Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Beach Inspired Jute Lantern

Yesterday, I saw some beachy nautical lanterns in the store and thought of making my own version of it. It turned out great and that too, in a fraction of the price that it was selling for..:)  And I'll show you how easy it was to make.

I already had everything I needed. I used an empty pasta sauce bottle, which I cleaned and washed removing the labels and making it sparkling clean and I always have jute rope in my craft stash..:)

You'll need:
- Bottle
- Jute Rope
- Glue

- Loosely tie the jute rope around the neck of the bottle. Do not tie a knot yet. You will be attaching the vertical ropes to this and it will be easier if this rope is not tight right now. You can tie the knot after attaching all the vertical pieces to it.

-  For vertical pieces, cut 8 pieces of ropes, 6 times the height of the bottle. Take one piece of rope and fold in half. Take the looped end and slip under the rope around the neck of the bottle, like the picture below.

- Next bring the ends of the rope and slip through the loop and make it tight.

- Do it for all the remaining vertical pieces.

- Now that you have all the vertical pieces attached. You can tie the knot to the rope around the neck to make it tight. Cut off the excess

- Time to start weaving the vertical pieces. Take one rope each from two adjacent vertical strands and make a knot, like the pictures below.

Pull it to make a knot.

- Keep repeating the same process to tie the knots for the remaining ropes. Make sure to keep all he knots at the same height.

- Repeat the same steps for the next row of knots and keep going till you go all the way to the bottom of the bottle. For the bottom of the bottle, I kept going even below the bottle and ended by tying knots and gluing the ends so that the knots do not open up.

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  1. Cute project! Beachy candle-y stuff is my favorite! If my husband would let me, I'd have this kind of thing ALL over my home

    1. hahaha.. I love beachy stuff too, its just so relaxing..
      Thank you for stopping by Ashley!

  2. You are welcome Melissa! Thank you for the visit..:)

  3. Thanks for the tutorial. I've been wanting to figure out how to make these jute-embellished jars for awhile, now. I'm pinning so that I can try this.
    Carol ("Mimi") from Home with Mimi

    1. Glad to know that you can use my tutorial to make these jars. Thanks Mimi..:)

  4. Great tutorial. I have been wondering how these were made. Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

  5. So cute! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  6. Thank you Jess, would love to..:)

  7. I love the way you dressed up the jar. It's so perfect for summer.
    Thanks for sharing this at C&C with J&J.

    1. Thank you Julie for your sweet comment..:)

  8. That is really cute! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  9. So simple but effective and it would look great in our beachside apartment. Thanks for sharing your DIY idea with us at #overthemoon.

  10. It looks lovely. Thank you for the tutorial on making those knots. Added to The Really Crafty Link Party Pinterest board!