24 In Int'l Bloggers Club Challenge

How To Make A No Sew Rope Basket

It´s the end of August and that means that I´m almost going back to work after lovely two months of summer holidays. It´s going to be tricky getting back into the swing of things after laying low for quite some time. But hey, it´s life and I want to get back into my routine. I´m looking forward to seeing colleagues and of course the kiddos!! This year, my daughters are changing schools to mine and it´ll be wonderful having them there with me. So much to look forward to, but first, lets talk about the Int´l Bloggers Club Challenge! Because the end of August also means time for another IBC. And this month´s theme is about baskets. So I am showing you how to make a no sew rope basket today!



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Last month we skipped our challenge due to summer vacation and at the end of June we talked about repurposing common household items. Find my jar lid post here.

How to make a no sew rope basket

I love having little baskets [and big ones!] in my house, they help me be organized and just look pretty. Now, transitioning into fall slooooowly, I like changing up my decor here and there just a bit, using little items like baskets.

And you might have noticed my new love of mustard! The colour mustard, others call it dark yellow or orange, Annie Sloan calls it Arles [this is the one I love and use] but for me it´s mustard, and if I look at it a bit longer, it reminds me of pumpkin spice soup too, what can I say.

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  1. You need: white cotton rope, chalky paint or acrylic paint of your choice, grey yarn, hot glue gun 
  2. Mix one teaspoon of paint with about one liter of water in a bucket and soak the rolled up white rope in it until it is all covered with paint. Move around so the paint/watermixture covers the rope everywhere. Take out of water and wring, then put in a sunny spot until completely dry.
  3. Make tassels meanwhile. You can find an easy tutorial here.
  4. Dried rope with lot´s of nice shades of mustard 😉
  5. Start rolling and gluing the bottom of the basket.
  6. Put most of the glue towards the inside so excess glue isn´t visible on the outside. Work your way up and use a flower pot or similar to measure how high you want it to be.
  7. When you reach the last round, add the tassels by simply tying them around the rope and then gluing the rope on step by step.
  8. Tuck in the end of the rope towards the inside.


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This is how my little basket looks with a faux plant inside. Love it and how the mustard adds a lovely warm vibe to my decor.


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how to make a no sew rope basket kreativk.net



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Well, what do you think of this cutie?? I hope you like it and also stop by the other ladies blogs to check out their creations for this month´s IBC edition! You can find the links below!

Thank you so much for stopping by the blog today!





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  • Iris Nacole
    07/09/2017 at 03:36

    I’m basket obsessed, and this little cutie is right up my alley! Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial with us at The Creative Circle Link Party!

    • Katrin
      08/09/2017 at 20:00

      Thanks so much Iris, it´s such a fun and easy little DIY.

  • Amber Harrop
    05/09/2017 at 22:38

    I absolutely love the tassels Katrin and I would love this for my plants

  • FLORENCE @ VintageSouthernPicks
    05/09/2017 at 05:21

    Such a cute project Katrin! It sounds easy too. Do you wrap the rope around a pot to help keep its shape as you roll? Just wondering. The tassels are an interesting touch as well. Pinned.

    • Katrin
      05/09/2017 at 07:40

      Thank you so much! I´m happy you like it Florence. By gluing them with hot glue the rope basket gets really sturdy real quick and even though you could use a pot for the inside, it might get glued on, as the hot glue comes out on the inside of the basket. If you use thicker rope there won´t be any problem and it´ll be even easier.

  • Leanna
    04/09/2017 at 02:50

    This is adorable Katrin. Last year I worked with rope wrapping it around various plain glass vases. I was really surprised to see your pot stood on its own. Its amazing how you got it so even and smooth. Beautiful work and the tassels make it even more wonderful.

    • Katrin
      04/09/2017 at 17:31

      It quite a strong rope I chose so that helped a lot and then the hot glue also makes it more stable I think. Thank you Leanna 🙂

  • Keri
    31/08/2017 at 17:52

    Katrin, this is such a cute no sew basket!! Love the tassels you added. It looks great as a planter! Awesome job friend!!

    • Katrin
      02/09/2017 at 14:18

      Thank you, so sweet of you!

  • Laurie
    31/08/2017 at 05:41

    Katrin, This is really pretty! I love the color too!

  • Sandra L Garth
    29/08/2017 at 21:08

    I agree wholeheartedly with Michelle, “how do you do it?” Your creativity and energy is boundless, thanks for always sharing it with us at Celebrate Your Story. Have a happy school year!

    • Katrin
      31/08/2017 at 08:18

      Thank you so very much Sandra, you´re so sweet!!

  • Ellen
    28/08/2017 at 22:14

    Klever and kreative use of rope, in a word it’s fantabulous! Love the shading of the color on the rope and those cute little tassels add the perfect finishing touch. Mustard is the must have color for this Fall. I need a row of these baskets for all of my plants. Thank-you for the best no sew project ever!

    • Katrin
      29/08/2017 at 09:19

      Thank you my friend. I´m really liking the mustard touch on things, I almost can´t stop, lol! I´m glad you like this project it was so easy and even easier if you don´t want to do the dye. Have a great day Ellen!

  • Tanya Derrey Bingham
    28/08/2017 at 19:40

    I love this pretty basket Katrin!!! Pinning 🙂


    • Katrin
      29/08/2017 at 09:09

      Thanks so much Tanya!!

  • Mary
    28/08/2017 at 16:54

    Katrin this is really very original. When I first saw it I had thought you’d glued the rope onto a pot. But now I see that it is freestanding, which makes it even more special. Love the addition of the cute tassels. And that color is definitely pumpkin spice in my book. 😉

    • Katrin
      29/08/2017 at 09:09

      Thanks Mary, it is a pretty and cozy fall colour and I love it with all my whites and neutrals around.

  • Angie ~ Ambient Wares
    28/08/2017 at 13:52

    Wonderful job, Katrin! It looks so sturdy and I can’t believe it’s made of just rope. Love how customizable it is too 🙂

    • Katrin
      29/08/2017 at 09:08

      Yes, it is so easy and quick to make too! Thanks so much Angie!

  • Pili
    28/08/2017 at 10:50

    I have seen that mustard color on furniture and I didn’t find it too appealing but it sure looks great on your basket, Katrin! It is screaming fall and feels cozy. Love your rope basket and how cute and easy to make it is

    • Katrin
      29/08/2017 at 09:08

      Hi Pili, same here, I don´t know if I´d paint a furniture in it, but on little things like this basket it does look cute.

  • Michelle
    28/08/2017 at 10:28

    Ahhhh Katrin, please tell me your secret. How do you get it right to take something like a boring piece of rope, dab some paint on and it becomes a fashion statement? That Grace Kelly decor touch of yours always amazes me and I would love to get inside your head to figure out how you do it. Your rope basket with tassels is beautiful and classy and just so perfect.

    • Katrin
      29/08/2017 at 09:07

      Hahaha, no secret, just trying not to spend too much money and not being able to resist my need to create something, lol! Thanks friend, you´re so sweet 🙂