How to Make a Macrame Josephine Knot Ornament!


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How to Make a Macrame Josephine Knot Ornament!  Learn how to tie a Josephine knot!     Macrame is all the rage and the perfect look for the holidays. This is the perfect macrame craft for beginners--that totally shouts "not made by a beginner!" You will love this--once confident with this knot, you can go big!   This cute knot makes the perfect little handmade ornament. Great to give as a handmade gift, use as a gift tag or just decorate your Christmas tree.    Just a couple supplies and a few minutes to make each one. Great for a tween/teenager craft too! Fill the Christmas tree with these gorgeous ornaments for a natural look!

How to Make a Macrame Josephine Knot Ornament!


Learn how to tie a Josephine knot! 


Macrame is all the rage and the perfect look for the holidays. This is the perfect macrame craft for beginners--that totally shouts "not made by a beginner!" You will love this--once confident with this knot, you can go big!


This cute knot makes the perfect little handmade ornament. Great to give as a handmade gift, use as a gift tag or just decorate your Christmas tree. 


Just a couple supplies and a few minutes to make each one. Great for a tween/teenager craft too! Fill the Christmas tree with these gorgeous ornaments for a natural look!


How to Make a Macrame Josephine Knot Ornament!  Learn how to tie a Josephine knot!     Macrame is all the rage and the perfect look for the holidays. This is the perfect macrame craft for beginners--that totally shouts "not made by a beginner!" You will love this--once confident with this knot, you can go big!   This cute knot makes the perfect little handmade ornament. Great to give as a handmade gift, use as a gift tag or just decorate your Christmas tree.    Just a couple supplies and a few minutes to make each one. Great for a tween/teenager craft too! Fill the Christmas tree with these gorgeous ornaments for a natural look!

Use these cute macrame ornaments as gift tags too! They add a cute flair to any wrapped gift!


Use these cute macrame ornaments as gift tags too! They add a cute flair to any wrapped gift!

Supplies Needed for Macrame Ornaments:


You could use a cinnamon stick too--for warm Christmasy scent!

Supplies Needed for Macrame Ornaments:  Natural Cotton Macrame Cord (2 pieces 24" long and 1 piece 12" long) 4-5 inch Stick (or you can use these wood rings) You could use a cinnamon stick too--for warm Christmasy scent!

Step 1: How to make Macrame Ornament


Start by cutting a stick about the size of a finger...4-5 inches long and about 1/2" in diameter. 


  • Cut 2 pieces of cord 24 inches long


  • Cut 1 piece of cord 12 inches long


If you are teaching a group or class, having this done ahead of time is a huge time saver!



Step 1: How to make Macrame Ornament  Start by cutting a stick about the size of a finger...4-5 inches long and about 1/2" in diameter.    Cut 2 pieces of cord 24 inches long  Cut 1 piece of cord 12 inches long  If you are teaching a group or class, having this done ahead of time is a huge time saver!

Begin tying the macrame by folding the 24 inch pieces of cord in half. Tie a Larks Head (or Girth Hitch) with each cord around the stick.


Begin tying the macrame by folding the 24 inch pieces of cord in half. Tie a Larks Head (or Girth Hitch) with each cord around the stick.

Put the loop of the center of the cord behind the stick, then wrap the tails of the cord over the stick and through the loop. Pull tight.


Put the loop of the center of the cord behind the stick, then wrap the tails of the cord over the stick and through the loop. Pull tight.

Repeat the larks head for both 24 inch cords.


Repeat the larks head for both 24 inch cords.

Step 2: How to tie the Josephine Knot


Make a loop with the cords on the left over the cords on the right.


Step 2: How to tie the Josephine Knot  Make a loop with the cords on the left over the cords on the right.

Next, loop wrap the right cords up over the tails of the looped left cords.


Next, loop wrap the right cords up over the tails of the looped left cords.

Take the right tails and tuck them under the cords of the left larks head then up through the space between the right larks head.


Take the right tails and tuck them under the cords of the left larks head then up through the space between the right larks head.

Now take the right tails and put them over the cords and down into the open triangle space.


Now take the right tails and put them over the cords and down into the open triangle space.

Once the cords are in the open triangle space, tuck them under the right lark heads cords and up into the open loop space.


Once the cords are in the open triangle space, tuck them under the right lark heads cords and up into the open loop space.

That's the Josephine knot! 


Now the cords need to be pulled from stick to end to tighten them evenly and smoothly.


That's the Josephine knot!    Now the cords need to be pulled from stick to end to tighten them evenly and smoothly.

Step 3: Make Macrame Ornament


Now take the 12 inch cord and tie it with a larks head in between the original 2 knots. Tie the ends together and pull it upright for hanging on the tree or on a gift.


Step 3: Make Macrame Ornament  Now take the 12 inch cord and tie it with a larks head in between the original 2 knots. Tie the ends together and pull it upright for hanging on the tree or on a gift.

Then tie the cord ends with an overhand knot about 1-2 inches from the end. Use a hook tool or comb to fray the cord ends for a fun tassel finish.


Then tie the cord ends with an overhand knot about 1-2 inches from the end. Use a hook tool or comb to fray the cord ends for a fun tassel finish.

The Josephine knot is so complicated looking with 2 strands!


Add variety to your macrame by adding bead, multiple colors of cords, or multiple knots! 


The Josephine knot is so complicated looking with 2 strands!   Add variety to your macrame by adding bead, multiple colors of cords, or multiple knots!

Repeat with a variety of sticks--cinnamon sticks, popsicle sticks, dowels! 


Whatever you have on hand will make a unique and awesome ornament!


Repeat with a variety of sticks--cinnamon sticks, popsicle sticks, dowels!    Whatever you have on hand will make a unique and awesome ornament!

Add them to a wrapped present for the perfect gift topper!


Add them to a wrapped present for the perfect gift topper!

That's it! 

Hope you loved this simple tutorial for the Josephine knot!


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How to Make a Macrame Josephine Knot Ornament!  Learn how to tie a Josephine knot!     Macrame is all the rage and the perfect look for the holidays. This is the perfect macrame craft for beginners--that totally shouts "not made by a beginner!" You will love this--once confident with this knot, you can go big!   This cute knot makes the perfect little handmade ornament. Great to give as a handmade gift, use as a gift tag or just decorate your Christmas tree.    Just a couple supplies and a few minutes to make each one. Great for a tween/teenager craft too! Fill the Christmas tree with these gorgeous ornaments for a natural look!















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