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Nautical-Inspired Fishnet Mason Jar Tutorial

This nautical net jar is the perfect way to display any sand or shells you brought back from your last beach getaway. Grab your jute and mason jar and let’s get knotting!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 Minutes
Age range: 8 and Up

Things you’ll need:
Mason jar
Jute wire rope
Hot glue gun
Glue sticks

Things to do:
1. The first step is creating an anchor for your macrame. Measure the neck of your jar and cut a piece of jute that’s 3-4 inches longer than your measurement.
2. Cut ten 32-inch pieces of jute.
3. Next we’re going to start our macrame. Fold your longer pieces of jute in half and knot them on the shorter, anchor piece.
4. When all of your knots are secured, tie the anchor piece around the neck of your mason jar.
5. Now we get to start knotting! Grab two strings that are near each other and tie them in a knot 1/2-inch from the top of the jar. Repeat this step around the jar until all of the strings have been tied.
6. Move another 1/2-inch down the jar and start another row of knots, creating a diamond shape. Repeat this step around the jar until all of the strings have been tied.
7. Repeat the knotting pattern until you reach the bottom of your mason jar.
8. When you’ve completed your macrame, we’re going to bind off and finish the project. Cut a short length of jute, roughly 5 inches, and tie it in a circle. The circle should be slightly smaller than the bottom of the mason jar.
9. Tie the ends of your jute around the circle and trim any excess length.
10. To finish your fishnet jar, wrap a thick piece of jute around the neck of the jar and secure with hot glue.

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