Hand Made: Coiled Rope Bowl
A few weeks ago I saw a coiled rope bowl at some store with a price tag in the triple digits. I was a little shocked to say the least and took it as a personal challenge to make a simple, sweet bowl of my own.
One trip to the home improvement store and $4.00 later, I had eight feet of rope to try my hand at this project. All it took was a hot glue gun and a strong grip to complete and I saved over a hundred bucks (not that I wouldn’t have spent it).
ONE clamp one end of the rope in a tight fold. TWO glue the fold and let it completely cool as this is the biggest stress point for the rope. THREE after establishing a round flat base for the bowl, begin to overlap the rope slightly to form the sides. FOUR for the last coil, flip the bowl around so that you can ensure all glue is hidden beneath the rim.
My version of this rope bowl is quite simple, but just think of the many variations you could make! I’m actually thinking about buying another (longer) length of rope and making a large, flat bowl for a coffee table centerpiece. Now that the initial idea is out of my brain, taking it into different directions is so much easier.
What do you guys think?
p.s. Don’t make fun of my fake apples! I am going on vacation starting today and have no fresh food in my house!
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