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A macrame decoration on a Christmas tree


Upgrade your Christmas tree with a fresh, D.I.Y. macramé ornaments. All you need is a set of beads, cotton cord and basic D.I.Y. tools to create a personalised set of Christmas ornaments that you can use year after year.


1Choose your ornament style

Christmas ornaments can come in a wide variety of shapes. We’ve gone with a circle, but you can choose a star, a tree, or whatever you like.

Macrame decorations on a board

2Cut the length of wire and feed the beads through

Cut a length of wire using your pliers. Bend one end of the wire and thread the beads through.

Green Bunnings hammer
Tip: You can use a mix of large and small beads if you wish.
A Bunnings Team Member holding a roll of wire

3Create the shape 

Once the beads are on, bend the wire to create your desired shape and secure the end by twisting and clamping the wire together using pliers.

A person holding a piece of wire with wooden pieces on it

4Add macramé cord

Cut small lengths of the macramé cord and tie knots in between beads. Repeat until the entire circle is complete.

A person attaching cord to a macrame decoration

5Create a hook

We need to create a hook so that we can hang the ornament. Cut a larger length of cord, thread it through the circle and tie a knot at the end to create the hook.

A Bunnings Team Member holding a cord on a macrame decoration

6Fray the end of the macramé cord

To finish, trim the cord to your desired length and then fray the ends to make it look pretty.

A person holding a macrame decoration

7Ready to start creating some Christmas decorations?

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Health & Safety

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