Pottery Barn Inspired Knotted Cement Rope
Ever since I saw a YouTube video on how to DIY the Pottery Barn knotted cement rope using air dry clay, I knew I had to do it.
Pottery Barn’s Knotted Cement Rope was priced at $89!
So…. last night while watching TV, I rolled some clay into approximately 1” balls and poked a hole through using a chopstick. This left a big enough hole for some thicker jute rope to go through.
This morning it was dry enough to work with. Theoretically, it would take about 3 days to dry completely, but I have painted air dry clay before it was completely dry in the past so I knew I could. I will still let it air dry now for 3 days before doing anything more with it. I used my aged stone technique to make the clay beads look like they were made of cement. I painted the beads with our Missouri Limestone Painting Company chalk paint in “Gray Goose”. I added some baking soda and kind of pounced it on to give the clay the texture of stone. Once dry, I applied liming wax then wiped excess off.
I knotted mine similar to Pottery Barn but added a tag on one end I had made. I thought it fit perfectly with my cement rope.
I am so pleased with how it turned out!
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Gilmer Gal on May 06, 2022
So glad I read this post before making. I saw the one with the video, and your idea of using clay was sooo much easier! I could only imagine the gigantic mess I would have made. Also, I like that the rounds were not exact like the ones with the mold. Makes them so much more unique. I've rolled my rounds, poked the holes in, and used a cheap emery board to sand them down. Cannot wait until I get the paints and lime wax on, then I get to string them on the rope! Super excited about this project. I'm going to make some for my friends! 😉Thanks for posting!!