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Honey Pot Table

Honey Pot Table

Description: The Honey Pot Table is perfect for a baby shower gift, and will create a special touch for a baby nursery.   

Try to find some cute Ceramic Bears, or other animals to decorate this hanging table.

The finished Size is approximately 28 inches tall and 12 inches wide.

To change the size, the best place is in the middle section (step 12).


You can easily change the theme of this Macrame project by using different colors and beads than what is shown.  

In the example, Color A is white and Color B is yellow. 


Supplies Needed:

  • 4mm Macrame Cord (Color B --145 yards    Color A -- 125 yards)
  • Four 12-inch welded Brass Rings
  • One 7-inch Brass Ring
  • One 2-inch Ring
  • Project Board and pins
  • 6 Animal Beads (optional)
  • 6 Round Beads with 10mm holes
  • Measuring Tape
  • 12-inch Table Top (glass or wood)

Knots Used:



Cut the Cords as follows:

  • 60 cords, each 50 inches long (Color A)
  • 60 cords, each 36 inches long  (Color A)
  • 12 cords, each 7 yards long (Color B)
  • 8 cords, each 5 yards long (Garland -- Color B)
  • 1 cord 36 inches in length (either color)


Mounting Process


Step 1:  Prepare the cords with tape, glue or wax to prevent unraveling.

Step 2:  Pass the 7-yard Color B cords through the 2-inch ring, folding them over the bottom, while holding the ring upright.   Match the ends so they are balanced.

Use the 36-inch cord to make a Wrapped Knot around them, so it rests just below the ring.  It should be approximately 1.5 to 2 inches long.

Apply glue under the ends near the top and bottom edges of the knot. Cut off the excess material from the short cord when it's dry.

Pull each long cord down firmly, so they tighten around the ring.

Step 3:  Place cords through the 7-inch ring and secure it flat on your board. The Wrapped Knot should rest in the center and be standing upright. Secure the knot. 

The cords should pass under the ring, and be spread out evenly around it. 

Step 4:  Attach each cord to the ring with a Double Half Hitch.  Arrange it so there are six groups of 4 cords, with space between them. 

Be sure the tension of the cords between the Wrapped Knot and the ring is the same.  

You can test it by holding the design up by the small ring.  Make adjustments to the DHH as needed until it's balanced.


Step 5:  Mount the 50-inch Color A cords to the 7-inch ring, with Reverse Larks Head Knots, folding them in half as you do so.  (see images below)

There should be 10 cords mounted in each of the spaces, between the Color B cords.


Pass Cord Over Ring   Design Tip: To make a Larks Head knot in reverse, place the folded portion over the ring, so the ends pass underneath it.

Bring Ends Thru Loop  

Bring the ends through the folded area. The head will face backwards, towards the inside of the Honey Pot Table. 



Here's a diagram of the Honey Pot table, showing you what the different steps will look like as you progress.

Click on the image to see a larger view.





Top Section


Step 6:  Tie a Spiral Stitch sennit with each group of 4 Color B cords, so each measures 3 inches.  Measure carefully, from the top of the first knot to the bottom of the last.

Step 7:  Attach the 4 Color B cords from each spiral sennit to a 12-inch ring, with a DHH(see images below)

The last knot tied in the spirals should rest against the ring.  Make sure the design hangs evenly when it is held up.


First Half Hitch  

When tying a DHH onto a ring, pass the cord into the ring first.  Use the lower portion to make the first Half Hitch:

Move the cord under the ring. Bring it over - under the ring, and over the cord at the bottom.


Standard DHH   Tie the second Half Hitch the same way, placing it to the right. The end will rest on the outside of the ring when you are finished.


Step 8:  Hang up the Honey Pot Table by the small ring.   

Attach all the Color A cords to the same 12-inch ring with DHH, between the other cords (Color B). 

There should be the same amount of tension on each of these cords, so they are straight and taut. Check to make sure the ring is balanced.

Step 9: Tie a 3-inch Spiral Stitch sennit with each group of Color B cords.

Step 10:  With each group of Color A cords, tie a panel of Alternating Square Knots. 

These designs should each measure 3 inches from top to bottom.  All the SK should be made with 2 working cords and 2 fillers.

Step 11:  Attach all the cords to another 12-inch ring with DHH.  Start with the Color B cords and then the Color A cords. Make sure the ring is balanced. 

Let the remainder of the Color A cords dangle for now, until it’s time to make the finishing touches for the Honey Pot Table. 



Middle Section


Step 12:  Use 4 Color B cords, and tie a 5-inch Spiral Stitch sennit.

Slide a bead over all 4 cords.  Switch the working cords with the fillers.

Continue tying the sennit for another 5 inches

Step 13:  (Optional) Make a Picot by tying a Square Knot resting approximately 2-inches below the last spiral knot.    

Slide the knot up to the last knot in the spiral portion.  Repeat this process again to make a second picot.

Ceramic Bear Beads   Step 14:  Pass all 4 cords through an animal bead, if you are using them.

Repeat step 13, so the picots rest below the beads. 


Step 15:  Repeat steps 12 - 14 with the other five groups of Color B cords.

Attach the cords to another 12-inch ring with Reverse DHH, following the instructions below:

Important:  To reverse a DHH, you must reach across the ring to tie each knot.

The top portion coming from the sennit should rest on the outside of the ring.

First Reverse Half Hitch  

Pass the cord under the ring, pulling it to the inside. Tie the first Half Hitch over - under the ring and over the cord.

Make the second Half Hitch the same way.


Reverse DHH   When you are through, the table top for the Honey Pot Table will be able to rest on top of the DHH, with the upper portion of the cord folded around the edge of it.


Bottom Section


Step 16:  Mount each of the 36-inch Color A cords to the ring at the bottom of the Honey Pot Table, with reverse Larks Head knots.

Place 10 cords between each of the Color B sennits already attached, folding them in half in the process (total of 60 cords).

Step 17:  Tie a 3-inch panel of Alternating Square Knots with each group of 20 Color A cords. This is similar to what you did in step 10.  

Step 18:  Tie a Spiral Stitch sennit with each group of Color B cords, measuring 3 inches.

Step 19:  Attach all the cords to the last 12-inch ring with DHH.



Finishing Touches


Step 20:  Trim the Color A cords at the top of the Honey Pot Table to 2 inches.  Move them to the inside and weave them into the panels.  You can apply glue to hold them in place.

Step 21:  Repeat step 20 with the Color A cords at the bottom.

Step 22:  Make sure everything is balanced.  Trim the Color B cords at the bottom to 2 inches.

Weave them into the back of the Spiral Stitch sennits.  Try to arrange them so they don’t show.



Garland Decoration


Step 23:  Use four 5-yard cords for the first garland, which is used to decorate the Honey Pot Table. 

Pass all 4 cords through spaces in one of the Color B sennits just below the animal beads in the bottom section.  The garland will rest between the two rings.

Match up the ends and center the cords.

Each half will be used to make a garland for the Honey Pot Table, heading in opposite directions

So each half will decorate the areas between 3 Color B sennits.


Step 24: Make a 4-inch Spiral Stitch sennit with the 4 cords.

Optional: Tie 2 Picots, as you did in steps 13 and 14.  

Continue by tying another 4-inches of Spiral knots.

Pass the cords through spaces in the next Color B sennit from back to front. The garland should have a gentle curve.


Step 25:  Repeat step 24 again, but when you get to the picots, switch cords, so the fillers become the new working cords.

Step 26:  Repeat step 24 one more time.

Pass the ends through the spaces in the 3rd Color B sennit, front to back.  The ends should rest on the inside of the Honey Pot Table. 

Use 2 cords to tie an Overhand knot.  Do the same with the other two.  Trim the cords, and apply glue to the knots.


Step 27:  Repeat steps 24 - 26 with the other half of the same 4 cords.

You'll finish by passing the ends through the same sennit as in step 26.

Step 28:  Repeat steps 23 - 27 to make a garland at the top of the table, between the two rings.

Step 29:  Place the glass or wood for the Honey Pot table on the first ring in the bottom section (near the animal beads). Pull the cords so they fit around the edges. 

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