5 Fantastic Uses for Macrame Cut Offs

You’re creating ‘, you’re makin’ and if you are anything like me, you’re not mathin’ out those macrame rope ratios! Why? Because for some of us in the population, math makes our brains go all mushy. So, what’s a waste-conscious, cost-conscious maker to do? Reuse and recycle those pieces!


Above are cut off remnants of made pieces. All of the rope I use for repurposing is cotton rope available here.

And let me tell you what they became and 4 other uses for your cut offs in no particular order.

1. Macrame Feathers

2. Chunky Boho Rug

3. Macrame Tassels

4. Wreath

5. Fuzzy Pom Wall Hanging

Cast offs can be used to add texture and dimension to your wall hangings, tapestries or plant hangers. So here go the top pieces that I have used cast offs for in a big way!

5. Fuzzy Pom Pom Macrame Wall Hanging

So, to make pom poms I just set aside all of the left over cut scraps of macrame hangings and plant hangers made for customers. After a while, there are quite a few of different thicknesses. I used the fork method in making the pom poms. I have never had much luck with the pom pom makers that you can buy. I find them to be cumbersome, but that’s just me. Plus, I have forks already so why not use what I have on hand. I basically made X amount of pom poms, which I’m not gonna lie, this took a considerable anount of time, like 2 hours. Then, I tied random pieces of long scraps together and created a middle macrame scrap design by tying leftover pieces end to end in a connector knot.

And voila, a lovely, textured hanging has come to life! Above ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿพ is a photo from my Etsy shop where I used to sell this item.

4. Wreath

So, every front door needs a wreath, right? And here is my take on a macrame wreath. Bought the ring on the cheap at Michael’s in the floral section, and just added leftover scraps. Basically, I just tied the rope piece around once and then tie a knot and pull the fringies to the front. Work all the way around making sure to crowd the spots so that it all looks filled in. Lastly, I added some floral pieces for a spring flair.

3. Macrame Tassels

Tassels are a lovely addition to a door knob, curtain, earring or wall hanging. Also made from cast offs. Juat check out this great how to video and you can make some gorgeous accessories or add depth to your macrame with tassels without wasting.

2. Chunky Boho Rug

ed74daf1-a8aa-454b-9ded-7cf6db88e8bc-1So, this is my take on the “rag rug” which is popular in country chic and rustic decor. I’m more California Dreamin’ in my vibe though so all roads lead to boho style. This rug is made out of just tying together many, many, many leftover pieces to make basically leftover chunky rope yarn. Zero waste, zero extra dollars and extra fast to make.

1. Macrame Feathers


Feathers are everywhere last year and look oh so chic. They also can be quickly made from scrap yarn or rope. One of my most sought after accessories at a christmas vending fair last year was some made out of chunky yarn. However, we’re talking about cast offs, so they look just as great added to macrame wall hangings or on their own as earrings. They whip up in like 15-20 minutes. Pretty cool eh?

Hope you all share your “cast off” makes with me over on IG: ellainthemoon

Happy Making ๐ŸŒš๐ŸŒ™

5 thoughts on “5 Fantastic Uses for Macrame Cut Offs

  1. Please Please Please share how to make the rug, its amazing and I have WAY too many scraps.
    Found your blog through searching macrame scraps.. thankyou in advance


      1. Oh dear!!! I hope He/She is as well as can be and doesn’t get too sick.. its terrifying!
        Thankyou.. will keep checking back, stay safe!


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