How to Make a Macrame Pendant Light
Macrame is back in a big way, and we're giving it a fresh, modern spin. Create textured macrame lights using one simple knot.
Macrame isn't just for planters and wall hangings. Give the old-school craft a modern vibe by tying knots around a pendant light, its cord, or both to create a retro-glam light fixture. Macrame works well with a ton of different materials. Cotton-nylon blend, braided cotton rope, garden cotton twine, paracord, or cotton yarn all work well, so find one in the color and texture you love and give it a try. We used a cotton yarn for this version.
The process isn't difficult; it just takes some time. Plan on six hours to make one macrame light fixture—a great weekend project. For safety, use an LED bulb that's 2.5 watts or less.