How to Make a No Sew Rope Bowl

4 Materials
1 Hour

A rope bowl or basket is a lovely way to decorate your home, and can be a functional piece of decor too. Instead of buying one, learn how to make your own without any sewing required.

how to make a no sew rope bowl

Start with hot glue, white clothes line and embroidery floss. You will also need a plastic bowl to help shape your rope bowl.

how to make a no sew rope bowl
how to make a no sew rope bowl

Start by making a small spiral of rope, using hot glue to hold it in place.

how to make a no sew rope bowl

As your spiral gets larger, place it on a bowl to help shape the rope bowl. Continue using hot glue to secure your rope and follow the curve of the plastic bowl.

how to make a no sew rope bowl

To add color, wrap a piece of embroidery floss around a section of the clothes line, then continue the making your rope bowl. Leave the floss ends loose, you can trim everything at the end.

how to make a no sew rope bowl

When the rope bowl is finished, and the size you want, curve the end around to create a handle and secure it with hot glue.

Pull the rope bowl off the plastic bowl and trim any loose embroidery floss ends.

If there is excess hot glue strings, you can use a hair dryer to warm them and easily pull them off.

Use this rope bowl to collect keys or loose ends on your dresser. These make great gifts too!

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3 of 6 questions
  • Amy
    7 days ago

    What diameter/thickness of rope did you use?

    7 days ago

    How about using a balloon and just pop the balloon?

    • Alice
      31 minutes ago

      It sounded like a great idea to me too. I hadn't thought about the popping factor either.

  • Becky

    I wonder if you could dye the clothesline ? Maybe like tie dye or the ice cube thing ??

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  • Terri Stroop

    Absolutely will be doing this with my granddaughters!

  • Judy

    If you would like more strength to the bowl, just add more hot-glue BETWEEN the line/rope after you get the final size of the piece you need.

    Another thought is if you wish to serve HOT foods in it, just leave the bowl inside the line/rope permanently.

    If this is done just remember after use it MUST be hand washed in worm, not hot water.

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