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.
- You need: white cotton rope, chalky paint or acrylic paint of your choice, grey yarn, hot glue gun
- 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.
- Make tassels meanwhile. You can find an easy tutorial here.
- Dried rope with lot´s of nice shades of mustard 😉
- Start rolling and gluing the bottom of the basket.
- 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.
- 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.
- Tuck in the end of the rope towards the inside.
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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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!