40 Things You Never Knew You Could Do With Rope
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40 Things You Never Knew You Could Do With Rope

It’s true, we just can’t get enough rope here at Brit HQ. Maybe it’s the cowgirl in us, but we find this material chic, industrial, and oh so versatile. Rope goes with any look you’re already rocking, and whether you’re using it in jewelry or furniture (check out our rope rug!), it always adds a perfect natural and minimal touch. As we’ve been ideating on our next custom rope projects, we thought we’d “wrangle” up the best that the world wide web had to offer. Presenting 40 ridiculously rad rope DIYs.

1. Rope Sign: Create a cute rope sign for that wedding shower or graduation party you’re planning. You can spell out any name or message. (via Green Wedding Shoes)

2. Rope Shelves: We love this idea because it gives you more storage while leaving the floorspace free. Win! (via ReCreate)

3. Color-Block Coiled Rope Basket: Who doesn’t need a beautiful container for organizing knick-knacks? (via Design Sponge)

4. Beachcomber Rope Basket: Make all your trips to the beach or pool this summer a stylish event with this rope beach bag. (via Celebrate Creativity)

5. Rope Vases: We’re totally digging the rope vase. Wrap the same rope around several different shaped vases for a look that’s cohesive but not too matchy-matchy. (via Style Me Pretty at Home)

6. Rope Friendship Necklace: The colors! We obviously love this one. Plus, you’re never too old to sport friendship gear with your bestie, right? (via Honestly WTF)

7. Rope Buttons: Perfect for when you want something more natural looking than plastic buttons. (via Onelmon)



8. Rope Coasters: Say goodbye to water rings and add a touch of summer style to your table with these cute coasters. They are SO easy to make — should take you 10 minutes max! (via Valley and Co. Lifestyle)

9. Woven Jute Stool: Another great Ikea hack! This adorable stool is made from just twine and a $10 “blanko stool” from Ikea. Affordability meets style. (via Design Sponge)

10 Rope Handled Caddy: This caddy looks like the perfect way to serve breakfast in bed to that special someone. (via Martha Stewart)

11. Rope Swing: If you don’t have idylic memories of a rope swing hanging from a big tree as a child, it’s not too late to make that happen! (via Dukes and Duchesses)

12. Rope & Fabric Hammock: Well this looks like a beautiful place to take an afternoon nap. Don’t mind if we do. (via Fresh Home Ideas)

13. Rope Bangles: Wait a minute. Rope AND gold spray paint? This is a win-win project if we’ve ever seen one. (via Martha Stewart)

14. Color Dipped Rope Table Legs: Want something a little more edgy than a traditional nightstand? Problem solved. Add a slab of redwood  to rope-wrapped legs, then dip in a pop of color. Et voila! (via The Brick House)

15. TV Tray Table: This one gets bonus points for being able to fold up when not in use. Plus. how cute is it!? (via Apartment Therapy)

16. Double Knotted Rope Headband: This is a darling hair accessory just on it’s own, but we also think it would be cool tricked out with gold paint, floral accents, or gem stones.(via Just B)

17. Rope Wrapped Chain Bracelet: As you may have already seen in Brit’s Picks, this chain bracelet is a huge YES from us here at Brit + Co! (via I Spy DIY)



18. Rope Napkin Rings: We want the rope napkin rings and the lobster, please. With butter. (via Nicety Live Journal)

19. Rope & Stone Statement Necklace: Rope, stones, and color blocking all in one necklace? Oh, be still our hearts! (via I Spy DIY)

20. Rope Bowls: These nesting rope bowls are ridiculously easy and cute. Plus they are great for storing just about anything. Need we say more? (via Brit+Co.)

21. Tire into an Ottoman: We love the idea of repurposing an old tire into an ottoman! Let’s just hope the smell of rubber isn’t too vile for your living room. (via Casa Abril)

22. DIY Rope Bracelet: This edgy bracelet is another great treasure from Brit’s Picks. (via Honestly WTF?)

23. Rope Knot Bookend: So much cheaper than the version for sale in stores, these make great bookends or doorstoppers. (via Heart Maine Home)

24. Braided Rug: Also included in our DIY rug round up, this nautical beauty makes us dream of sitting on a porch at the beach while watching the tide come in. (via Martha Stewart)

25. Color-Block Rope Necklace: Love the look of ombre or color blocking but don’t want to mess with paint? Just knot two different colored ropes together and voila! (via The Kurtz Corner)

26. Knotted Rope Headboard: This funky headboard is so narrow that it’s a great solution for those of us with small bedrooms. (via Real Living)

27. Utility Rope Necklace: It’s no secret we love a good utility necklace project, and this one is no different! Even if neon colors aren’t your jam, this would be gorgeous in natural tones as well. (via Honestly WTF)

28. Rope Tote Bags: At first glance we didn’t even realize this tote was made from rope. Such a cool trick! (via Style Me Pretty)

29. Rope Light Strand: Another great find from our party light round up, this would be cute hanging up not only during the holidays, but all year long as well. (via A Merry Mishap)

30. Rope Pendant Light: Finally, a light fixture makeover that doesn’t involve re-wiring and calling an electrician. (via Love Maegan)

31. Rope Wall: This is a great solution for dividing up space without making a room seem too small. Love it. (via The Brick House)

32. Rope & Crystal Spike Necklace: We’re not so sure about the foil tape on this necklace, but we love the fun combination of rope and spikes. (via Stripes & Sequins)

33. Rope Hanging Mirror: Ikea mirror + rope = amazing hack! Bravo. (via Apartment Therapy)

34. Jute Rope Twinkle Lamp Shades: We loved this idea when we wrote it about in our party light round up, and we’re still pretty obsessed! (via Ella Claire Inspired)

35. Felt Rope Knot Necklace: The cool texture of the felt rope really makes this necklace a keeper! Would be interesting to try with multiple knots. (via The Every Girl)

36. Hanging Basket Garden: Love plants but low on space? Stack ’em up with some rope! (via A Beautiful Mess)

37. Rope Towel Holder: What a great way to replace old bathroom fixtures with something that looks a little raw and refined. (via On My Honor)



38. Rope Light Installation: How cool is this combination of heavy rope and lighting? Our minds are exploding with all kinds of rope chandelier ideas! (via Home Rejuvenation)

39. Rope Stair Railing: Bring the nautical look indoors by replacing wooden stair railings with a long length of thick rope. (via House & Home and Les Indiennes)

40. Hanging Rope Beds: For anyone looking to sleep just a few more people, the hanging beds are your lifesaver. (via Ana White)

How do you hang (or tie, or knot) your ropes? We’d love to see anything you guys have made. And stay tuned for more rope-themed projects from us this week. It’s wrangler time!