D.I.Y. Macramé Jar Holders

DIY Macrame jar holders

Trends are a funny thing – just when you think a particular style or decor is gone for good, it swings around again to be the new hottest thing. I was super skeptical about the resurgence of macrame that I’ve been seeing around lately (70s decor has never been my thing!), but as you can see, I’ve now jumped on the bandwagon. I actually love the combination of the macrame style and the natural look of jute twine. It reminds me of fishing nets and boats and sailors on old-timey ships, which is actually interesting because macrame was popular among sailors in times of yore. 

Anyway, to celebrate my change of heart, I thought I’d share a very easy D.I.Y. project with you – a simple macrame jar holder. I saw these at the market last weekend selling for a few dollars each, so this could be your road to riches – you’re welcome! ;)
two macrame jar holders
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Painted Jars

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These jars are not waterproof!!!

See that sentence above there? That sentence is important for three reasons. The first is that it shows that I am a hands-on D.I.Y. craft blogger. No aspirational re-blogs and Pinterest compilations for me. If it’s on my blog, I actually made it (or failed to make it!).

The second reason that sentence is important is because unlike some bloggers, who feel the need to present everything as though it is perfect, I am real with you, my lovely readers. I have too much respect for you to lie or photoshop the crap out of my failed projects! We, who spend our lives and our free time on the endless quest to make things, we know what it is to fail. And we are not ashamed. No. We are proud. Continue reading

Jubilant Jellybeans

jellybeans9A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about repotting my passionfruit vine. You may remember that I put it in a paint tin (it’s still there, actually) that had been filled with jellybeans. As a result, we had a slight jellybean surplus in our house, so we decided to get creative with the beans.

For the mini-beans, we cleaned up some recycled jars and sorted them by colour. Then we practised our photography skills on the pretty colours (these photos are by Mario). Continue reading

Home-made Vintage Soap Dispensers – September Short Projects

Home made vintage soap dispensersLike my last post, today’s September Short Project is part of a larger plan. If you’re a Pinterest addict like me, you may have seen the idea of turning jars into soap dispensers. I’ve always wanted to try it, and decided to give it a go in preparation for a future project – making my own soap. But first things first. Continue reading