Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Making a Demijohn

Did you see those awesome Demijohn's in the Ballard Catalog?
Aren't they beautiful?!


Well I can do that! 
I was the macrame champion of 1977...
Not really but I macramed my little heart out back then....

Here's a great antique bottle...


Perfect!

So here goes...
First I wrapped the waxed string around the spout about 5 times...
Then I hitched on about 10 lengths of string, they should be about three times the length of the bottle. Make square knots tying together 2 pieces of string, one from the left and one from the right.

Move over to the next two pieces, and keep going around the bottle.


Make your knots farther apart as you get
 to the wider part of the bottle...


When you get to the bottom, pull your knots tight again...


And end off your pieces of string with tight knots.




Materials for this project:
string
bottle
Very Cool!


29 comments:

  1. By golly you are amazing! A little tea staining might be fun too.

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  2. Wow! Love this! Visiting from Savvy Southern Style.

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  3. great job!

    better memory... i used to do it too, egads i wouldn't even remember to buy string now, much less HOW to do it!

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  4. I would never have looked at that photo in Ballard's and thought to replicate it. You did an excellent job. I like the way your mind works!

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  5. Love love love this..... Of course!!!! lol Like I keep saying.....you never disappoint.:)

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  6. Absolutely great idea! And, I have some leftover macrame string from those days of yore. I have some bottles that need picking up. Thanks for the demo. Come visit when you can.

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  7. Susan, I remember those Macrame days! This is a great tutorial. I bet this cover would look great on a glass ball too!
    Wonderful!
    Yvonne

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  8. Great job! Hey, I used to do macrame. I should be able to handle this - but that would mean actually doing something. LOL
    'hugs from afar'

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  9. Gosh! thanks for posting the "how to" of doing that...it looks so complicated to do but you made it seem "do-able". I never learned how to macrame but I sure do remember those hanging flower pot holders that everyone had (was that popular in the 1970's?).

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  10. Looks great! Thanks for linking to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

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  11. Brilllllliant! Have to pull out my macrame skills from high school art class! :)

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  12. Well, aren't you the smartest. I don't thing I am patient enough to do that. Thanks for sharing at WUW.

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  13. That looks so good. I haven't done any macrame in years--- probably since 1977!
    Your bottle was perfect for this project.

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  14. So cool! I love that instead of buying the one you saw, you recreated it!

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  15. Well, shut the front door! This is super-clever! Now I just have to find a really cool bottle. I'm a new follower and can't wait to see what other "cleverness" you have going on. I'm not as clever as you, but if you want to follow back, that would be fun!
    CAS

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  16. I love this! I had no idea how to make one of these, and I've been admiring them for awhile. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  17. NICE- I love the look of that, thanks for the tutorial :)

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  18. Oh what macrame memories you brought to my mind today! lol! Love this project, too! Easy and very chic! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  19. I have been wondering how to do this! Thanks so much!

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  20. That was a super smart idea. I did some macrame too. That was a long time ago. Great project! Thanks for linking it to HSH!
    Sherry

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  21. Yours looks JUST like Ballards - it's actually SO much better because you did it yourself! I love it! I remember the whole macrame craze of the 70s also - I distinctly remember making a macrame plant hanger with the twine hanging from my roommate's upper bunk while I worked on it. Back then there was no internet, let alone BLOGS! We've come a long way!

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  22. Awesome-I used to macrame, too. Cheers

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  23. This is really kewl...
    I'm inviting you to add this to our linking party at
    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/07/american-pickers-with-linking-party.html
    Have a great weekend,
    Maggie

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  24. Hi, friend! You've got so much creativity here and I'm admiring them all. Can you please share your creative posts at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there :)

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  25. I'm so honored that you chose to join the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop. Thank you for adding this special masterpiece to rock my party :)

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  26. Hi I hope you are well, I think you could be a macrome champ,no doubt ! I inadvertently made one of these last week, I talk about it on my post today... :)
    Great work on your knockoff ! xo
    Lucy

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