Friday, December 16, 2011
Earlier this year, I spied a rope bowl in the West Elm catalog and immediately added it to my wish list. However, on a trip to West Elm, I saw the bowl in person and realized it was really shoddily made and not worth the $35 price tag.
I'm not sure why it didn't occur to me to make my own - probably because I had no idea how to make a bowl shape out of rope.
The really obvious solution was revealed to me a couple weeks ago when Design Sponge posted a rope bowl how-to. (The answer: use an existing bowl as a guide. Duh!)
I was on it - after a quick trip to Home Depot to pick up an $8 package of manila rope, I had fired up my glue gun and made myself a DIY rope bowl. This project was super easy and quick. Coil the rope into a coaster to make the flat bottom of the bowl, then use an existing bowl as a guide to make the sides. I wrapped and glued a piece of hemp cord around the end of the rope to keep it from fraying. I also think it would also be fun to use a piece of embroidery floss as a colorful accent.
I love it, and feel the same way about it as I do about every successful DIY project I complete: Must make MORE! Seriously, doesn't every house need 50 rope bowls?
Also, no post is complete without a doggy photo bomb:
Labels: she's crafty