I don’t know about you, but I’m loving the rope (and twine) trend that’s going around. I’ve always loved that look, but now that Pinterest has been born, I get so much inspiration from it. I’ve seen a lot of ways to reuse bottles, and jars and what not. Painting, wrapping with yarn, spray painting designs, glittering them up (I can go on and on), and I thought to myself how cute would it be to wrap them in some rope!? I’m sure these are out there too, as there’s just about EVERYTHING on Pinterest. I asked a friend at work where I could get a thin rope from and she suggested gardeners twine from Home Depot.So I set out for Home Depot (SUCH a fun store, I could browse for hours and only dream of having just about every tool in the store), and looked around for some gardeners twine. I couldn’t find it in the garden section, so I asked someone in the front, and she called over to the gardening section. They said it was back there, so I dragged my lazy bum back to the garden, and asked the women there where I could find it. She didn’t know where, so she went on her walkie and asked. “It’s in the aisle after the (something I didn’t know).” And because I didn’t want to seem stupid I didn’t ask what it was, I just walked back to where she pointed, and looked around. Couldn’t find it! Thankfully there was someone who worked there, so I asked them. They didn’t know where it was either! Luckily I’m not the type of person to get annoyed, I was actually laughing in my head thinking how I’m sending everyone at Home Depot on a gardeners twine hunt. So he asked on his walkie now, and someone said where it was, and they didn’t think we had any left. So FINALLY, the guy suggested looking in the aisle where they sold rope. I looked over there (of course all the way at the other side of the store lol) and low and behold, the perfect rope to use! The spool was less than $3, and this one in particular was actually called jute. I found it to be a perfect size for what I was doing, not too thick, but not too thin. So finally after all that, I bought it and went home to play!
Once I got to the bottom, I started gluing (very thin) every inch or so, and pushed the rope against the already wrapped section to secure it. When I couldn’t see the base anymore, I cut the rope and glued the end down.
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Until tomorrow! (maybe…going to a family BBQ, so we’ll see if I have the time!!)