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Random Recast: Rope Day 1

Filed Under: Crafts, Know-How

In Random Recast, we find new uses for ordinary things. This week, rope takes the spotlight.

Whether white or neutral-hued, rope stylishly pulls its own weight (ha...ha) in the decor-DIY realm. It always looks right for summer, lending a nautical air to whatever it touches. And who doesn't love the nautical look? (Says the girl who is typing this while wearing a jaunty seersucker blazer and boat shoes.)

This is my absolute favorite decorative use for rope: Coiled coasters. This is one of those crafts that barely need any instructions, because it is that simple. But I'll give them to you anyway. Just snip a length of rope, then coil into a spiral, gradually adding hot glue to the coil to keep things secure. And then you're done. You can use this rope-coiling method to also make larger mats and trivets, just make sure to be generous with the hot glue.

Feeling inspired to tackle more rope-centric projects? Then check out...

Let's Upcycle: Sisal Rope
Easiest Homemade Hammocks
DIY Project: Neon Rope and Hex Nut Bracelet

And for something a little sillier, check out this video on a magic trick you can do with a little bit of rope...


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