I am so excited to join up with a great group of bloggers for a new monthly challenge! This month’s challenge was to do some sort of creative decor with rope.
Twelve on Main – DIY Rope Plate Charger
My Life From Home – DIY Sisal Rope Tassel Basket
Green with Decor – DIY Christmas Joy Sign
Our House Now A Home – Storage Box Using Rope and a Cardboard Box
Iris Nacole – Bohemian Wall Hanging
Kim Six Fix – Rope Wrapped Dollar Store Pumpkin
Vintage Romance Style – Easy Barn Wood Child’s Rope Name Sign
DIY Beautify – How to Make Pedestal Rope Bowl
Farmhouse 40 – DIY Upcycled Bar Stool
Knock It Off Kim – Fall Braided Rope and Burlap Wreath
C’Mon Get Crafty – DIY Rope Wire Basket
Casa Watikins Living – DIY African Inspired Jute Planter
I was so seriously stumped for this challenge, which was not great, as it was my first with this awesome group. But rope? Yeah, I had no clue. I sort of sat forlorn in my house, glancing left and right for something to makeover or update or do ANYTHING with rope. Inspiration, where were ye??
I considered a few different ideas, but I wanted something for sure that I would love and enjoy for a long time. I originally intended to use some twine that I had in my craft room for the project (once I figured out what it was going to be.) Then, as I was perusing my fall decor stash in my kitchen, freshly released from the basement storage, I found a rope my mom had used many times to hang a fake skeleton from a tree. As I considered the rope, I spied this old wire bowl I’ve had in my kitchen since college, and an idea was born.
Behold my rope and wire basket.
This wire basket has seen better years, and an update seemed appropriate. So I got out my trusty glue gun and my rope and got to work!
I started at the base, laying a nice line of glue for as long as possible, then holding tight the rope to the glue to solidify. I enjoyed an episode or two of Fixer Upper to keep myself entertained. 😉
This was surprisingly simple to do, and the hot glue worked really well. I adhered most of the rope to itself, since hot gluing thin wire is pretty difficult to do. I never intended to do the whole basket, I liked the combination of the rope and wire. A nice contrast, I thought.
This rope craft could not have been easier. Some hot glue, rope, and BAM! A whole new look on my kitchen counter!
Don’t forget to check out all of the other amazing rope projects! Links at the top!