Rope Centerpiece

I don’t know if being a crafter is frugal or not, but if I can reuse an item & make it into something else that’s not only useful but pretty, I’m going to do it.

I eat way too many nuts.  I love Great Value Deluxe Mixed Nuts, mainly because there are no peanuts in it & it’s salted just the way I like them.  So, needless to say, I always have empty cans left over.  What did I do with them this time?  I made a centerpiece!

Rope Centerpiece

And this is how I made it:

What you’ll need:

Empty can

Sisal rope

Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks

Scissors

I started with one of these cans:

Rope Centerpiece

I washed the can out to get all of the salt & nut residue out & then I took off the label.

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Then I got out the hot glue gun.  (insert giggles of delight here)  I put a large drop of glue on the bottom of the can:

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Then I pressed rope into the glue. Make sure the rope is straight or you’ll have to pull it off and reposition it.  (ask me how I know this, ahem)

Rope Centerpiece

Wrap the rope around the can, adding glue as you go.

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Keep adding glue & rope until it’s to the top.

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That’s all there is to it!  (and I still have lots of rope left over)

Rope Centerpiece finished

It’s now ready to add flowers to it.  I cut daisy stems from 2 bushes of daises.

Rope Centerpiece

This is the same centerpiece that I used for the “Denim Picnic Tablescape“.

Rope Centerpiece

It’s a simple and very inexpensive centerpiece & it looks like it took forever to make.  I swear to you, I’ve seen these on line for anywhere from $7.00 to $30.00 and all it cost me was about $3.00 for some sisal rope and an empty can that I already had on hand!

Rope Centerpiece

Happy Creating everyone!