One of the many things that I look forward to when the seasons change, is switching out my home’s decor. I have a distinctly fall/winter look and a spring/summer look. I begin removing darker elements such as wooden candle sticks, earth toned rugs and velvet pillows in exchange for lighter things – literally and figuratively. Taking my cue from living near the Connecticut Coast, I lean more towards whites, tans and spa blue in the summer time. I have a collection of sea shells that I bring up from the basement and begin dotting them through the house and using them to make a centerpiece for our dining table. While I was in the basement, I saw a vase that I don’t use very often and decided that I wanted to make a summer inspired lantern. Using a coil of rope, I did a quick and easy transformation of an ordinary vase into something with a very beachy vibe. Below are the step-by-step instructions, I hope you try this!
Supplies: Liquid Nails clear adhesive, coil of rope from any hardware store, and a vase (or anything that adhesive will stick to, metal or plastic would work too!)
Apply the adhesive to the vase, you might want to wear gloves and keep a paper towel handy.
Spread the adhesive evenly, covering the entire surface of the vase.
Beginning at the bottom, apply the rope around the vase, I had to push the rope down after each complete turn to keep it stacked evenly.
When I got to the top, I matched the ends of the rope so they would be in the same spot on the “back” of the vase.
Using a sharp blade or scissors, cut the rope.
Apply a generous amount of adhesive on the vase to ensure that the rope will not uncoil.
Here is the final product.
I knew it needed a little something more, so I added a sand dollar shell with a raffia bow.
I can also use it as a vase for flowers…