2nd Annual Handmade Holiday Link Up

2nd Annual Handmade Holiday Link Up
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Monday, August 8, 2011

Etceteras: twine rope bowl


Photo Credit: Centsational Girl
I saw an amazing sisal bowl over at the blog Centsational Girl. She originally saw a rope bowl at West Elm that they no longer sell so she made her own.

I was immediately inspired. So much so, that I had to make a rope bowl even if I didn’t have any rope. I did have a galvanized bucket / bowl that was just begging to be covered up.

My plan was to use twine since I have tons of it on hand. I wanted handles on my bowl so I braided some of the twine and hot glued it to the sides of the bowl.  The next step would be to start wrapping the twine but I realized that a single strand of twine wouldn’t have the same effect as rope. It would be pretty but it would be a twine wrapped bowl, not a rope bowl.


Not to be deterred, I grabbed 6 balls of twine (yes, I always stock up when I go to the dollar store) and started twisting the twine into rope. Twist and glue, twist and glue and so on.

At this point, I regretted not waiting until I had bought some rope but I was already committed so I kept twisting and gluing.  Almost done and all the bright flowers on the bowl almost covered up.
 
Mission accomplished. Not quite the same as a cool West Elm bowl or the beautiful knock off that Centsational Girl did, but I’m really pleased and so are my onions.


Thanks for visiting.
I hope to see you tomorrow for The Inspiration Board link party.

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32 comments:

  1. Very nice! Now I am inspired to make a rope bowl!

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  2. So clever, so simple, so functional - and just beautiful!

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  3. I have this exact same "bowl" and was just thinking about how to change it's look! I'd seen these rope bowls too and loved them - love how you forged ahead and made your work so beautifully! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Wow! I am so on the look out for a bowl / container / pot / whatever that I can cover up!! hahahaha! This would be awesome on my kitchen counter!
    Found you on a linky this morning. Glad I did!
    Now following you :) Looking forward to more cool stuff that I can try out!
    Carla aka Mrs. No-No Knows
    http://mrsnonoknows.blogspot.com

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  5. OOOhhh, I love it! Such a clever idea :)

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  6. What a great idea! Adding this to my craft to-do list!



    Kelly

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  7. Such a great idea! I even have a container like yours that a friend gave me with my birthday gift in, I just don't care for the graphic on the side. I will have to try this. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. This looks great! What a lot of work you put into it. I'm thinking my onions would MUCH prefer this to getting shoved in a plastic container in the bottom of the cupboard!

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  9. Your rope bowl is fantastic! New follower saw you at Sew Chatty where I also linked up! Great to find your blog, will be back to see more!

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  10. I love it! That bowl inspired me too! I will link up my latest twine creation. You have the patience of a saint my dear to DIY rope-hahaha. I would do it too!
    XOXO,
    Tasha

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  11. That looks lovely. A great new look for that bucket.

    I am hosting my first link-up party - Tea Time Thursdays @Kreative Korner. Would love to see some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see you!

    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/celebrating-one-party-time.html

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  12. love it Carolyn, such a simple transformation that looks like it would be great in your home! thanks for sharing on craft Schooling Sunday!

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  13. This turned out amazing! So simple but so creative! I'd love for you to link up at my Tuesday Tutorials Link Party! I'll be hosting one every Tuesday! :)

    http://www.thekurtzcorner.com/2011/08/tuesday-tutorials-link-party-1.html

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  14. What an awesome idea! I'm on the hunt now for an old bin!!! :-) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. Thanks so much for linking up to Think Pink Sundays!! I think your twine bowl is just darling! I featured you today in my Crush of the Week post! http://www.flamingotoes.com/2011/08/crush-of-the-week-think-pink-features-18/ :)

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  16. Oh my goodness you are so inspiring.
    I am pinning this one too.

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  17. Ha! Your onions are living the life of luxury. The twine you used is a great option instead of rope! I love how you used many strands to make the look work. Great job!

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  18. Beautiful! What an elegant way to transform a simple tin bucket.

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  19. Thank You SO much for visiting the party…

    YOU DID IT AGAIN!

    I just want to let you know that I’ll be featuring your project on my blog tomorrow… you are getting a sticker ;)

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  20. I like yours better than theirs! :D

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  21. What a great project! :) I've featured this post on Craft Gossip here:
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/twine-rope-bowl/

    If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here:
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

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  22. Ooooh so pretty! I love your version as much as your onions, such a nice textural additional to your kitchen, doncha think? Love it!

    xo
    Kate

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