Wednesday, February 24, 2010

It's Craft Time! Sisal Rope Wrapped Vase


Pretty isn't it?! I love the juxtaposition of color, texture and roughness against the bright and delicate flowers.

I've been watching the "twineifying" (can't take credit for the new word) of objects in decorating blogland and decided to get in on the action. Since I'm a more bang for her buck type of gal, I wanted something more substantial than twine. I love texture and chunky sisal rope was just perfect for me. Even better I had some laying around from a noose my son used during a photo shoot  (it's not as gruesome as it sounds).


So supplies were $1 vase from my new most favorite place The Dollar Store (Yes, it's true. Target Clearance End Caps you have been replaced in my heart) sisal rope on hand, and my trusty glue gun always at the ready. Did you catch that? The entire vase project cost me $1. Excuse the messy craft, er dining room table. I still have supplies from the glass stone frame laying about (lying about? Mrs. Whitson, my 5th grade English teacher would be appalled that I can't remember which is correct).

It was easy-peasy. Put a big old dab of hot glue at the bottom of the vase (not the bottom bottom, just the side bottom). Stick in the end of the rope and hold until it sticks (burn fingers in the process). Wrap the rope tightly around the vase, gluing every now and then, but at least once each turn around. Make sure to push the rope down so there aren't gaps. Wrap, glue, wrap, glue, wrap, glue, burn fingers, wrap, glue. You get the picture. Go all the way to the top, cut the rope and glue the end down. It worked out just right so my top and bottom start and end points lined up so my vase has a back side. See, I told you it was easy. BTW, the sisal rope sheds more than my dog so prepare to vacuum after making this.


What do you want to wrap in rope? That sounds kinda bad doesn't it? How about what do you want to twineify?

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18 comments:

  1. this just looks so lovely and stylish, yet so simple to do. thanks for letting this uncrafty girl think something is within reach!

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  2. That's such a great idea, now you know I am looking all over my house for a glass vase!

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  3. That is super cute! I just bought a vase like that and I think I might just do this with it

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  4. That looks really great, I may have to make one. Thanks!

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  5. great idea with so many possibilities as well! Would love for you to drop by my blog linking party, every Sunday but open until Tuesday! Hope to see you there @creativejewishmom.com
    all the best, Sara

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  6. Love...Love...Love it. Great texture. Laura

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  7. What a great project. I imagine you can use all types of rope or cording to do this. The possibilites are many!

    Thanks for joining Timeless Tuesday!

    Paula Grace ~

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  8. What a clever and awesome idea. I love it! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity in the DIY Project Parade! It's so nice to "meet" you! :)

    Roeshel

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  9. Great idea! I love your blog background too! Very cute! Thanks for linking to Creative Cats today!

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  10. This looks great!! It's so easy and inexpensive! I might try this tomorrow and then go buy some spring tulips. Where's the best place to buy this kind of rope?

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  11. Love it and love your blog design.....Had a few hours to blog hop. Hope you will stop by mine...I just added some extra giveaways that I am drawing for late tonight.

    Teresa
    http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com

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  12. I love the chunky feel and texture of the rope! Your vase looks great.

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day!

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  13. I did a vase back a few months ago and a beachy plate that I tied in a nautical knot.

    I am letting everyone know--if you haven't signed up at the new blog, you need to RE-Sign up. Google doesn't let you take your followers with you. If you have already done so --sorry for mentioning it. I am going back and forth between the old and new blog plus my old and new e-mail and I can't keep it all straight. I am hoping to have the old blog finished up (moving everything) and closed down this week.

    Cheri www.itssoverycheri.com

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  14. I should have all my new buttons fixed and up by this evening. You have my old button and I am about to close the old blog down.

    Cheri

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  15. I love this idea! Did you ever experience the ropes detaching in hot summer? I made something with sisal before where I was using a glue gun and it came apart in the summer during scorching heat!

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