How to make rope strands stand up ?


After separating the strands on the rope, how do you make the ones on top of wreath stand up instead of just flopping to one side?

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  • It sounds like you're asking about a specific project. You will need to ask your question on that project so the creator will see it.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Aug 22, 2021

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  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Aug 22, 2021

    Ask the presenter of the project, there is a place for questions immediately after it.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Aug 22, 2021

    see if this helps you out if not go back to the project page and ask there

  • Janice Janice on Aug 22, 2021

    You can dip just the rope section into a very strong mixture of Starch, let dry in a hanging position so gravity works. Then rehang the wreath and the rope should be stiff and upright. You can purchase a bottle of fabric stiffener at a craft store.

  • William William on Aug 22, 2021

    Not enough rope for support. Bead of hot glue along the strand. Hair spray. School glue that dries clear.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Aug 22, 2021

    You can add a medium to it like thinned glue.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Aug 22, 2021

    What type of rope are you using, and what is it made out of? Fray Check is one product that may work to give support to and harden the ends of the rope, as it is used on sewing accessories such as tassels.

    Please post a picture so that we can see what you have to work with.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Aug 22, 2021

    Use some Allen’s decoupage medium on it and then let dry in the position you want of you want it to stand up let it dry up side down

  • Betsy Betsy on Aug 22, 2021

    Hi Janette: You could use a lot of hair spray, spray starch, or even a mix of 1/2 water and 1/2 white glue, dip your rope into that and then swing it around a whole lot to separate the strands and hang it upside down to dry. Swing it around every once in a while or use a wide tooth comb to separate the strands while they are drying. You might even put a blow dryer on it while combing it.

    This just occurred to me, maybe you can put a piece of wire in the centre of the rope.

    Good luck

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Aug 23, 2021

    Glue ! Mod podge, Super glue, Hot glue etc. and time!

  • Can we see a photo to get a better idea? I would maybe dip the strands in clear wax, clear glue or mod podge as others suggested. Or put a thin fabric wire inside if the rope is thick enough.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Aug 26, 2021

    I came across this project today. Is it the one you were looking for?

  • Annie Annie on Aug 26, 2021

    You could put some glue on them and let it dry while they are straight...