Time Required :
About an hour
Intermediate
Intermediate
You're somewhat experienced with the skills necessary to complete this project, but you haven't mastered all the elements, yet.

halloween macramé wall art

This project is intended for kids ages 8+.

Step 1

First, click here to download and print the template; then cut out the shapes.

Step 2

Turn over your sticky foam sheet and trace each shape with a pencil. Cut out the shapes.

Step 3

Measure and cut an 18" [45.7 cm] piece of macramé rope.

Step 4

Remove the paper backing on the large rainbow shape. Place it with the sticky-side facing up on your working surface. Fold your macramé rope piece in half and push it into the stick foam in the middle, vertically, with the ends hanging down past the edge.
TIP: Use the image as a guide.

Step 5

Working around the first rope piece, measure the next round around the first macramé rope piece, align each end and cut from the rope skein. Push into the sticky foam.

Step 6

Repeat Step 5 for each round until you reach the last round.

Step 7

For the last round, repeat Step 5, but before you push into the foam, tie one end of your elastic cording to the location on one end of your macramé rope that meets the edge of your shape. Add beads and wrap around the rope until you get to the same location on the other end. Arrange beads so you have a bead at the top of each wrap as you work. Tie to the macramé rope and trim.
TIP: The elastic piece is included with your bead box.

Step 8

Attach the last round to the sticky foam shape, as shown.

Step 9

Carefully unravel the macramé rope from each end up to the foam shape’s edge. Use your fingers to “comb” and trim the ends so they are even.

Step 10

Next, place the smaller rainbow shape in top of your large macramé rainbow where you want it to sit; then thread a plastic needle and sew in place. Tie off on back and trim.

Step 11

Remove the paper backing from the shape.

Step 12

Make an orange tassel with a long tail. Thread the black and white design beads from your ghost bead box onto the long tail so they sit on top of the tassel. Make a second orange tassel and tie onto the tail so it sits against the last bead added. Trim floss even as needed and push into the sticky foam along the inner arch.
TIP: To make a tassel:
- Cut a 5" [12.7 cm] length of floss and a 12" [30.5 cm] length of floss. Set aside.
- Wrap floss from skein, loosely, around the palm of your hand 20 times. Cut floss from skein.
- Carefully slide the loops from your palm so your loops are intact. Thread the end of the 12" [30.5 cm] piece of floss between the loops and tie a double knot and the top. Do not cut the tail.
- Wrap the 5" [12.7 cm] length of floss around the loops a little below the top a couple of times and then tie in a knot to secure. You want to capture the shorter end of the tail inside this wrap as well, but the longer end is still loose.
- Cut open the loops at the bottom and trim even across the bottom.

Step 13

Repeat Step 12 with a mix of clay beads from your pumpkin bead box and purple tassels. Push into sticky foam around the first arch.

Step 14

Cut a length of macramé rope the fits around the second arch and so that the ends align. Loosely wrap green floss around the macramé, as shown, then push into sticky foam around the second arch.

Step 15

Repeat Step 12 with green tassels and black faceted beads from your ghost bead box. Push into sticky foam around the third arch.

Step 16

For the last arch, repeat Step 7 with purple floss and beads; then tie green floss on the opposite side that you started the wraps. Now, loosely wrap around the purple wraps creating an “X” in the floss at the top of each round. Tie on the other side and trim.
TIP: Tuck all ends in the back of the rainbow arches, so they are hidden. If needed, use a dab of glue to help hold ends to the back of each arch. Let dry.

Step 17

Finally, unravel and comb each macramé. Trim, as needed, so the ends across the bottom of each rainbow arch are even.

Step 18

If desired, cut and braid some floss so you have about 2" [5.1 cm] of braided floss. Tie each end into a knot. Use a piece of sticky foam as “tape” to attach to the top, middle on the back in an arch formation to create a hanger.

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