Mason jars are being cut like crazy around here. Today I am showing you how to make this easy macrame mason jar hanging planter. I have always wanted to make a macrame planter like this, and have finally marked it off of my to do list. It was super simple and fast to make. I truly thought it would be a long, complicated process and am pleased to report I was wrong! If you can count to five and tie a knot, you can make this. Let’s go!
Mason Jar with bottom 1/3 cut off (How to cut mason jars)
Butane Micro Torch or Candle and Lighter
Bucket of Cold Water
Cut 5 pieces of twine, each six feet in length.
Tie a knot in the middle, leaving a loop at the top for hanging by chain.
Tie the pairs of strings together to make five knots about 4 inches down from the big knot you made. In the photo I have completed 2 knots and the third one is in progress. Tie all 5 pairs of string into 5 knots.
Now you will be making your hanger into a cylinder by joining the outer edges. About 1.5 inches down from previous knots, tie knots with pairs using one strand from each adjacent knot. For the final knot, tie the remaining string on each outer side (at the black arrows in the photo) together. You have a tube.
Repeat this step one or two more times, depending on how tall your planter is. You can insert your jar or other container into the planter to determine if you want another row of knots. I aligned mine so that the first row of knots is at the top of the container and decided that I would like one more row.
When you are happy with the number of knot rows, Insert plater and gather strands at the base of it to determine where to tie your final knot.
Tie the knot at the base, insert chain in top loop of planter and hang! (These last two pics are with a different container, but it is the same process for a mason jar. Sorry about the graininess!).