Wednesday, July 18, 2012
DIY - Rope wrapped jar
We have been busily working on the bathroom remodel. It's taking many coats of bright white paint to cover the paneling, but it's looking good! We plan on pulling out the sink this week and then the toilet will be next. I can't wait.
In between coats of white paint I've been keeping myself busy with little projects. I've made some more dish scrubbies, I'm working on a crocheted basket (pictures soon), and I made a little rope covered jar.
I love glassware. I always have, I always will. There is something about it that just appeals to me. I love going to thrift stores and garage sales, you can find some of the best glass there. And I fear my love of glass is rubbing off on J. We own so much stemware, we don't know what to do with it. And every time we're thrifting, he always grabs some candle holders or glasses. Oh my, I think I created a monster.
Our upper shelf in the kitchen has a fair amount of glass, almost all of it clear. I just felt the upper shelf needed something.
Out went the pink flowers and the clear glass vase (which I absolutely love, I'm just now in love with it here). And in came the green hydrengeas and a cute little white rope covered jar. Now that looks nice.
This was a quick and easy project that only took a few minutes to complete. The perfect project.
First off I gathered my supplies. I bought this rope years ago when I was dabbling in macrame, but I'm sure you can get it at any hardware store. I also grabbed my trusty little hot glue gun, a few extra glue sticks, and an old pickle jar.
Then I just started gluing the end to the jar. I had a little difficulty getting the rope to lay right on the top part, so I would just add a little bit of hot glue every inch or so. That solved the problem.
I continued wrapping the rope all the way around the jar, adding a drop of glue here and there, until I reached the bottom. Then cut the rope and added a little bit of glue to keep it from unraveling.
That's it. All done. A super easy project that looks so cute up on the shelf.
I did learn that a little bit of glue went a long way. You don't want to glop it on or your rope will have a slight bump in that area. So I would just add a very very small drop.
So go find an old jar and some sort of rope or yarn and make one for yourself today. It's the perfect quick (and more then likely free) project.
Stay creative my friends.