A DIY macrame jar hanger tutorial that you can make with minimal macrame knots and it only takes about 5 minutes. These look beautiful hung from a tree or umbrella for your summer parties.
Macrame is still as popular as ever!
Today I’m going to show you how to make these DIY Macrame Jar Hangers in literally 5 minutes! And – I used leftover yogurt jars. So, no need to buy any fancy jars or equipment for this project.
These look so pretty – I’m obsessing over them. It will cost you a few jars or yogurt and some macrame cord. Easy, inexpensive and beautiful.
I’m a little bit obsessed with this macrame DIY project I just did. They look so pretty and I can’t believe how easy and quick it was.
Macrame is one of those things that looks really complicated until you actually sit down and try it and then you realize it’s not really that hard.
It just takes a bit of concentration.
This was my first time trying macrame and I wanted to keep it as simple as ever.
I literally knocked this project out in like 20 minutes! Each macrame jar hanger took about 5 minutes and I made a total of 4.
But I want more now. 🙂
Look how pretty!
Side note: I found macrame to be a very therapeutic activity. It’s like knitting. Sitting there and focusing on nothing but tying your knots. It’s amazing how calming and soothing it is.
And here’s another really fun part of this project …
I used Yoplait Oui Yogurt Jars.
Have you guys seen these little french yogurt jars in the grocery store? They are so charming and I knew I wanted to do a project with them.
I ended up eating four jars of Oui yogurt in about two days. LOL.
It’s good. And you feel very special eating yogurt out of little glass jars. Try it. I feel like I need a special little yogurt spoon. Once you hold these adorable little jars in your hands – you will understand.
By the way, I recommend you check out my post on basic macrame knots: step by step guide. I’ve even included a FREE handy pdf document for you to download and refer to. You’ll be able to make even more macrame things for your home.
Ok, back to the project.
Let’s get started, shall we?
Things You’ll Need:
- Jars (In case you skipped ahead, I used Yoplait Oui Yogurt Jars)
- Macrame Cording – I used this macrame cording and it worked great.
- Fairy lights to stuff in the jars when you are done. I used these battery operated fairy lights. (I find putting a real candle in there to be a bit scary so be careful).
Tutorial for a DIY Macrame Jar Hanger
Do you have 5 minutes? That’s all this will take.
I separated this out into baby steps but don’t let that overwhelm you. Trust me, once you get going, it doesn’t take long!
One thing to note which might be obvious but I’m mentioning it anyways: I washed my yogurt jars and took the stickers off. I plan on using a bit of goo gone to get all the sticker residue off but my goo gone is currently packed away.
Step 1: Measure out your cording. You can make this as long or short as you want. Here’s the exact formula I used which I found on Pinterest somewhere.
Length of hanger x 2 + length of jar + 10 inches. I chose 18 inches for my hanger length, so I measured that out with the cord twice, then added on the height of my jar, then added another 10 inches and cut my cord there.
I found this length to be MORE than enough!
Step 2 : Now that you have your first piece of cording cut, you want to cut three more pieces the exact same length. For a total of four equal pieces of cording.
Step 3 : Fold the cords in half. Tie a knot at the top of the fold. This will be the cute little hanger part. Clean up the knot by tugging on the cords so it’s nice and neat.
Step 4 : Now hang it up on something – a cabinet knob, a doorknob etc. I found it much easier to tie the knots when it was hanging (although for this tutorial I laid it out so it was easier for you to see.)
Step 5 : Take any two cords and tie a knot a little ways down. Do this with each one until you have something like this. Make the knots even all the way around.
Step 6: Now. Take two of the knots you just made and grab one cord from each one of those knots and tie those cords together with another knot.
Go all the way around until you have four knots. Make sure they are all equal. This will be your second row of knots and you will see the hanger start forming.
This is your light bulb moment!
Step 7: Repeat step 6 and make another, third row of knots. With these little jars, I found three rows of knots to be the best.
Step 8: Put your little jar in there and make sure it fits. If it doesn’t, then just adjust your knots a bit or stretch them out as much as you can.
If it does fit in there – then just tie all the loose ends at the bottom into a big knot. This big knot will be the bottom of your jar hanger.
Step 9 : You can trim the excess hanging from the knot or keep it long. Stuff each jar with the fairy lights. Now hang em’ up and enjoy.
How dreamy are these?
You can hang them from your outdoor umbrella. I actually hung them from our tree out back and it looked pretty dang amazing.
It’s official. I’m obsessed with Macrame now.
These would be perfect for all those summer parties you are planning.
Or, hang them from the ceiling in a kids room for a boho look. It would make a really cute little night light if you get some dimmer fairy lights.
I really hope you guys enjoyed this diy macrame jar hanger tutorial! say that three times fast…
And if you want to take a look at more macrame projects – check out these macrame projects for the beginner. Lots of great ideas to be found there.
Thank you so much visiting with me today.
Karen Sloan is the founder, editor and syndicated content writer of www.decorhint.com. She offers hints of inspiration for everyday living, including home ideas, DIY projects and lifestyle content. Her work has appeared on Google News, MSN, Pioneer Woman, Apartment Therapy, and Bustle, among others.