How To Make a Knotted Macramé Glass Bottle Cover

updated Apr 30, 2019
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Bottles covered in macramé, or knotted rope, are an old school craft — the result reads either nautical or Bohemian. The netting’s an easy way to add texture and decorative pattern to a surface, and it works particularly well with glass bottles and tall vases. Learn how to do it here, and then start knotting!

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1. Tie a circle of twine around the top of the glass bottle. Don’t knot it too tight —you want to be able to tie knots around it with easy, but you can always go back and tighten them when you’re done.

2. Cut six lengths of twine that are about 4 times the height of the bottle. Don’t skimp on this — you can always trim, but you can’t add length if you run out.

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3. Loop one string around the twine circle and pull lightly to tighten. Do the same for all six strings.

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4. Space each of the strings equally around the circle and tighten the knots.

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5. Taking one strand each from two of the original knots, tie another knot about an inch or do down from the original twine circle.

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6. Continue going around and down the bottle, tying knots as you go.

Tip: Try to be consistent when tying the knots, making sure they are at roughly the same height as each other. You can do them loosely while you are working your way down the bottle , then tighten them when you are comfortable with the placement.

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7. When you’ve worked your way all the way down the bottle, tie another twine circle around the base of the bottle.

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8. Tie the two ends from each knot to the bottom twine circle, using a similar loop as the top twine circle.

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9. You can secure the bottom twine ring with little dabs of glue, to keep it in place.

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