Jute Rope Vases

Justin Wray
by Justin Wray
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I come across these all the time in stores like TJ Maxx and Homegoods! They are so beautiful to have around the house. They make such great space-fillers; the perfect touch of natural beauty. I didn’t want to have to pay the hefty price, so after I did a little searching, I found the perfect recipe!

I used almost all products from Dollar Tree minus the smaller jute rope. I found this at Joann Fabric’s, originally around $6, I got it for $3 with a coupon. The best! I created two of these vases. You will need 4 pots. I wanted two different sizes, so I went with 2 smaller and 2 larger pots. You will need about 6 of the decorative nautical rope packs. This was a little hard to find, my Dollar Tree is unfortunately not always the best at stocking things. I did however find an un-opened box of them on another shelf though, jackpot! I also bought the glue sticks and the duct tape from the Dollar Tree. You will use a TON of glue sticks, so stock up on those. I probably used at least 5 packs.

What you want to do to start is to take two of your pots and cut the base off. One in each size. The plastic is pretty easy to cut with a box cutter, just be careful! I wasn’t too concerned with the top edge, as it will be covered in rope, and you can build it up around to give it a more finished look.

Once you’ve cut one of your pots in each size, you want to duct tape them together. I tried hot glueing them, but it just didn’t stick. Place both of the tops of the pots together and just start taping around the seam. An extra set of hands really helps for this step! Don’t worry about it being perfect, as this will also be completely covered with rope.

Once you’ve taped your pots together, starting at the bottom, start hot glueing the rope layer by layer. This was the fun part for me! A great activity when watching a movie or YouTube. This did take some time and creativity! To start and finish each section of rope, I just cut the rope at an angle and hot glued it to the layer bellow it. It takes a couple of practice runs, and burnt finger tips, but by the end you’ll be an expert! To close the top, I just kept wrapping the rope around on to the inside. I went maybe three inches down. That way when you are looking at the vase you can’t see the cut top and it gives it a more finished look. It also gives the appearance of a thicker vase.

I added some fake plants that I got on sale from Michaels, and there you have it! These are great, depending on the pot size, you can make them as larger or small as you need to fit your space! These stand about 2 and 3 ft tall and look wonderful in our entryway. Such a cheap and easy project, with such beautiful results. Hope you enjoy! Follow me on Instagram @justinwray for new DIY projects every week!

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  • Don48698337 Don48698337 on Feb 07, 2020

    I'd like that on my porch but the wind would blow them off. I have extra clay pots - course you can't cut them. I could still do it but anyone have an idea what I could put on that flat top to either decorate or to make it into a table to sit a package on while freeing hands up while unlocking the door?

  • These are really nice. I’m just not sure how much rope is actually needed. What size pots did you use and how much rope was needed? From your directions it would be around 18’ but that doesn’t seem like enough. Thanks

  • Sandy Sandy on Jan 31, 2022

    would it look ok you think if you put the 2 bottoms together so you don’t have to cut the bottom off? Or would the opening be to big you think?

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  • Catherine Monaghan Catherine Monaghan on Feb 07, 2022

    Great look! I will try this m, for beside the door, at my daughter’s condo. Great look for much less$$! Win/win

  • Kathy Kathy on Feb 07, 2022

    Just beautiful. Keep posting, I've been following you and your crafts are gorgeous. Thank you.