How to Make a Rope Vase

4 Materials
30 Minutes

Why upcycling vases? How many vases do you have in your home right now? If you’re anything like I was, the answer is probably more than I want. Most of the vases I’ve been given are plain glass vases. There’s nothing really special about them and they’re not overly attractive. So, they sit and aren’t used.

There are lots of different ways you can go about upcycling vases. You can start with plain glass vases that you already have at home. Or, if you want to try this project and you don’t have a glass vase, your local thrift store or Goodwill should have quite a few of them. Ours usually sell for about $1 because so many of them are donated.

The easiest type of vase to upcycle is one that has straight, smooth sides. Trying to paint something that is textured can be a challenge. And, if you’re hoping to apply rope, ribbon or washi tape to a vase that isn’t smooth, it will probably end up with creases and gaps

I really like this sisal rope.

  1. Add a line of glue to the bottom of the vase and secure one of the rope to the vase.
  2. Wrap the rope around the vase, adding glue to the vase to keep the rope in place as needed.
  3. When the entire vase is wrapped, cut the rope and secure the end of the rope in place with glue.

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Suggested materials:

  • Glass vase
  • Rope
  • Hot glue gun
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Ellen Christian
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