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Winding It Up with Style: Smart DIY Projects Using Rope

Every once in a while, we find something stashed away in our crafting room that makes us start thinking about how much fun it could be to use and all the different ways in which we could get creative with it. The latest thing we stumbled upon was a roll of rope! That’s how we found ourselves looking up all different rope based crafts and DIY projects to bookmark for later.

Just in case you love the idea of making creative things from rope just as much as we did, if not more, here are 15 of the very best designs that we’ve come across so far!

1. DIY no-sew rope basket


Are you the kind of person who finds that you can never have enough small storage bins around your house because they’ll always be filled? Then we think you just might get along fantastically with this fantastic rope bucket tutorial featured on Happiness is Homemade!

2. Woven rope floor mat


Perhaps you’re feeling up to a bit of a challenge and you’d like to try your hand at making something truly lovely? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Gardenista made this pretty, Celtic looking woven floor mat from several lengths of rope held next to each other.

3. Trampoline to swing bed


When we said “feeling up for a challenge”, did you have something much larger in mind? In that case, we’d absolutely encourage you to take a look at this massive upcycling project that shows you step by step how to turn this old trampoline into a fantastic suspended patio bed. Steemit shows you how to do it using, of course, rope!

4. Coastal rope stair railing


Are you actually convinced that rope would be the perfect thing to complement the decor style in your house and you’ve been looking for a DIY statement piece for a while now? In that case, we think you’ll be pretty intrigued by this coastal inspired rope railing outlined in detail on Angie Schotmuller.

5. Macrame hoop hammock chair


Does the idea of a hammock appeal to you but you don’t have a yard and your apartment is small? Then perhaps you’d get along a little better with this similarly knotted macrame rope hoop chair outlined step by step on Fish and Bull instead!

6. Tire and rope pouf chair


Here’s another fantastic statement piece that will have you both working with rope and upcycling old things! We love this clear, concise guide from iCreative Ideas for how to make a floor pouf by covering the whole of an old tire and spiralling rope all around the surface until it’s covered.

7. Knotted rope heel straps


Do you actually love the look of rope so much that you’re pretty convinced you’d like to wear it? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how iCreative Ideas made these fantastic customized strappy heels with stylish rope knotting around the ankles!

8. 10-minute rope curtain rod


Whether you’re putting the curtain by your window, around your bed, or somewhere to divide a room, hanging it with a length of rope rather than a rod is a great way to give the place a slightly more rustic feel! Heathered Nest shows you how they did it in just a few simple steps.

9. Rope and pulley light


Are you feeling both very crafty and very confident in your handiness skills, so you’d like to make a bit of impressive decor? Well, if rustic and vintage inspired themes are your aesthetic of choice, we’d urge you to take a look at how Salvage Sister and Mister used a wood and metal pulley and some rope to rig up a caged pendant light!

10. Anthropologie inspired DIY embellished rope bracelets


Were you such a huge fan of the rope strapped heels that you think you’d like to make yourself another matching accessory to go with them as well? Then, particularly if you love mimicking brand name things in a DIY way, we think you’ll really enjoy the way Love Maegan created these embellished twisted rope bangles!

11. DIY rope curtain tie-backs


Perhaps we caught your attention with the mention of rope and curtains but the curtains you have in mind are actually already hung up by your main windows? Then try adding a rope accent instead! We adore the way Cut Out and Keep used rustic looking rope to create tie-backs that keep the windows open.

12. Rope basket from a dollar store trash can


Just in case you loved the idea we showed you earlier for making a rope basket but you’d rather have one with hard sides than soft, here’s the alternative you’ve been looking for! We love the way Twelve O Eight used a simple dollar store garbage can as a base to wrap their rope around for a more coastal aesthetic.

13. DIY rope wrapped chandelier


Did you really love the idea of using rope to create some kind of statement lighting fixture but you’re just not sure the pulley idea we showed you earlier is manageable? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how this fantastic rope wrapped chandelier was made! See it in more detail on Remodelaholic.