It’s getting warmer and thoughts of beachy decor begin to occupy my mind. I keep seeing lots of knotted jute bottles in stores. They are just as cute as can be. With a cute
little big price tag to match. The knotting of the jute twine to go over the bottle looked pretty easy to do. It’s just knots. Sailor knots, perhaps. I so needed these bottles to go in my screened in porch where I have it decorated in a coastal theme. I have no bottles but I do have used candle jars.
I have many used candle jars sitting in my freezer, waiting for me to remove the last of the wax. I can’t bear to throw the used jars away. They can be reused for so many things. I have put more candles in them. I monogrammed one with vinyl letters for my daughter to store cotton balls. She is currently using it to store make up brushes so I need to make her another one for the cotton balls.
Removing the wax from the candle jar is so easy once it is frozen Run a butter knife around the edge of the wax and it pops right out. Peel off the stickers and wash the jar.
Get some jute twine. Cheap stuff. This project cost me zero to make. Not including the shells to fill it up which were purchased on clearance.
- Begin by tying a piece of jute twine around the top circumference of the jar. This is where you will begin to tie the jute twine strings.
- Cut 6 – 8 pieces of jute twine 3 times the measurement of the jar. I wrapped the twine around the jar three times to get the measurement. I then used that piece to cut the rest of the strings the proper length. You may need more strings depending on how large your jar is.
- I then tied each piece of twine onto the top of the jar string. I spaced each string about 2 inches. Depends on how close you want your knots to be.
- I then took two pieces of string and tied them together. Then proceeded on to the next two strings till I had worked my way around the jar. Try to keep your tying even with each row.
- The I did the same thing with the next row. This goes pretty fast.
- Once I got to the bottom of the jar, I tied another length of jute around the circumference. Like I did at the top. This is where I tied off each pair of strings. Then cut off the tails from each pair.
- Tips: You may want to use binder clips to hold the jute knots in place whole you are working on the jar. I did use a bit of clear glue on the bottom string to hold the knot. It did work its way loose after I cut off the tails.
Fill with shells or sand and a votive candle. Fast, easy, cheap project. Can’t go wrong with that.
Here it is sitting in my screened in porch under my Porch Rules sign I made last summer.
And a close up of the vignette. I just love it.
I hope you give this a try. What no cost projects have you done with used candle jars?
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