Rope Wrapped Vases

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I don’t like spending a lot of money when I can make a similar looking item for a fraction of the cost. A store that will go un-named is selling vases very similar to these for $45-$75, depending on the size. What?!

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My vases were made for about $1.25 each. The vases were purchased at the dollar store and the rope at WalMart. Since the temperature has already been in the 100’s here, I thought it was about time I got busy on my Summer decor.

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I started at the bottom using hot glue to attach the rope to the vase.

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I wrapped the rope around the vase 6-7 times gluing it as I wrapped.

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I broke the top of this bottle while we were moving but I really liked the shape and the measurements on the side so I wrapped the top of it with rope to hide the chip.

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I haven’t decided what direction I’m going in my decorating yet but here are a few ideas.

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Not bad for $2.50! I have a few more things to make and then I’ll be ready to decorate for Summer. Are you decorating for Summer yet?

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  • Lisa May 28, 2014, 10:06 am


  • Amy | The Happy Scraps May 29, 2014, 6:49 am

    I’m pretty sure I know what un-named store you are talking about. 😉 My sister and saw some one day, and thought, we could make these! My sister was redoing her bedroom, and wanted some, so she did like you and made some. 🙂 Your jars turned out beautiful!! I like that you put the rope on the bottom and the top.

  • Bettie May 29, 2014, 8:16 am

    That is such a neat idea. It’s so simple and looks great. I’ll have to do this with some plain bottles that I have. Thanks for sharing.

  • Holly @ Bits of Everything May 29, 2014, 9:16 am

    I love adding little touches like rope. It makes such a difference! Cute!

  • Jesseca June 3, 2014, 7:25 am

    What a cute way to display straws! And this looks like a simply project that I could actually finish.

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