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Random Recast: New Uses for Rope Round-Up

Filed Under: Crafts, Know-How

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

A plain glass vase makes an impressive gift with just a little bit of glue (and okay, lots of rope). Depending on the thickness of the rope, you can create very different looks: Thinner twine offers a more refined look, while chunkier sisal rope reads more rustic. For the twine, use hot glue; for a really thick rope, you might even want to use tile adhesive.

Another idea: Use this same coiling technique to make a cat scratching post. Instead of wrapping the rope around a vase (unless you'd like your cat to shred that), wrap it around a rectangular piece of cardboard.

Missed this week's abbreviated Random Recast: Rope? Here's a recap...

Day #3: Nautical Mirror Makeover

ropeHaus Interior; Ballard Designs

This simple DIY recreates the look of a high-end mirror for a fraction of the price.

Day #2: Woven Rope Rug

ropedevaburger, flickr

These woven mats are used all over the place on boats. When knotted, the rope is super-strong, durable and reasonably weather-safe.

Day #1: Coiled Coasters

Whip up a set of coasters (or placemats) in minutes by coiling rope into a spiral. A set of 4 makes a great party favor.

Want to catch up with past Random Recast projects? Check out... Random Recast: New Uses for Grocery Bags Round-Up
Random Recast - New Uses for Aluminum Foil Round-Up

Stay tuned for next week's Random Recast. What will it be? You'll have to wait and see...


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