What’s up friends! It’s spring break week in my neck of the woods, which means Marley is spending this week with her dad and I can (hopefully) make more progress on her Boho Room Makeover! Today I want to show you a fun DIY that I made as a room accent for her – DIY Macrame “Boho” Candle Lanterns! I originally shared this tutorial on The Yellow Bliss Road a couple months ago but didn’t want y’all to miss it!
I’m kind of addicted to mason jars, and love to find new ways to use them in my craft and DIY projects, so I thought it would be fun to turn them into candle lanterns, but needed a creative way to hang them.
Macrame! It’s a lot easier than you might think, so let’s get started:
Grab a loooooong piece of paracord (you’ll need several feet), a ring, and scissors.
I didn’t measure exactly, but I stretched the paracord across the entire length of my outstretched arms, fingertip to fingertip. The longer, the better. You’ll need 5 pieces of paracord that length.
Once you’ve cut your strings, grab a lighter and carefully apply heat to the ends until they are sealed to avoid fraying.
Pull all 5 strings through the ring, pulling the ring to the middle of the string, then tie a big knot. Pull it tight.
Lay it out flat, then separate the strings into pairs. About 1/3 of the way down, tie a knot in each set of two strings, as in the photo above.
Now tie knots in the adjacent two strings, as above. You’ll have one string on each side left all by itself – simply tie these two together.
Now tie all of the strings together again at the end, and pull tight.
Grab your mason jars and insert them into your macrame boho candle lantern holder, and you’re all set! I used some gold puff paint to dress mine up a bit, for added flair.
You could also use these to hang flowers – wouldn’t that be so pretty?!
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