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DIY Sisal Rope Storage Ottoman

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This month our chosen item was sisal/manila rope, and it took me awhile to figure out what to make. I finally came up with a storage ottoman; made from a milk crate!
I started with thick sisal rope from Home Depot, as well as fabric, foam cushion, wood, a milk crate, and a few other items.
I glued an end of the rope to the bottom of the crate, and kept wrapping. I added glue as I went, making sure to pull tight as it dried.
I kept wrapping until I got to the top, and then added more rope on the top of the crate so no green would show through.
I cut some wood to fit just inside the "lip" of the crate. I then traced the wood onto some foam cushion and cut it out.
I then flipped the wood and cushion over onto some fabric, and cut out the fabric about 6 inches bigger on all 4 sides so I could staple it to the back.
Using my staple gun, I pulled each side tight and stapled it down on the back.
I folded the corners like a present and stapled them, too. Then I attached a piece of ribbon so I could easily lift the lid off the crate.
And that was it! While it was time consuming, I'm in love with how it turned out and it was totally worth it!
It's perfectly functional as storage (and currently houses toys!), and a relaxing ottoman!
To see the more detailed tutorial, head on over to my blog below!

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