I have been trying to write up this post on this cool BOHO macrame fringe umbrella since last year.
What quarantine time gives you is the ability to finish everything you want.
I hope ALL of you guys have been well and staying healthy while staying home.
I honestly don’t even know what day it is anymore, but we are taking the current situation very seriously and staying HOME the most time.
If you have been following around on the blog, you know how much I LOVE macrame and macrame projects. I have quite a few macrame projects on the blog ( which I will link at the bottom of this post).
I think macrame is not only super cool but the endlessly creative as well.
Last summer, I decided to BOHO up my outdoor patio and added some fringes and macrame hangings to my patio in several places. I loved the entire look, and I think I will leave everything the same this year with no intention to buy anything new.
Since many of you have lots of time on your hands these days, I decided to share a tutorial for this easy yet super cool and chic umbrella update.
MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED for the MACRAME FRINGE UMBRELLA:
- outdoor umbrella – honestly, any kind or color will be perfect
- macrame cotton cord
- sewing needle
- sewing thread – the similar or same color as the umbrella
STEP BY STEP:
The steps below are going to show you details on how to make the fringe for one section of your umbrella. Depending on how many sections/ribs you have on your umbrella, you will need to repeat everything times that.
CUT A PIECE OF MACRAME CORD
As a first step, cut a piece of macrame string that is a little longer than ONE section of your umbrella. Then secure the line to both ends of the umbrella ribs.
CUT 18 PIECES OF MACRAME STRINGS
Measure and cut 18 4 feet long macrame strings and attach them onto the string you already secured onto your umbrella.
MACRAME SQUARE KNOTS
Attach the macrame strings using square knots. Repeat this step for three rows
CUT OFF THE EXCESS MACRAME
Cut off the excess macrame pieces. Then untangle your twisted fringes. If you are not using a twisted cord, you won’t have anything to untangle.
BELOW IS A SHORT VIDEO ON HOW I DID IT.
I hope you got inspired and you will updo your umbrella for chicer look for this summer!
What do you think? Will you give it a go?
Here are some other fun macrame projects for you !:-)
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