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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