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

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

  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!

  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

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

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


  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!

  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!

  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!

  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!

  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!

  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!

  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! :)

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

  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! :)

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

  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!

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

  19. Thank You SO much for visiting the party…


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

  20. I like yours better than theirs! :D

  21. What a great project! :) I've featured this post on Craft Gossip here:

    If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here:

  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!


  23. Wonderful. I want to make these, but use different colors for my farmers market stand this summer.


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