What do I need to start making macrame? To start making macrame, you need some macrame cord or string and some scissors. Depending on the project, you may need some macrame accessories like a dowel or a ring. Our macrame kits and supplies are here to help you get your macrame DIY on. We have a variety of products for your next macrame DIY project - from 3mm single twist and 3mm 3 ply macrame string to wood rings for your macrame plant hanger DIY. We also have dowels for making macrame wall hangings and some metal hoops for making ornaments or dreamcatchers.