My sister-in-law Michelle is one of those people that is super crafty and can make just about anything she sees. Yeah, I don’t know what it’s like either. But she is here to share with us one of her recent craft projects that is simple enough that I even did it! I love how versatile it is since you can pick the color of the jar and what goes in it – candy, rocks, candles – you name it! I’ll let her explain the rest…
– mason jar or vase
– food dye
– hemp rope
– Modge Podge (Elmer’s glue also works)
– small sponge brush
– paper plate
– hot glue gun
Be sure that you are working with a clean and dry jar. If it has any dirt or water spots on it, the Elmer’s Glue will bubble. Start by pouring 4 TBPS of Elmer’s glue into a disposable container. Mix in 3-4 drops of green and blue food dye until you have the color you want. Place the jar face down on the paper plate. Using the sponge brush, paint the glue mixture on the jar starting at the bottom. Try to paint as straight as you can, and try to avoid any excess lines of glue. The glue will appear streaky at first, but it will even out after it dries. Paint 2-3 coats for desired color, let it dry between coats.
Once your jar is dry, cut 4 pieces of hemp rope 2 ft long. Start by tying one piece around the neck of the jar so that both tails of the rope are even. Continue to tie on the other 3 pieces. There should be 4 knots at the neck that are evenly spaced. You will have 8 string tails total. Tie knots around the jar by taking one tail from each knot. For tight netting, put a dot of hot glue under each knot to hold it in place. After you have tied all your knots, cut off the extra rope and glue the ends to the bottom of the jar. You’re done!