Welcome ladies and gents! It’s been a few weeks since I shared a home decor DIY with you, so I’m so happy to be back with one today. A while back I found a pretty knotted rope vase on a higher end decor website, but it was $55 and there was no way that I was going to pay that for one small vase. I knew that I could find a way to make a similar one for a lot cheaper, and that is how this vase was born. In this post I will show you how to make a DIY knotted rope vase using two Dollar Tree items. Let’s get into this!
Donna from Modern on Monticello. On the third Thursday of each month I join a group of very talented ladies to bring you a new DIY to inspire you in your creative process. If you’re coming over from Carol at Blue Sky at Home, I am so glad to have you here! Don’t you just love her Christmas in July lace tree on burlap?! At the end of this post I will direct you to the next stop on our blog hop. I encourage you to visit everyone on the tour because they have some absolutely amazing ideas to share with you!
DIY Knotted Rope Vase Dollar Tree Supplies:
white cotton rope- Dollar Tree has two options, and I used the thinner rope. The thick won’t work as well. If you don’t mind spending a little more, macrame cord would work really well. I didn’t have any on hand and didn’t have time to wait for some to ship.
hot glue gun & glue
round glass vase
Prep the Ropes
Since the Dollar Tree ropes are so thick (even though I used the thinner rope), you will need to take one apart to use the individual strands. Cut the tape from the end of the rope and unravel the three pieces.
Attach Ropes to the Vase
Get started on your knotted rope vase by hot gluing the ends of the ropes in a line to the side of the vase. You want the entire vase covered. Start at the top and continue to the bottom. You need to have sets of three, so starting at the top allows you to leave the very bottom 1/8″ or so uncovered if it will mean adding a fourth rope to cover it. I didn’t get a picture of me attaching the last few ropes, but you’ll see them in the photos of the next step.
Start the Knotted Rope Pattern
Now it’s time to make a beautiful knotted rope pattern on your vase.
Take the bottom three ropes and move it up to the top. Pass them under the second set of three ropes, over the next three, under the next three, over the next, and under the top ropes. I took this picture when I was trying to use a vase that I spray painted a while back and it didn’t turn out well. I thought I could put to good use, but I figured out that the vase would show through at the top, so I had to take it apart. I just wanted you to see how to start the pattern.
Glue the Ropes in Place
Finally, lift the ropes and add a bit of hot glue along the side at the bottom. In the photo I was adding glue along the entire vase, but that didn’t work so just add enough for the bottom three ropes for now.
That’s it! Your DIY knotted rope vase is finished!
I really like the way this turned out! I may buy some macrame cord to make another one so that the curves of the unraveled rope won’t be there. Also, I want to go back with this one and pull some spots tighter, so I will update the photos once I get the chance to do that. Here’s the little cutie that saved me $50+! There’s a candle inside, but you can use it to hold anything.
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