I absolutely love macrame. To me, the nautical-looking net pattern is reminiscent of my days in coastal South Carolina. Besides the beach-y look of these containers, they’re so easy and inexpensive to make which makes them a simple and economical DIY!
How To Make Macrame Glass Jars
- Glass container with a lid–the one I used I found for a few dollars at my local store. However I’m sure you could always find some at your local thrift store. The one I used was approximately the size of a pickle jar.
- Twine–This is also something that I picked up pretty inexpensively at my local store in the craft section. You will approximately 30 feet depending on how big your container is. I found that 6’ was the perfect length to cover a “pickle-jar” sized container.
- Ruler–You will need a ruler in order to measure out the twine you’ll use, as well as to measure where to place knots in the string.
- Scissors-these will be used to cut the string
- Hot Glue Gun–Hot glue will be used to secure the macrame netting to the container.
Using a ruler measure out 5 6’ pieces of twine and cut with scissors.
Holding all 5 of the strings, fold them in half and create a slip knot in the middle of the string. This should create 10 3’ sections
Using a ruler, take two of the 10 strings and measure about 2’’ from the original knot and place a knot in the strings at this point.
Repeat step 3 on the remaining strings.
Using a ruler, take one of the stings and measure 2’’ from the new knot and grabbing another string directly next to the current string, create a knot in the string at this point.
Repeat step 5 on the remaining sections, making sure to make the knots by tying them with another nearby string.
Repeat step 6 until the macrame netting will cover the container. You may want to check and make sure that the netting will fit your container frequently.
Once the netting is the desired length, place it on the container and then turn the container upside down.
Using a hot glue gun, glue the strings at the bottom of the container, near the original knot.
Continue to glue these strings until they are completely glued to the bottom of the container.
Then, using scissors, cut the original knot from the bottom of the container. Cutting this knot should allow the container to be turned upright.
Then, using scissors, cut directly above where the final knot near the top of the container is.
Continue step 12 until all of the loose strings have been cut from the container.
Then, use the hot glue gun to secure the knots to the top of the container. Make sure that the knots are placed where it still allows the lid to be shut.
Congratulations, you have now created a gorgeous nautical-inspired macrame container that can hold anything from shells, pencils, or your favorite…candy!
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