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Hanging Macrame Candle Holders

Posted by  ·  April 28, 2013  ·  Last Updated: April 28, 2013

I love hanging lights! From lanterns to lights strung through trees I think lights make an outdoor space so warm and inviting!

macrame hanging candle holder

How to make a Hanging Macrame Candle Holder

These hanging macrame candle holders are so simple to make.  Lowe’s has everything needed. Lowe’s has an amazing array of colorful nylon cord. Can you imagine?….these candle holders could be made to match any decor or party.  I am thinking red, white and blue for the Fourth of July!
macrame candle holder supplies

Not in to color? Twine would make beautiful natural looking holders!

So grab some nylon cord and some glass light bulb covers (found in the lighting section) and you are ready to go. You will also need a metal ring for each holder.

Cut the cord into 5 pieces each 75 inches long.

Gather the cords together and feed through the metal ring. Place ring at the center of the cords and tie a knot below the ring.

macrame candle holder  instructions

Take two cords next to each other and tie a knot 8  to 10 inches down. Do this to all the cords (5 knots).

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Take a section and measure about 2 inches below the knot. Tie one of the cords from that section to one of the cords from the next section. Do this for all sections, until each piece is tied.

macrame candle holder

Gather all the cords together and measure about 4 inches down and tie a knot.

macrame hanging holder

Place glass light bulb cover in the holder, add a candle and hang from a sturdy branch!

hanging macrame candle holders

If you are looking for ideas to beautify your outdoor space Lowe’s has all the tools you need to be creative. Check out their Lowe’s Creative Ideas blog and be inspired! You can find Lowe’s Creative Ideas on Facebook and don’t forget to pick up a FREE Subscription to Lowe’s Creative Ideas Magazine. Their magazine is fabulous!

 Or, now available for the iPad, the FREE Lowe’s Creative Ideas App gives you full access to the most recent magazine issues. Get all the exciting project ideas, helpful videos and loads of bonus content wherever you go!


Thank you Lowe’s for being my go to place and for supplying me with a gift card for this project!

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  1. Tuesday, February 16th, 2016
    This is just awesome, i will definitely try this. Thanks for sharing!!
  2. Wednesday, June 17th, 2015
    Thanks for sharing this.. i've tried to do the rope ties before on a bottle but everytime I tried the rope just wasn't enough.. Will defo be trying this wihth the poly cord asap and can't wait to hang lights on the trees in the gardens of friends and family..
  3. Thursday, July 10th, 2014
    I am definitely having a 70's flashback! I used to make these all of the time for hanging plants. I never thought of using them to hang candle jars. What a great idea! I have twine, I have jars, I have candles. Looks like a fun weekend project!!
  4. may baxter
    Friday, January 3rd, 2014
    thank you for this, I love them, have sent for some red cord I can,t wait for it to come I shall make them for everyone
  5. Joy Smith
    Friday, November 8th, 2013
    Made mine today. Easy Peezy :-) Made it out of hemp cording. FYI, don't try lighting the candle on a slightly windy day with one of those long lighters. Hehe, it went PAHHHHH, burning the little loose strings of the hemp :-) Got my attention, hehe. Just pull them aside to light and it works fine. It remained lit even with the windy day :-)
  6. Saturday, October 19th, 2013
    This was a great project. It took me about 35 minutes to complete. It was a lot of fun. I am going to make another one but I am going to tie more knots in this one making a tighter net.
  7. emily
    Thursday, June 6th, 2013
    im just ending my year for 6th grade and im gonna hold a party for m friends at my house. i have a very small house and an extremly foresty are so this is PERFECT! thank you!!!!!
  8. Keri
    Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
    I love this idea. I have also been looking for a macramé pattern to hang a plant in my bathroom. lol I think I may do several of these and use the fake candles, which you can turn on and off by remote control. I love those. If it isn't bright enough I will use real candles. Thank so much for the great ideas.
  9. Monday, April 29th, 2013
    lovely candle holders!!! these would be perfect on the beachside... :D
  10. kitblu
    Sunday, April 28th, 2013
    Light bulb holders? Could I use mason jars? I haven't done macrame for years but these would look great on my front verandah!
    • Sunday, April 28th, 2013
      Yes, mason jars or any glass container that is heat safe would work!
  11. Sunday, April 28th, 2013
    I may just have to make these with my kids today!
  12. Sunday, April 28th, 2013
    You are amazing Cindy! Those look so festive!
  13. June K
    Sunday, April 28th, 2013
    These are so pretty. Reminds me of the macramed plant hangers of the 70's - only these are so much prettier. TFS.