DIY Macrame Candle Lanterns

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!

DIY Boho Candle Lanterns  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceI’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:

DIY Boho Candle Lanterns  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceGrab 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.

DIY Boho Candle Lanterns  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceOnce you’ve cut your strings, grab a lighter and carefully apply heat to the ends until they are sealed to avoid fraying.

DIY Boho Candle Lanterns  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GracePull all 5 strings through the ring, pulling the ring to the middle of the string, then tie a big knot.  Pull it tight.

DIY Boho Candle Lanterns  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceLay 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.

DIY Boho Candle Lanterns  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceNow 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.

DIY Boho Candle Lanterns  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceNow tie all of the strings together again at the end, and pull tight.

DIY Boho Candle Lanterns  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceGrab 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.

DIY Boho Candle Lanterns  |  Sweet Tea & Saving GraceYou could also use these to hang flowers – wouldn’t that be so pretty?!

For more mason jar inspiration, try these Mason Jar Pendant Lights, or these super cute Party Favors!

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8 Responses

  1. I really like the red netted candle holder. There just something extra special about a candle holder that can hang from the ceiling. Nowadays, every candle comes in a regular jar or on a plate of some sort. I’d love to know where I can get that red netted holder.

  2. Mason jars make very cute looking candle lanterns. I like how you used the small rope to hold it up. Personally, I think I would like the look of the rope holding up other sorts of candle lanterns too.

  3. Mason jars and a bit of rope is a good at being able to make candle lanterns. I think having these ones inside the home, and then outside put some metal ones. It would be nice to find a home with those outside ones already, but it’s not a deal breaker otherwise.


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