Make a Decorative Rope Vase Using a Bowl

4 Materials
4 Hours

I love wrapping things to make crafts - jars, ribbon, boxes and even cheap plastic eggs! And now a bowl! I bet you didn't know you could wrap a bowl with rope to make a pretty decorative vase? Here's how:

Begin by covering two small metal bowls with cling wrap, smoothing out and tucking the wrap under. Then mark in the same place on the plastic wrapped bowls where you want to end the rope.

Next, place a generous amount of fabric glue on the center outside bottom of bowl and begin twirling the rope around the bowl. Apply fabric glue along the base of the rope as you wrap.

Continue wrapping the rope and adding glue, following the shape of the bowl.

Be sure to wrap the rope as close together as possible, while keeping the rows evenly pushed together. Stop wrapping where marked, cutting rope at an angle to blend in and adding glue to secure to previous row.

Let rope dry on bowl for at least an hour or two even though the glue is a quick dry before removing from bowl.

Gently remove cling wrap from rope bowl.

For the second bowl, allow space for the vase opening before beginning to wrap the bowl as before with the first bowl. Only this time, cut rope end at an angle first, glue down and start twirling around bowl, blending in with the next row.

Continue wrapping and gluing as before, ending where marked. Let dry and remove the rope from metal bowl, intact. Remove the cling wrap, too.

To connect the two rope bowls together for the vase - place the open bowl on top of the closed bowl, adjusting fit, then apply a generous amount of fabric glue around the top edge of the closed bowl.

Place the open bowl on top, adjusting fit and using plastic tweezers to pinch the two bowls together, holding in place for a few seconds to secure as you move around the combined edges.

Let the vase dry completely for at least a few hours or more. Clean up any areas where there might be excess glue showing.

Amazing, isn't it! What an adorable handcrafted accent piece!

Resources for this project:
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  • Denise Cox Denise Cox on Apr 29, 2019

    Love this! And as my birthday is in February, my favorite color is purple!! Where can I find plastic tweezers? I never knew there was such a thing. 😉.

    Thank-you for sharing...

  • Flipturn Flipturn on May 05, 2019

    Was one 20yd roll of the piping cord sufficient for covering 2 bowls of this size?

    What is the diameter of the bowls that you used?

    Where did you find such large rolls of the cord?

  • Debra Debra on May 14, 2019

    My comment is a question can I wrap rope or twine around a glass wine bottle and what type of glue should I use ? I have E 6000 and gorilla glue I’m new to DIY can anybody help me ? Love the vase too !!

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