DIY projects that are the simplest and require the least amount of time to complete are always the most satisfying and this nautically-inspired rope vase is no exception! Given all my recent posts on natural materials and texture, it's no surprise I absolutely love how this turned out! I used a thicker rope (3/4" manila rope from Home Depot) to give it some heft and used it to cover a $3 cylindrical vase from Hobby Lobby. It's simple, yet elegant and adds just the right nautical touch when paired with some summer flowers from the grocery store. Perfection!
I used 11 feet of rope to cover a vase that was 4.5 inches tall and 5 inches in diameter. A bunch of glue sticks and my trusty glue gun and I was ready to go:
Starting at the bottom, I glued about four inches of rope at a time and then pressed it onto the vase, holding it for about ten seconds before letting go. As I started to stack the rope, I added glue to the inside of the rope and the bottom so that it would stick to the piece beneath it. This ensured that there weren't any gaps:
It ended up that the bottom piece and the top piece were both in the back of the vase, so, even though the top piece stuck out a bit, the flowers hid it. Here is what it looked like before and after I was done:
You know it's a great DIY when you still get excited about it days after you've finished it; I absolutely LOVE the way it turned out!
Happy weekend, friends!