If you haven’t tried macrame before, and you like the idea of creating something a little boho chic and contemporary with fiber, you absolutely should try macrame, you will love it! There isn’t a huge expensive outlay or a ton of equipment to buy, just to get going. And you can make something you’ll actually be proud of – your very first try.
There’s a lot of choices out there so we looked at more than 30 macrame kits and narrowed our search down to find the best macrame kits in our four main categories.
|Type of Macrame Kit||Top Pick|
|Best Macrame Plant Hanger Kits||Macrame Plant Hanger Kit by ReformFibers|
|Best Wall Hanging Kits||Beginner macrame KIT by CordPlusQuartz|
|Best Home Decor Macrame Kits||Macrame Hanging Shelf Kit by KnottyCotton|
|Best Mini Macrame Kits||Macrame Keychain Kit by KnottyRopeCollection|
Table of Contents
- The Best Macrame Kits Reviewed
- Other Worthy Mentions
- Frequently Asked Questions
The Best Macrame Kits Reviewed
Best Macrame Plant Hanger Kits: Macrame Plant Hanger Kit by ReformFibers
Best Macrame Plant Hanger Kits
This kit makes an absolutely stunning (approx 58″) plant hanger. There’s nothing 70s about this one. It’s completely contemporary-modern and high-end chic.
To be honest, you can cheat with this one if you really want to (we promise won’t tell anyone). There’s an option to buy the macrame plant hanger ready-made by the skillful hands of shop owner Elsie Goodwin.
The macrame kit comes with over 100 feet of 100% cotton rope – pre-cut to the correct lengths that you will need to make your project.
The kit also includes a metal ring, an easy to follow pattern, and a handy Beginners Knot Guide – with photos, and FAQs.
We couldn’t resist showing you another of Elsie’s macrame kits.
She’s a very talented fiber artist who holds her own macrame workshops.
Again, you can buy the kit with pre-measured and cut lengths of 100% cotton cord and the same accessories as above, or cheat and get one exquisitely handmade by the fiber artist herself, like the ones you see in the photo left – and then choose another kit to tackle yourself.
If you want a splash of color this kit is a fabulous choice. It comes in a choice of 5 different shades. The kit includes pre-measured macrame rope, a wooden ring, and a link for an easy to follow instruction video.
This kit is super affordable and great choice for a beginner.
The kit includes:
- 1, S-hook handmade specifically for this kit.
- A wooden ring, also handmade for the kit.
- Two lengths of pre-measured rope, so you can get knotting as soon as your kit arrives.
Another great way to learn the basic macrame knots. This plant hanger kit will hold a 4-8″ inch pot and hangs around 3.5ft long when completed.
This kit comes with:
- 100% 3-strand twisted, cotton rope, pre-measured, and cut.
- 1, brass ring.
- One plant hanger pattern
and a macrame tutorial booklet.
Best Wall Hanging Kits: Beginner macrame KIT by CordPlusQuartz
Best Wall Hanging Kits
What particularly we love about this 12″ kit – apart from how cute the design is, is that there are 15 gorgeous colors to choose from, so you can make a macrame wall hanging that will complement or contrast your decor.
The kit includes:
- A 19-page pattern book with step by step instructions and pictures.
- Beginner knot guide with step by step picture instructions to the 8 basic macrame knots.
- 1, 12″ wooden dowel and pre-cut 100%. cotton cord in the color of your choice.
This sweet little beginner macrame kit even comes with an extra little gift such as a puzzle sheet, tea, or candy, etc. to put a smile in your heart.
The kit comes with:
- 60m of 4-strand, 3mm macrame rope.
- A 12″ dowel and string for hanging.
- A 10-page full-color pattern booklet.
- A helpful 12-minute instructional video with text instructions.
And support! If you get stuck you can message the seller.
This cute little wall hanging is ideal if you are new to macrame. It comes with a wooden dowel, cotton rope, a small cotton rope to hang your wall hanging, when complete, and a knot guide. You will also get an emailed video tutorial.
Best Home Decor Macrame Kits
This Scandinavian boho-chic macrame shelf will create a stunning focal point in any room.
The kit comes complete with everything you need for your macrame project, including a handmade S hook, wood craft ring, and cotton rope.
Plus you get a (15.5 – 16-inch) piece of pine with an adorable design – as you can to the left. The wooden shelf is pre-drilled with holes for hanging.
The finished piece will be around 2.5 – 3 ft long but if you need a customized length, you can just message the seller.
Best Mini Macrame Kits: Macrame Keychain Kit by KnottyRopeCollection
Mini Macrame Project Kits
This macrame kit includes everything you need, including a video tutorial, to make this adorable macrame keychain.
This sweet little kit contains:
- Macrame rope – in a wide choice of colors.
- A wooden bead and antique brass lobster clasp.
- Plus a link to a private YouTube video tutorial that will be emailed to you on purchase.
This little keychain, like our last, would make a sweet gift for someone – so you might want to buy two. With a choice of clasps and 5 color options to choose from, this is another big hit for us.
This macrame keychain kit contains:
- 3 strands of 4-5mm cotton string.
- 1 lobster clasp out of a choice of 3.
- Instructions including one extra bonus design.
We are back to plant hangers with this macrame kit, but this one is a mini kit version.
It comes with all the pre-cut rope you need, a wooden ring, a digital plant hanger pattern, and a digital knot guide.
Other Worthy Mentions
This fabulous kit comes with 4 designs to choose from – and enough cord to make any 2 items from the included booklet.
Frequently Asked Questions
What material is used for macrame?
You can use a variety of materials such as cord, rope, or string to make macrame. Each will give you a different effect. 4mm 100% cotton rope is a good choice for many common macrame projects such as plant hangers, etc. but you can also use jute twine, linen, hemp, and more, depending on the project you want to make.
Is macrame coming back?
Macrame is seeing a huge resurgence in popularity right now. Not, it has to be said, because 70s style is coming back any time soon.
The ever-growing popularity of mid century Scandinavian design with its use of natural materials and beautifully handcrafted items may well be an influence in the revival of the craft.
You could also argue that some trends are aesthetically appealing enough, (boho-chic being a good example of this) to evolve easily and be adaptable to the current times.
Sooner or later such trends will make a huge resurgence – in a way that will make them the very latest thing.
Is macrame bohemian?
Macrame’s association with the 1970’s has earned it its reputation for being bohemian. But it is, in fact, an ancient craft that has been with us for over 1000 years.
And interestingly, the Victorians who goodness knows loved a fringe, couldn’t get enough of it.
We hope this list of the best macrame kits has been helpful.
If there’s anything good that you think we’ve missed, or if you have any questions about anything, then let us know down in the comments below.