Easy DIY No Sew Rope Bowl

Maura White
by Maura White
2 Materials
Here is another easy DIY project that only requires 2 materials - cotton rope and hot glue! No sewing required!! This is a very cute decorative item that can hold numerous items, from fruit to decorative wicker balls. This would be cute in a nautical themed bathroom holding some rolled up washcloths as well!
The rope I purchased was .6" in diameter and 33 feet long. The first thing I did was cut it in half into (2) 16.5' long pieces of rope. This was the right size to make the 2 bowls I made in the top picture.
I wrapped it and glued it into 6 rows for the bottom of the bowl. For a taller and narrower bowl, you would need to wrap and glue just about 4 flat rows.

When you are ready to build up the sides, place the hot glue on the top outer edge of the rope so that when you place it on top, it will still be making the bowl wider and higher at the same time.
Suggested materials:
  • Cotton rope   (Amazon)
  • Hot glue   (Amazon)
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  • Rita giordano Rita giordano on Jul 12, 2016
    Where did you get 6" thick rope. By the way it's a great idea.

  • Dana Snyder Dana Snyder on Jul 12, 2016
    I was wondering if it would give the bowl a little more support if I used a bowl for the inside? Either to leave in or just when crafting and then remove?

  • Jay8522946 Jay8522946 on Jul 15, 2016
    Without sticking with glue can it be sewn with thread?

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