November 30, 2009

A Recycled Accessory



So I needed a fun accessory for above the shelf in our small mud room. And because we have slate floors and a very neutral color palette, I was looking for something that felt very natural and organic.



I found this jute rope at Walmart and was instantly inspired to create a natural accessory for above my shelf.  I shopped the attic looking for an old vase that was the right size and shape but found nothing. Then I thought why not use a  large wine bottle.I started this project with tacky glue, but quickly realized that good ole' Elmer's glue works better. It doesn't set up as quick and gives you more time to make any adjustments to your rope. I started the rope at the bottom of the bottle and glued every other time I wrapped the rope around the bottle.

The bottom section of the bottle is where I used the most glue. The middle I used much less. And the top where the bottle gets smaller I used more glue again to keep the rope from gaping and showing the bottle underneath.



And here it is finished and sitting in our mud room!  I just love the natural n' organic feeling of this accessory! And wouldn't 2 or 3 of these be great in a grouping? Wow, a Diy accessory that start from the recycling bin...LOVE!




28 comments:

  1. LOVE IT! And it is absolutely PERFECT for that spot!

    Have a great week!

    Lou Cinda :)

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  2. What a crafty idea and it looks great on the shelf. Now you've got me thinking of all the other things you could "wrap".

    Thanks for posting

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  3. Janis, me too! After I completed this bottle I found myself eyeing everything in my house! It really was a fun project!

    Jane @ Finding Fabulous

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  4. It looks like a million bucks. I hope you display it at the boardwalk bragfest on Wednesday. I absolutely love it! Now I'm thinking of all the things I could cover in this jute-type rope

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  5. Wow! I really like that idea. Very simple and pretty!

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  6. I wrapped and made myself a jute 'tree' this past weekend. I'm doing all natural type Christmas decor and LOVE the look. Now I'm thinking a bottle would be AWESOME in my beachy theme bathroom too. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I would love to show my wine bottle on Friday. I'm glad you mentioned it. I have it listed as one of my regulars now!

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  8. THat would look fab with some long grass blades shooting out! I love this idea! Thanks for sharing it with everyone!

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  9. it looks great and adds that little pop on the shelf! what a fun place to pop a colorful flower in, too!

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  10. Hi Jane,

    I'm new to your blog, found it through Christi. This project is so cute and so resourceful. I really love the simplicity and it adds so much to your shelf.

    I will be checking in frequently! :)

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  11. Wow, that project turned out great, looks like it was store bought! Good job!

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  12. So simple yet oh-so-classy! Can't wait to try this one out!!

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  13. Thanks for linking to 2nd Time Around...your project turned out great!

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  14. I love this project. It's simple, inexpensive, and best of all it looks fabulous! I've got lots of bottles so I'm going to give this a try.
    Jane

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  15. What a great idea for little money. Don't ya just love when that happens? Have a great week. The Twins

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  16. I was going to try this project so I appreciate your heads up on using good old elmer's glue. Thanks for sharing!
    Living it up at Lakewood,
    Cindy

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  17. I love that! Your mudroom is looking great! I love that antique looking map on the shelf too.

    ~Carolyn

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  18. i just today was noticing the wine bottles in the recycling bin when i put the trash out and thought there has to be something i can make with these -- you just gave me the best idea and i went back out and rescued a bottle!! love it - so pottery barn looking!

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  19. Fabulous! Can I use this for the round-up post? It's already one of my favorites! :)

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  20. It's amazing how something this simple can have such an impact.
    @cheapchichome.blogspot.com

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  21. I love this idea also..now I know what I can do with that glue that's been sitting around..lol.

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  22. I LOVE it! It looks so professional and expensive.

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  23. Super fabulous!!! It really is amazing how adorable twine can make something! way to go!thanks for linking!

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  24. I love this! I have a brown ceramic bottle from IKEA that I could do this exact project to. Love the site!

    -Amy

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  25. I'm featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

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  26. very nice, might have a go but on a plant container. Rustic, natural and easy. very nice. Thank you for your great ideas.

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  27. Love your blog and this project with jute - so fun! Just wanted to let you know I featured you in my roundup of jute craft projects here. Feel free to check it out if you want and hope you like it! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

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