Macrame is coming back in a huge way, and if you want to get started (or get a friend hooked!), macrame kits are a fantastic option. They have everything you need to create your very first project: materials, instructions, and, most importantly, inspiration!
You may be able to get a macrame kit from a local store like Michaels or Hobby Lobby (if you live in the US), but I believe there are much better options available online.
Why are they better, you ask?
Well, first of all, you can usually choose the rope color that best suits your style. Second, you’re supporting creators and small businesses who put lots of love into every kit!
I’ve put together a list of the best macrame kits you can buy today, separated into groups depending on what each makes. Nearly all of them are suitable for beginners, so use the links below to jump to what interests you the most!
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Why get a macrame kit?
Sure, you can go out and buy a few hundred feet of cord and get to knotting, but this will likely lead to frustration and resignation before a completed project.
Macrame kits are a much better and more convenient buy, with pre-cut cord and explicit instructions on how to complete your first project. You don’t have to worry about cord widths or types, either.
The finished project is guaranteed to look just like it does in the picture (granted, you follow the instructions, of course).
Note that there’s a big difference between a macrame kit and macrame patterns. Patterns are essentially just instructions without the materials, and they can be a great option if you have experience and can source your own macrame cord.
Best macrame plant hanger kits
Macrame kits for plant hangers are one of the easiest projects for beginners, so we’ll start our list here!
These kits have everything needed to create a beautiful macrame plant hanger. They all have a metal or wooden ring, pre-cut cord, and instructions. Many also have multiple color options!
Here are the best macrame plant hangers kits you can buy!
Round Mesh Plant Hanger by ReformFibers
ReformFibers is one of the most reputable macrame stores on Etsy, and for good reason. Based in California, owner Elsie Goodwin makes some of the best macrame kits and patterns you can find.
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This particular kit is for a modern plant holder that measures nearly 60 inches long once finished. You can purchase it with pink or natural color cord. You can even buy it completed if you want to hang it up right away!
ReformFibers has another macrame plant hanger kit that’s a bit more retro than this design. You can get that one here.
Beginner’s Macrame Plant Hanger Kit by Kalicrame
Next up is another great macrame plant hanger kit, this time from a UK-based shop, Kalicrame. The design resembles the second retro-version linked above, but it’s much cheaper (especially if you’re based in the UK or EU).
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It includes natural color 3mm cord, a wooden ring, and a video with instructions that are emailed after purchase. This might be a better buy if you prefer following instructions via video.
Stay tuned —this won’t be the last macrame kit from Kalicrame you see on this list!
Macrame Plant Hanger Kit by KnotsAndShots
If you’re looking for something more colorful, look no further than this macrame plant hanger kit from KnotsAndShots.
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The kit includes everything you need: cord, ring, and instructions. This option is unique because you can choose from seven colors: white, copper, yellow, gray, blue, red, or black.
Once you complete your first project and find yourself hooked, you can cut costs by purchasing a refill kit that contains all these materials minus the instructions.
Macrame Plant Hanger Kit by LahaCorner
Getting back to simplicity, this macrame kit from LahaCorner has a distinct boho design.
It offers a wide range of unique color options, such as Mocha, Sunshine Yellow, and Peacock, and various cord lengths to select from. They also look great hanging both indoors and outdoors!
This shop has a few other great macrame kits worth checking out!
DIY Macrame Plant Hanger Kit by WillowandRosebud
This is the first macrame plant hanger kit that’s significantly different than the others. It’s more of a hybrid between a wall hanging and a plant hanger, so you can display both a beautiful hand-crafted item and your favorite plants!
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The kit itself includes pre-cut cord and natural driftwood, with the instructions themselves, are made available by digital download.
Grab this one if you can’t decide between a plant hanger or wall hanging kit or have a large space on the wall you can’t wait to decorate. The shop WillowandRosebud has several similar macrame kits, as well.
Macrame wall hanging kits
Plant hangers are great, but if you want a truly impressive showpiece, macrame wall hanging kits are the way to go!
These are larger and have a greater variety of knots but can be a bit more challenging for true beginners.
Here are the best macrame wall hanging kits you can buy!
DIY macrame wall hanging kit by Macranova
Barcelona-based Macranova is a fantastic source of macrame wall hanging kits. The kit pictured above displays a more traditional item, but the artist behind the brand also makes dream catchers, feathers, and more.
What sets this one apart (aside from the attractive design) is the wide variety of color options. There are 13 different cord colors to choose from with this macrame wall hanging kit, and some of her other kits have up to 30 color options!
They’re reasonably priced, but shipping might be a bit pricey for those based outside of the EU or UK.
Macrame Wall Hanging Kit by ReformFibers
This is another great macrame kit from California-based ReformFibers. What’s great about this listing is that you can choose one of the four designs above (they’re all separate kits).
Each kit includes pre-cut cotton rope (natural color), a brass rod, and instructions/patterns for the chosen design. You won’t get any funky color choices, but you can choose to leave out the S-hooks to cut costs.
These kits are a bit more expensive than some of the other options, but since they ship from the US, you might save some money on shipping.
Scandi Macrame Kit Beginner Level by KNOTitYourself
For a more minimalist aesthetic, this macrame wall hanging kit from KNOTitYourself is an ideal pick.
This particular kit includes cord (six color options are available), a dowel, wooden beads, and instructions. Even better, the shop has tons more kits with different designs, so you’re sure to find something you like.
Items ship from Belarus, so shipping might be expensive for non-EU readers. That said, these kits are very inexpensive, so it might still work out cheaper than local options!
DIY Macrame Wall Hanging Kit by Kalicrame
Next up is yet another kit from UK-based Kalicrame. This one also comes in a variety of colors, although some may sell out from time to time.
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This kit has everything you need to make a small macrame wall hanging. It even provides both written and video instructions, so you’re covered no matter what kind of learner you are.
Kamicrame has a few other macrame kits in her shop, all of them offering multiple color options.
Macrame Leaf Wall Hanging by HeartCraftedVN
My last pick is something a little different. It isn’t a traditional wall hanging design; instead, it’s a macrame leaf composition.
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Like the previous options, this kit has everything you need to make the pictured design (with multiple color options and leaf sizes), plus instructions.
This macrame kit looks great in a nursery, making it a fantastic gift for any soon-to-be parent. Check out more of this shop’s macrame kits here.
Macrame dreamcatcher kits
Many of us remember making dreamcatchers as children, but they’re nothing compared to some of the macrame dreamcatcher kits available today.
Plus, they feature more up-to-date designs that anyone would be proud to display in their home!
There isn’t quite as much variety when it comes to macrame dreamcatcher kits, but here are a few of my favorites.
Macrame Dreamcatcher kit by VanirCreations
When it comes to macrame dreamcatcher kits, there really is no better source than the Etsy store VanirCreations.
This particular design includes your choice of (2) cord colors, nylon string, a large 12-inch ring, feathers, and an assortment of beads. The finished result is absolutely gorgeous and will add a unique touch to any home.
Despite this, the kit itself isn’t overly difficult to assemble. It’s shipped from the UK, so US-based readers may have to pay a premium for shipping. You can also watch the full tutorial on YouTube for free and try to source your own materials!
Beginners Macrame Mooncatcher kit by VanirCreations
Next up is yet another of VanirCreations’ macrame kits, this time for an even more striking design. The “mooncatcher” uses a modified 16-inch MDF hoop to create a beautiful crescent moon wall hanging.
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Like before, you can choose the primary and secondary cord colors to match your taste and home decor.
This one is (understandably) a bit pricier, but you can enjoy the full tutorial for free on YouTube.
Pepperell Macrame Dream Catcher kit
This is the only mass-market option on this list of macrame kits, and to be perfectly honest, it’s a step below the other offerings in terms of design.
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The main reason I picked it is because it’s just so cheap. For less than 10 bucks, you get a complete kit to make a small dream catcher.
However, this is a great introductory option for kids! The instructions are so simple that any crafty youngster can finish their piece easily. You can buy it from Amazon below, but sometimes it’s also stocked at Hobby Lobby and other craft stores, too.
Macrame jewelry kits
Large macrame wall hangings are impressive, but if you don’t have the space to display them, they’ll gather dust in a closet somewhere. Macrame jewelry kits, on the other hand, can be enjoyed by just about anyone.
These macrame kits typically use much thinner cord to create bracelets, necklaces, and even earrings!
Here are a few of my favorite macrame jewelry kits.
Beginner’s Macrame Necklace Kit by Nifty Stitch
The great thing about macrame jewelry kits is just how little material they take for each project. This kit for a macrame necklace from Nifty Stitches includes enough rope, tubes, and beads to create three necklaces!
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On top of that, you can choose from 12 different colors in any combination. They’re also very easy to make, so they’re suitable for all ages and skill levels.
Grab this macrame kit if you want to take on a small project or gift a creative friend. These kits ship from the UK.
How To Tie A Sailor Knot Bracelet by MysticKnotwork
While it isn’t technically macrame, this bracelet kit from MysticKnotwork is close enough to qualify for this list.
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It contains everything you need to make five sailor knot bracelets in three different colors. One of those colors is white, but the other two can be selected from a wide variety of options.
This one is a great practice kit for beginners who love to gift personalized items to family and friends.
Chunky woven macrame necklace kit by Stitchingmesoftly
This macrame jewelry kit is once again for a necklace, but I’m including it because of the great color options available.
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Plus, by paying a little bit more, you can also get magnetic cord ends to fancy up your necklaces.
It includes materials for two necklaces: you can choose two colors from 12 options. Kits ship from the UK, and the Stitchingmesoftly shop has many more macrame and crochet beginner kits available.
Macrame Earring kit by KETmercantile
Next up is a funky macrame earring set from KETmercantile. They’re perfect for creating unique earrings for yourself, gifts, or even selling at vintage markets.
There are five different styles to choose from, and you can further select from four different materials. However, there is no cord included, so you’ll have to source that on your own.
The good news is that most cord sizes will work, giving you lots of freedom when it comes to design. Just be aware that having previous knowledge of knotting will be extremely helpful when creating these pieces.
Macrame Bracelet Kit by NostalgieArt
The last macrame jewelry kit I’ll feature here is another bracelet, but this time much more intricate.
It uses very thin waxed thread for small, detailed knots that hold their shape once finished. Beginners may struggle to complete this kit, so keep that in mind before buying it for a friend, family member, or yourself!
NostalgieArt has a few more macrame jewelry kits in her shop and lots of waxed thread supplies to make more pieces once you’ve mastered the steps.
Other macrame kits
If none of the macrame kits listed above catch your fancy, there are a few more interesting designs that might do the trick.
Here are four more great kits, and again you can rest assured that by buying them, you’re supporting small businesses on Etsy!
Rainbow macrame kit by FiberMile
Rainbows are a popular modern macrame design, and this macrame kit allows you to build just that.
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It has five colors of hard metal wire to shape the rainbow (with multiple options available) and written step-by-step instructions.
The finished project is roughly 15x15cm and makes a great display piece. Kits ship from the UK, but the kit is small and inexpensive, so shipping fees shouldn’t be too unreasonable.
Macrame Coaster Kit by Bean Daikon
Coasters are another fun macrame project for beginners and a perfect candidate for macrame kits. They don’t take much cord or require many knots, and there is no such thing as having too many coasters around the house!
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This macrame coaster kit includes the materials you need to make two to ten coasters, depending on which set you purchase. And you’ll undoubtedly have a lot of colors to pick from here!
Note that you will have access to a tutorial video for instructions: there are no written instructions for this kit.
This Etsy Star Seller set is shipped from Vietnam and delivered worldwide.
Macrame owl kit by DIY Macrame Store
Macrame owls are one retro design that has aged well into the modern age.
The cute wall hanging is a great intermediate-level project but is still suitable for ambitious, determined newbies.
This kit includes an owl pattern, natural cotton rope (available in beige and white), wooden beads, metal rings, a crochet hook, and a driftwood stick.
Shipping from the US, this is a fantastic project to push your skills and have an adorable owl buddy for display!
DIY Macrame Three Feather Kit by Moon Gazing Studio Art
This beautiful, elegant-packed macrame kit includes all the materials needed to create three 10-inch feathers.
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You can select from a comprehensive color catalog (you’ll be required to choose a primary and secondary color) and can even add a personalized color request if you prefer.
This enjoyable kit is easy and beginner-friendly but will look stunning and store-bought! It also makes for a very creative gift. Mind you, this isn’t the cheapest option, but the high quality of the set is well worth the cost.
Kits ship from Canada and deliver worldwide.
DIY Macrame Christmas Tree kit by Cottondreamer
Christmas is a time of year when most people decorate their homes, and the final macrame kit on this list lets you get festive with handmade goods.
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There are two types of kits available: one with a single tree and one with a set of three. Both options let you choose from a variety of colors and include step-by-step instructions.
This one ships from Australia, which can be costly (and slow) for North Americans but still won’t break the bank.
That’s it for this list of the best macrame kits you can buy! Hopefully, you’ve found the right kit for you or a great gift for a creative loved one.