So I needed a fun accessory for above the shelf in our small mud room. And because we have slate floors and a very neutral color palette, I was looking for something that felt very natural and organic.
I found this jute rope at Walmart and was instantly inspired to create a natural accessory for above my shelf. I shopped the attic looking for an old vase that was the right size and shape but found nothing. Then I thought why not use a large wine bottle.I started this project with tacky glue, but quickly realized that good ole' Elmer's glue works better. It doesn't set up as quick and gives you more time to make any adjustments to your rope. I started the rope at the bottom of the bottle and glued every other time I wrapped the rope around the bottle.
The bottom section of the bottle is where I used the most glue. The middle I used much less. And the top where the bottle gets smaller I used more glue again to keep the rope from gaping and showing the bottle underneath.
And here it is finished and sitting in our mud room! I just love the natural n' organic feeling of this accessory! And wouldn't 2 or 3 of these be great in a grouping? Wow, a Diy accessory that start from the recycling bin...LOVE!