I feel like I'm a broken record lately because all I talk about is packing. Sorry friends, packing and cleaning has taken over every empty space in my brain. I have lists all over the house - I have lists about errands to run, I have lists about what to pack next, I even have a list of what's in the freezer, what's in the pantry and what's in the craft bins. I may have a list to remind me of where the lists are! It seems crazy, but the lists are helping my frazzled brain --- somewhat. Since I'm trying to pack everything up and I have my handy list of craft supplies, I realized I had rope. Yup, rope - full disclosure - it's clothesline. I had bought it for something else and the something else was a fail so here sits the rope in need of a project!
Enter this little pin from Belrossa.
I've seen a million versions of the rope baskets and decided that I would give it a try since I had all of the supplies.
The basic rundown of this project is simple... grab a bowl to be able to use as a mold, hot glue the end of the rope so it doesn't fray and then start glueing the rope on itself in a spiral pattern. Once you've gotten to the same size as the bottom of the bowl, start glueing the rope to itself, wrapping it around the bowl to get the shape. Wrap until you're satisfied (or you run out of rope) and glue the end down. Once the glue is dry, remove the bowl from the bowl mold. I was a tad distracted and glued the rope to my bowl mold a couple places and couldn't get it off. After a few failed attempts and muttering to myself, I poured some boiling water into the glass bowl and it loosened the glue enough for me to get my new rope bowl off.
Ahhhhhh - success. It feels good. Not as good as crossing things off my list, but good!!