Functional Macrame Projects for Your Bathroom
Add some boho-style decor to your bathroom that is not only cute but also functional. These 3 ideas are perfect for storing all your toiletry items.
Macrame Toilet Paper Holder
Yes, even on the toilet you can show off your amazing Macrame skills. Learn how to make a Macrame paper holder for both your bathroom and kitchen with this beginner-friendly functional Macrame project by Made in May.
This cute Macrame ladder can be functional all throughout the house. You could use it in your kitchen for extra storage, in your nursery as decoration, and in your bathroom to hang your towels.
All you need to make this cute ladder are 3 dowels and some Macrame cords. This tutorial will help you create yours super fast!
Macrame Storage pods
If you need some extra space to store your brush, makeup or hairbands then you’ll love these little DIY Macrame pods by Chasta from Soulful Notions. Simply follow the step-by-step instructions in this video to get started!
Functional Macrame Projects for Your Livingroom
Your living room is the perfect place to show off your Macrame skills. From lighting to a cat bed, I’m sure one of these ideas will make an appearance in your home soon!
Macrame Hat Hanger
Decorate your walls with your favorite hats and learn how to make my super simple Macrame Hat Hanger for beginners!
Macrame coasters are perfect to keep your coffee table safe from marks and scratches. Lucky for us Chasta from Soulful Notions has made many amazing tutorials to teach how to make your own Macrame coasters.
Here’s a gorgeous free pattern to get started with, but make sure to check her Youtube channel for more amazing Macrame coaster tutorials.
Macrame Guitar or Ukele Hanger
Display your beautiful instruments on the wall with this easy DIY Macrame Ukele hanger. Need one for your guitar? Then this Youtube tutorial is for you!
Macrame Cat hammock
Learn how to make a super cute and functional Macrame cat hammock! This beginner-friendly cat bed tutorial by Dan Soliman from Habit Made is just what you’re furry friends need to leave you alone while working on your next Macrame masterpiece!
Macrame Hanging Light
Add some simple boho lighting to your livingroom and make yourself a couple of gorgeous Macrame lights. This easy tutorial will show you step by step how to make yours!
Functional Macrame Projects for Your Dining Room
Decorating your dining room with Macrame is always a good idea! Invite some guests over, show off your pretty projects and you might have landed yourself a new customer for your Macrame business!
Macrame Table Runner
You can find plenty of patterns for Macrame table runners on Youtube but I love this Anthropology-inspired one the most. Learn how to make it and upgrade your dining table with this boho look!
Decorate your table with some pretty Macrame placemats. This free Macrame placemat Youtube tutorial by Marching North only uses 2 basic knots and is super easy to make!
Macrame chandeliers will look great in every room of your home, but I think the dining table will be a great spot for it! You can find many different patterns online but this easy tassel chandelier is a great one to start with!
Functional Macrame Projects for Your Kids Room
Do your kids have lots of toys and stuffies? Store them away with these handy Macrame toy hammocks or go for a hanging basket!
Macrame Toy Hammock
Create some extra storage space for your kid’s favorite stuffies with this handy Macrame Toy Hammock. This helpful and fun tutorial by our featured teacher Saskia from Summer Macrame will teach you exactly how to make yours!
Macrame Corner Toy Hammock
If you prefer to make a teddy hammock to hang in the corner of a room, I recommend watching this second great toy hammock tutorial by Summer Macrame!
Macrame Hanging Toy Baskets
If you’re looking for a handy project to store more toys, then you’ll definitely want to make these beautiful hanging Macrame baskets by Chasta from Soulful Notions.
Functional Macrame Projects for Your Nursery
From cute Macrame decor to an actual Macrame baby cradle, your nursery is the perfect room to get creative with Macrame!
Macrame Nursery Mobile
Every baby should have a Macrame bunny mobile hanging above their bed to help them fall asleep. This DIY project by Bochiknot Macrame is too cute not to make!
Macrame Baby Cradle
Making your own Macrame baby cradle can be a lot of work but if you need a project to keep you busy during pregnancy this might be the one for you!
Macrame Baby Swing
These cute baby swings are just what your nursery and little ones need! Emily Faith has made a great tutorial that you can partly watch on Youtube. The full pattern is available on her website for only 4 dollars!
Functional Macrame Projects for Your Home Office
Organize your documents and important files and check out these super handy Macrame projects you can make for your home office!
Macrame Mail Holder
Neatly store all your incoming mail and make yourself a pretty mail or letter holder with this beginner-friendly tutorial by Chasta from Soulful Notions.
Macrame Magazine Rack
Store your magazines away in this functional Macrame magazine rack. If you like to do thrift-flips, then this is the tutorial for you!
Never forget which page you were on and make yourself some handy Macrame bookmarks. You can find many patterns on Youtube but this is still my favorite!
What Will You Make?
I hope these ideas haven given you a great excuse to do more Macrame. I’d love to know which projects you’ve made, so make sure to join our Macrame for Beginners Facebook Group and share your work with us!
Need more inspiration?
We’ve made a board on Pinterest with more functional Macrame projects. Be aware that the pins on this particular board don’t always come with a tutorial but are merely there to give you an idea of all the things you can make.
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