Rope is one of the most versatile tools out there. While it has countless practical applications, it can also be used in more unexpected ways. Believe it or not, rope makes for an excellent material for DIY projects. It's durable, aesthetically pleasing, and comes in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes that can match any style. Whether you have extra rope lying around that you're eager to do something with or you're looking to craft the perfect piece for your nautical décor, there are plenty of fun and easy projects to try out. 

5 DIY Craft Ideas With Rope

Try one (or all five!) of these craft ideas the next time you feel particularly creative. 

  1. Basket

Creating a storage container out of rope is surprisingly simple. All it requires, aside from rope, is a hot glue gun, a bowl, and any embellishments you may want to add to give it some personality. If you're wondering where the bowl comes into this, there's a straightforward answer: it works as a mold to ensure your basket has a uniform shape. Without it, you would likely get a wobbly-looking basket that might not be very useful. Making the basket is a straightforward process involving winding the rope around the bowl and hot gluing. This is a quick and easy craft that is not only aesthetically pleasing but functional, too.

2. Coasters

For another functional DIY rope project, you can easily make inexpensive coasters that will add to your space's décor while preventing damage to your table. With this project, you even have the option to add a pop of color to the otherwise neutral coaster to help them seamlessly blend in with your décor. All you'll need is your trusty rope, hot glue gun, cork coasters, embroidery thread, scissors, and an optional sealant to hold it all together. These one-of-a-kind coasters make for a perfect gift to a new homeowner, as a simple thank you or as a gesture of kindness.

3. Plant Hanger

This project may sound intimidating, but that couldn't be further from the truth. If you've already got the potted plant, the rope is the only material you'll need to create your hanger. By cutting the rope to the perfect size or going to a rope expert for the ideal length, you can then secure the rope to the base of the pot. Then, all that's left is to tie a knot and hang up your new masterpiece! A plant hanger makes the greatest addition to your potted plants this spring and is a fun and easy DIY craft!

4. Mirror Frame

If you have a space with rustic or nautical décor, adding a rope-framed mirror will help to make the area feel more open while also providing a bit of charm. This project is a bit more advanced than the rest but is very doable if you have the time and patience. While you could just as easily purchase a rope-framed mirror, it could cost you a pretty penny. This project can be done by grabbing the mirror of your choice and some strong grip glue. Grab the rope of your choice, whether traditional or colored and wrap it around the mirror's edge, ensuring the rope stays secured down. This is perfect for a home with a nautical and coastal look or a home where you want to add an eye-catching piece!

5. Drawer Pulls

Get the power tools out for this one. For a DIY project that looks quite simple, it is more involved than you may think. Don't let that stop you from giving it a try, however. For a unique look on any item in your home with drawers, try this project. This is a cool idea for a coastal look or to spice things up in your traditional home. These drawer pulls will make a statement and leave your guests influenced by this cool idea! For tips and tricks on installing this project, contact a remodeling company or a rope company that specializes in selling and installing the perfect rope for the job!

Get Inspired With The Experts At R&W Rope

If you're interested in trying your hand at one of these DIY rope projects but need a helpful guide, R&W Rope can help from start to finish. Our team of rope connoisseurs is known for our rope knotting and splicing skills, rope installations, and at-home rope crafts. Whether you choose a straightforward project or something more advanced, we will ensure you get it done. Call us today at 508-995-1114, or fill out our contact form for more information!