Thursday, June 24, 2021

DIY Woven Yogurt Jar Hanger

 


Oui Yogurt is the bomb! And if you've never tasted it, you're truly missing out on the best yogurt there is! I like the peach flavor the best, but all of the flavors are very tasty! Heavenly creamy and thick with fresh fruit flavor! And the best part, the yogurt comes in the cutest shaped glass jar - perfect for unlimited types of crafts - just look on Pinterest!  Naturally, I've collected lots of jars - bag fulls, in fact! But I don't think I'll ever use them all! But here's an easy craft I want to share with you - a woven jar hanger! Perfect for flowers, succulents or any type of small plants or anything you might want to put in an adorable small jar and hang up! And have you noticed woven accessories are everywhere!

So let's get started! 

Gather: 

  • Oui jar
  • Cord - 109 yds cotton macrame cord 3mm
  • Heavy duty scissors
  • Tape measure/ruler
  • Hot glue/glue sticks
  • Large eye blunt needle
Just so you know, I am not a precise crafter. Many times I just eye-ball measurements and this is one of those times! The Oui glass jar is wider on the bottom and gets narrower as you move up to the opening, so exact measurements can be difficult. Anyway, turn the jar upside down and measure from slightly inside the bottom edge down to the top of the jar (which is now the bottom) adding a couple of extra inches (10") and then double the amount of the cord (20") - and fold the cord in half. The folded cord is 10" long. I used a ruler to measure and cut the cords. 

I initially thought if I glued down the folded cord in clockwise positions, and fill in-between, I would have an equal amount of spaces to glue on the cords. But once I got started, it didn't quite work out that way. As you can see, I glued the folded cords at the 12, 3, 6, and 9 positions.

Then fill in between with more folded cords glued on  .  .  .

until all the open spaces between the sections were filled with glued double cords. You can see that there were gaps showing in some of the sections. I should have just started at the twelve o'clock spot and glued the folded cords, side by side, all the way around. Oh well!

 Next, measure around the glass jar (circumference) at the widest spot on the bottom by loosely wrapping the cord around twice and then folding it in half. Because the glass is larger around the bottom and gets narrower toward the top opening, I measured each cord separately and didn't cut all of them at once. 

Begin weaving each row near the same area - first, by picking up one folded glued cord away from the glass and gluing down the cord under it horizontally. 
Then begin by weaving over and under the vertical cords as you move around the glass jar.   The horizontal cords should end at the place where you began - gluing in place (under the vertical cords) cutting off any excess cords.

Start the next row adjacent to the beginning row and continue weaving over and under, moving around the jar, as before. Be sure to lift the folded cord up as far as you can to avoid unnecessary gaps in the weaving.
As you weave, glue cords to glass and pull straight in place until set.


Continue weaving each row, as before until .  .  .
reaching the top glass edge, then turn glass jar right side up and smooth up the cords.
Glue down the smoothed cords over the edge of the glass and let dry.
To add hanging cords, measure how long you want them to be and double the cords. Decide where the hanging cords should go (equally on jar). Then thread the cord end through a wide eyed blunt needle and insert through top woven double cord, pulling needle through to attach hanging cord. Double cord and glue in place, making sure vertical cords are glued down, too. Repeat for second hanging cord.
Once the hanging cords are secured and glue is dry, cut off excess cords around jar. 
Tie cords at the top for hanging.











Welcome to our monthly Creative Craft Blog Hop - Summer Edition!   I've teamed up with a talented group of creative bloggers to bring you lots of wonderful ideas and inspirations!  Our regular hosts are on hiatus for the summer and Sara @Birdz of a Feather volunteered to take over! Thanks, Sara! 


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15 comments:

  1. I love Oui yogurt too Gail, and do save some of the jars to upcycle~your jar hanger is super cute and clever! You always share such a detailed tutorial, thank you and Happy Summer!
    Jenna

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    1. Thanks, Jenna! I can get carried away trying to explain things sometimes! Lol! I have so many of those jars, I might have to start throwing some out - at least that's what I tell hubby!

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  2. Gail, This is just too clever and cute! Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought to weave a holder for a jar! So happy to be hopping with you again, Happy Thursday ♥

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    1. Thanks so much, Mary! It's a fun way to keep me busy! And I really love this craft hop and everyone who takes part in it! A great group of creative ladies, including you!

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  3. This is stunning Gail! I'd buy the yoghurt just for the glass jar - lol!

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    1. Thanks, Sara! I'm sure some people do! It really is a great tasting yogurt! Thank you for taking over the hop for the summer! You always offer and manage to take charge when there is a need and that's a wonderful trait to have! Blessings!

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    2. You're welcome Gail and that so sweet of you to say! It's always a pleasure to help out :)

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  4. You always amaze me with your creativity. Love this Gail. Very pretty.

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  5. Gail, what a creative way to repurpose yogurt jars--I love the yogurt too! ;) Pinning!

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  6. This is so cute! Great craft idea. Lots of possibilities for filling the jar!

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  7. Gail, just had a Oui Yogurt last night and was wondering what to do with the jar. Making your jar hanger would be so cute hanging in the screened room with a tiny plant tucked into it.
    Great inspiration!

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  8. I love this project, Gail! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's.

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  9. Darling pot hanger. I also love Qui yogurt, You always amaze me with your creative crafts,

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  10. Gail, this is adorable! I also enjoy Oui yogurt and would love to try to make this. Thank you for the inspiration! It is always fun to hop with you!

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  11. This is my personal favorite from last week’s Funtastic Friday, also pinned to the FF board! Thanks for sharing great such great content! Stop by and see what’s new, this week! And thanks again. Melynda@ScratchMadeFood! & DIY Homemade Household

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