It was time to stock up some of my craft supplies. Typically, I would list down the things I need so that I don’t get carried away and spend money on things that I don’t need (Yes it has happened before!)
Well, I did follow my shopping list to the T but….I got side track. You see, next to the art store is a hardware store and I thought why don’t I do a quick “browse” (ah, I should know better!) And that’s when I stumbled onto this colorful braided polypropylene rope. I was captivated by its color and pattern, and needless to say, I bought it. I could have gone crazy and bought every one of the different colors but I didn’t. Frankly I had no idea what I was going to use them for but I was sure a creative light bulb will appear over my head. And sure enough, the light came on!
I needed something to spice up my fairly new dining table. Other than a silver leaf tray and a small potted orchids, I thought why not create a round placemat to hold the items together. Hence, here’s my creation!
This DIY project is very simple and cheap! The rope cost only $8 for 100 feet length and I still have left over, which I planned to make coasters with later. I also like how the patterns on the rope give off a primitive vibe. So here is the picture-to-picture tutorial (not easy to carry out the project while taking pictures at the same time, so please bear with me)
I love the idea so much that I got another bundle! No kidding. This time I made a doormat for the patio door. What do you think?
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