I use Manilla rope for all of these projects and found it at my home improvement store for about $7 for 40 yards. 40 yards got me a rope bowl AND a rope vase! Not bad for $7, right?
This was a fun project and something easy I could do while relaxing in front of the TV. I followed this tutorial and found it was pretty easy when I used my pyrex bowl as a guide. I added handles to mine too.
I figured I could use the leftover rope from the bowl to cover a soup can to use as a vase, pencil holder, or to hold silverware at dinner party. One thing though is that it's a cute vase but not easy to clean with water once you have attached the rope. Aside from that mine is still going strong! I have used it for flowers and silverware.
I don't know what it is about maps that is so intriguing to me but I love the colors, the shapes, and the wonder of this wondrous world! I have a couple projects with maps that I recently completed. I found a book of maps on half.com for about $10, a large map on posters.com for $30, and some mod podge for these projects.
I thought this was so much fun though I am not sure what I will use the trays for yet.... I just enjoyed doing this craft project! I found some silver trays from the dollar store that were really neat and I also found some cool silver trays from goodwill for $1-2 each. Not too bad considering I already had the map book and the mod podge (well I always have this stuff on hand)! All in all for three trays it cost about $5.
This one is easy peasy... I simply found some neat maps from my book of maps cut them to size and put them in some matching frames with mats. I thought the mats gave it a little extra sophistication. In total this project cost about $50 and it is a nice addition to our office space.
Map Coffee Table
Lots of fun stuff in this post... do you have any other neat ideas for rope or maps? Please share!
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