DIY Nautical Rope Vase

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  • I’m putting the finishing touches on our guest room and needed a little more decor.  I had purchased 25 feet of rope several months ago to hang our front porch swing from.  Unfortunately, I didn’t realize that the swing needed to be replaced all together, so I had a lot of spare rope!  As a wedding and event planner, I also have more vases than I’d like to admit.  What to do?  Combine the two and create a nautical rope vase.
    rope {about 50 cents a foot}
    vase {this one was originally $2}
    glue gun
    glue sticks
    heavy clip
    Beginning at the base of the vase, add hot glue to the inside of the rope.  Working your way around tightly, every now and then add a dap to the top of the rope.
    Once you reach the top of the vase, using a heavy clip, let the rope sit for a few minutes so that it is well secured.
    Then cut your rope.  You’ll see mine is not perfect, but I cut each “piece” individually so that it lays flatter from the top.  From the front and top of the vase, you don’t even know!
    Since I’m just getting by, one nap time at a time, a love a quick project!
    Wouldn’t these make gorgeous nautical wedding centerpieces?
    Time: 5 minutes
    Cost: $4
    To see how it fit into the guest bedroom decor, click here and how I used it for a dinner party here!
    * as seen in Woman’s Day Magazine and Country Living
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