I’m starting off the New Year with a list of fun DIY’s that I want to share with you all over the next few weeks. I’m starting with this easy DIY rope bowl. I saw this idea on Hometalk’s Instagram last week and fell in love with it! I wanted to make one to use in my living room now that I’ve put away all the Christmas craziness.
The best part is that it’s so cheap to make! You will need a bowl from your kitchen (I used a large salad bowl), Mod Podge, and craft rope (I bought mine for $1 at Dollar Tree)
*My sized bowl used a little more than 2 packs of the rope to cover it.*
Start by covering your bowl completely in plastic wrap to protect it from the mod podge and so your rope bowl with pop off easily once it’s dry.
Using a foam brush spread a generous amount of Mod Podge onto the plastic wrap covered bowl.
Starting in the center of the bowl, attach your rope in a circular pattern. You want to cover your rope with Mod Podge as you are doing this.
Don’t worry, the Mod Podge dries clear!
Once you are done applying the rope you need to let it dry completely overnight…and go wash your sticky hands!
It’s important that you cover all the rope with the Mod Podge especially between the rope pieces because you want a strong, solid bond once your bowl has dried.
This is what your bowl will look like in the morning.
You will need to gently loosen the dried rope bowl from your actual bowl. I just ran my fingers under the edges. The inside bottom of mine has some Mod Podge that hadn’t completely dried so I just let it air dry for a few more hours.
Now comes the fun part; it’s time to decorate! I’m going to show you a few different design looks you could incorporate this piece into.
I hope you try this craft for yourself and let me know how your’s turned out. Tag me in your photos @cottage_on_bunker_hill on Instagram!