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Random Recast: Rope Day 3

Filed Under: Crafts, Know-How

In Random Recast, we find new uses for ordinary things. This week: Rope.

I fell in love with both of these nautical-inspired mirrors, but the $120+ price was just not in my budget for a mirror. (Even if it would be cute in my navy bathroom.) The design isn't too complicated: Just take a thrifted mirror and cover its frame with layers of rope. But the key to the sophisticated design lies in using a really thick sisal rope. Easy to find, yes, but also difficult to bond. Normal hot glue just won't have enough tack to keep the chunky rope in place. Instead, try Barges Cement, a specialty glue normally used in leather crafting. It'll securely bond the rough rope to any surface. (As with any kind of strong glue, be sure to use it in a well-ventilated area!)

Want more ideas on the decorative uses for rope? Check out...
Random Recast: Rope Day 2
Random Recast: Rope Day 1
Let's Upcycle: Sisal Rope


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