{DIY} Sisal Bowl

After jazzing up my plain cork trivets last week, I was left with a small roll of sisal rope. I love the natural texture it brings to spaces, so decided to create something for our Master Bathroom.

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I’ve seen tutorials online for wrapping existing bowls, but I was just looking to use up the rest of my rope while my glue gun was still hot, so I grabbed a glass candle holder from my stash. (You can find them anywhere, including the Dollar Store.)

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I didn’t want the glass base to show, so I started with the rope flush with the counter, and glued it to the base. Instead of wrapping the rope inward in a bullseye pattern (like the trivets), stack it vertically, adding glue between each layer.

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Keep the rope in one continuous strand, glueing and wrapping as you rotate the base.

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Once you reach the end of the rope, just tuck it inside and secure with more hot glue.

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The bowl feels very Summery to me, so I piled it with seashells collected on different beach trips.

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You’ll want to carry it by the base since the sides are only secured with hot glue, but the bowl is surprisingly sturdy! Especially with the solid glass base.

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You could make it as wide or tall as you want, depending on the size of the base and amount of rope. I’m pretty pleased with my 5-minute, freebie bowl! Have you whipped out any quickie projects this Summer? Can you believe I left this bowl natural?! My painter finger is twitching, but I’ll resist for now.

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And a happy, happy birthday to my beautiful Mom!!
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