ONE MATERIAL, TWO WAYS | Cotton Rope

DIY PROJECT, Home DIY

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I am back with the second installment of One Material, Two DIYs! This time my challenge was to come up with a couple of projects using Cotton rope. The ideas are endless considering the versatility of the material. So I got to brainstorming…. I liked the idea of dying the cotton different colors, because I knew it would hold the dye well, and create a bright fashion piece. Then for my second project, I wanted to play off the durability of the material by pairing with some copper tubing I found at the hardware store. I was digging the look of the copper combined with rope, so added the hardware elements to my necklaces. I love that both projects give the strong material a feminine touch. What would you create?! Read on for steps and supplies…

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Rope Vase 
What you need: 
Rope
Copper nailpolish
Gluegun
Scissors
Copper tubing
Tape
Mason jar
 
What to do: 
1. Paint metal lid of mason jar with copper nail polish. Let dry.
2. String copper tubing onto rope.
3. Glue end of the rope to the bottom, back of the mason jar.
4. Wrap rope around the mason jar, and glue the end of the rope to the top, back of the jar.
5. Arrange copper tubing as desired. Add flowers. Done!

 

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Rope Necklace
What you need: 
Rope
Fabric dye
End caps (if you don’t have copper ones, paint with nail polish)
Copper tubing
Lobster Clasp
Scissors
Jumprings
Jewelry pliers
Glue
What to do: 
1. Lay out the rope and spray with fabric dye. Let dry.
(this dye sets with heat, so put in dryer or use a hair dryer)
2. Add the copper tubing by threading the rope through the tube.
3. Next, trim the ends of the rope, leaving a small amount of tape to keep the rope from unraveling. Then attached the end caps with glue. Let dry.
4. Attached jump rings and lobster clasp with the jewelry pliers. Done!
This series of “One Material, Two DIYs” is sponsored by Cotton. Thank you for supporting my amazing sponsors who make I SPY DIY possible! 

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  1. Kelly Lye says:

    was inspired to do a copper rope vase of my own! if you have time, i would love it if you came and had a look: http://www.reckonandrevel.com/diy-copper-and-rope-vase/
    xx
    kelly
    p.s. love your lipstick!

  2. such an amazing idea! I never thought of this . love it!

    Luxveritatis.| Beauty.Fashion.Crafts

  3. rae says:

    LOVE the necklace. Will def. be thinking of making it for christmas gifts this year!

    rae love from berlin

  4. Neeny says:

    This is such a cool idea!
    I really like the bracelet and necklace but the wrapped vase looks stylish too 🙂

    neenyslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

  5. The rope vase and the bouquet are so beautiful! You are very talanted and creative.

  6. sharon says:

    Such beautiful pictures. The rope and vase are amazing. I love cotton and use it for everything. Nice post.

    1. Jenni says:

      Thanks! if you play your cards right, you may get a vase for your home.

  7. Cyndee says:

    where can I find/purchase the cotton rope? A hardware store or craft store?

    1. Jenni says:

      You can find at the hardware store!

  8. I’m a fan of diy-ing with rope as well, these make such great ideas!!

    http://www.cinnamonspring.com/

  9. Cathie says:

    These are so much fun! Great step-by-step photos too.

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