Beginner Friendly DIY Macrame Floating Shelf Tutorial

Jan 24, 2021


Welcome to The Poker Club at West Houston's beginner-friendly DIY macrame floating shelf tutorial! If you're looking to add a touch of creativity to your space and create a stunning decorative piece, you've come to the right place. In this tutorial, we'll guide you through each step of creating your very own macrame floating shelf.

Materials You'll Need

  • Wooden board
  • Macrame cord or rope
  • Scissors
  • Tape measure
  • Drill
  • Mounting hardware

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1: Prepare the Wooden Board

Begin by selecting a wooden board that suits your style and desired shelf size. Make sure it is sturdy and can hold the weight of the items you plan to display on it. Sand the edges and surfaces to achieve a smooth finish. You can also apply a coat of paint or stain to match your space's aesthetic.

Step 2: Measure and Cut the Macrame Cord

Take your macrame cord or rope and measure out eight equal lengths. The length will depend on your desired shelf height, but ensure there's enough excess to tie the knots and create the desired macrame pattern. Cut the cord using sharp scissors, and remember to keep the ends clean to avoid fraying.

Step 3: Create the Macrame Pattern

Start by folding each cord in half to create a loop. Place the folded loop under the wooden board with the looped end pointing up. Take the loose ends of the cord and pass them through the loop, pulling them tight to secure the cord to the board. Repeat this process until all cords are attached, evenly spaced along the board.

Next, you'll create the macrame pattern. One popular pattern is the square knot. To achieve this, take four adjacent cords and split them into two groups. Cross the left group over the right, bringing the leftmost cord under the rightmost cord. Then, bring the rightmost cord under the left group and through the gap created. Pull both cords tightly to form a knot.

Continue alternating the cord groups, creating square knots along the entire row. For a more intricate design, you can explore different macrame patterns such as the diagonal clove hitch or the twisted spiral stitch.

Step 4: Secure the Bottom Shelf

Once you've reached your desired macrame pattern length, it's time to secure the bottom shelf. Gather all the cords and tie a tight knot, ensuring the shelf is securely held in place. Trim any excess cord, leaving a small tail for a neat finish.

Step 5: Mounting the Shelf

Now that your macrame floating shelf is complete, it's time to mount it on the wall. Determine the desired height and location for your shelf. Use a tape measure and a level to ensure accuracy.

Mark the mounting points on the wall and, using a drill and appropriate mounting hardware (such as wall anchors if necessary), secure the shelf in place. Carefully hang the shelf on the mounting points, ensuring it is level and sturdy.


Congratulations! You've successfully created your very own macrame floating shelf. This unique and stylish decor piece will undoubtedly become a focal point in your space, adding a touch of elegance and creativity. Remember to experiment with various patterns and personalize your shelf to suit your taste and style.

Stay tuned to The Poker Club at West Houston for more exciting DIY tutorials and creative ideas that will help you transform your space. Get ready to impress your guests with your newfound crafting skills!

Jim Wilson
The idea of personalizing the design with different knots is really exciting.
Nov 13, 2023
Tim Defosset
The ease of the instructions has me feeling ready to take on this project.
Nov 1, 2023
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I'm so glad I stumbled upon this tutorial. It feels like the perfect weekend project.
Nov 1, 2023
The materials list is really helpful for someone new to macrame.
Oct 31, 2023
Reese Fairchild
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Oct 17, 2023
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Oct 16, 2023
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Oct 11, 2023
Christophe Cerf
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Oct 2, 2023
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Sep 24, 2023
Lynne Rosen
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Sep 24, 2023
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Sep 11, 2023
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Sep 4, 2023
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Aug 26, 2023
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Rod Hansen
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Brian Cody
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Elizabeth Molyneaux
I've seen similar shelves at stores, but making my own feels much more special.
Jun 25, 2023
Brian Spencer
I appreciate how the tutorial embraces the beauty of imperfection in a handmade project.
Jun 7, 2023
Chloe Togna
The step-by-step guidance is reassuring. I feel like I can actually pull this off.
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The tutorial makes the project feel so accessible and enjoyable. Can't wait to try it!
May 27, 2023
Laura Sherman
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May 25, 2023
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May 18, 2023
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May 10, 2023
Donna Op
As a visual learner, I appreciate the detailed photos and instructions.
May 7, 2023
Dan Koutecky
This tutorial is a great starting point for anyone interested in macrame. Thank you!
Apr 30, 2023
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DIY projects are my therapy, and this tutorial seems like a rewarding challenge.
Apr 23, 2023
There Null
I love the bohemian vibe of macrame. Thanks for sharing this tutorial!
Apr 21, 2023
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Mar 14, 2023
Kathy Allemang
I appreciate that the tutorial doesn't shy away from teaching intricate knots. It feels so enriching.
Feb 25, 2023
Shannon Carter
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Feb 25, 2023
James McGonigal
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Feb 9, 2023
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Jan 30, 2023
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Deane Little
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Jan 2, 2023
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Dec 29, 2022
Christian Vietz
This tutorial is just what I needed to inspire me to try making macrame for the first time.
Dec 14, 2022
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Nov 30, 2022
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I can't wait to get started on this project and see a beautiful shelf come to life.
Nov 27, 2022
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Oct 31, 2022
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Oct 28, 2022
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Oct 21, 2022
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Isabel Lambert
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I've always been drawn to macrame, and now I have the opportunity to make something myself.
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The combination of creativity and simplicity in this project is really enticing.
Aug 11, 2022
Laura Dills
It's amazing how simple knots can create such an elegant design. Can't wait to try it myself.
Jul 27, 2022
Roderick Sherman
I've been wanting to try macrame and this tutorial is perfect for beginners like me.
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The final results shown in the tutorial are so inspiring. Can't wait to see my own.
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Americo Ortega
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Jun 1, 2022
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May 31, 2022
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May 30, 2022
I've been wanting to add a floating shelf to my living room. This DIY tutorial is perfect!
May 28, 2022
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Apr 27, 2022
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Mar 21, 2022
I appreciate that the tutorial acknowledges the potential for mistakes and offers solutions.
Feb 20, 2022
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Aug 11, 2021
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The mix of creativity and functionality in this project is truly inspiring.
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Feb 3, 2021
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This tutorial is so easy to follow! Can't wait to make my own macrame floating shelf.
Jan 25, 2021