Mason Jar Macrame Plant Holder and Giveaway

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Growing up in the 70's meant making lots of macrame crafts. We had several woven art pieces hanging on the walls around the house as did most people. And now macrame is making a comeback after being out of style for a couple of decades. Once again, everything old is new again! Today I'm showing you how I made a super simple plant hanger with a just couple of very inexpensive items. Oh, and I'm giving away a case of mason jars!



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You'll love how simple this project is. It takes about 30 minutes to complete.




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And here's how you make it.



Step 1 Cut 8 equal lengths of twine approximately 4' long. You can vary the length depending on how low you want the planter to hang.

Step 2  Tie all 8 strands into a knot near one end of the strands. You can leave the ends as long as you want. We wanted a little "tail" for the planter so we left about 8".

Step 3  Take 2 strands and tie them in a knot 2 -3" from the large knot. Repeat for the other strands, giving you 4 pairs. Make sure the size is right for your planter. The distance between the knots should be closer together for small planters and can be further apart for large ones.



Step 4 Slip a bead over the end of each pair of strands pulling it up next to the knot. Tie another knot at the end of the bead to keep it in place. 



Step 5  Take one strand from each pair and tie it in a knot with a strand from another pair approximately 2 - 3" from the first bead. After the new pairs have been tied into knots, add another bead to each pair and a knot at the edge of the bead to keep it in place. Repeat this step and add as many rows of beads as you want. 




Step 6 After you've added all the knots and beads you want, tie all the strands together, forming a loop. You can hang this on a hook from the ceiling or anything else you wish to hang your plant holder from. Easy as pie!


Here's the finished plant holder hanging in our youngest daughter's room. Looking at it now, I wish I had made the first knots closer to the bottom so there could be one more row. Oh well. It's easy enough to make another one it I decide to.



We've been on a succulent kick lately and planted a couple of small ones in the mason jar.




This is just one of several unique items we used to plant baby succulents in. Stay tuned for an upcoming post where we'll share some other fun items to use as planters.


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And now for the giveaway!

Have you ever done any canning? I made my very first batch of jam earlier this year and will definitely be doing more. I canned apricot preserves and they were a hit. And it was actually pretty easy to do!

Here's a great chance for you to try canning or get creative with Ball brand jars. As part of a promotion for the International-Can-It-Forward Day, one lucky reader will receive a coupon for a case of Ball Brand Jars. (US residents only). What's International-Can-It-Forward Day? Glad you asked!



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For the giveaway, follow the instructions below. Good luck! 


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Winner will be notified via email and will have 24 hours to reply. If no reply is received within 24 hours another winner will be selected.





XOXOX,


Angie


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14 comments

  1. Love mason jars and using them in unusual ways!! The plant holder is a great idea.

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  2. So true - everything comes back in style.
    I would give the jars to my friend who cans - and hope she will then share her canned goods with me! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  3. I use Mason jars for canning produce and soup, storing buttons, and for decoration!!!

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  4. I use canning jars for everything too! Jelly, gifts, storing things, using it for desserts and decorating.

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  5. I would use them at my nieces wedding !!! TY

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  6. I love learning new ways to display jars!

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  7. I would use these jars to can our tomatoes in, as we have canned tomato juice and green beans and now it is time for tomatoes!!!

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  8. I would use it for canning as well as crafts

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  9. I would be using them to can salsa or pickled string beans. Thanks for the chance!

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  10. I would use the mason jars to make cupcakes in a jar, as well as crafting! thank you for a chance to win!

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  11. Crafts and organization!

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  12. I would use them for anything and everything, I love jars!!

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  13. everything!! would like to do an organization project with this set though! :D

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  14. I would use them for crafts and they would be awesome for outdoor hanging flower vases for a party!

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