Rustic Rope Vase

Rustic Rope Vase

I’ve (Kassi) been working on rope vases to use as part of my wedding centerpieces. I think they really go well with the whole western/roping theme we have going on!
I was lucky to discover my fiance’s mom’s soldering iron. She used to make rope baskets and things. I decided I’d teach myself to do it and I did!
It’s really tough getting one started… But after that the process goes pretty quickly.

This is my very first rope vase. I LOVE it! And I am so excited to use them for my wedding. Less than 7 months to get enough made… Here we go!

Tools Needed:
Used, preferably soft, rope
(having a team roping fiance means I have these running out my ears)
Soldering Iron (complements of fiance’s mama)
Newspaper or large piece of plastic to lay down on work surface
(just to protect whatever you’re working on)

To make a rope vase, you curl the rope into itself then melt it to itself with the soldering iron. Like I said, its difficult to get started, but after that it’s just a matter of taking the time to melt the ropes together.
The finished product can be a basket, (I’ve made one small one so far), a rope vase (2 made, one in the makings), or any other shape you choose to mold the rope into!

The next project that I am excited to try is rope wreaths with fun fall flowers/leaves. If they work out I want to make some to use in the wedding as well.
I’ll keep you posted on how that turns out.

So what do you think of the vase?? Likey?? We’d love to hear from you!!!

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  1. That looks great! I've seen a few rope baskets before but never a vase. I like how you left the knots in it.

  2. You know I love this! (And I corrected the link…hopefully you'll get some more followers now that it's corrected! And no, I have NO idea how I found THIS blog. How many do you have, woman?!)

  3. Thank you Tiffany!!! And THANK YOU Kimmie!!! Haha um… I have three now. I started a personal blog that I was posting the crafts on before, and realized that maybe it would be better to do just a craft blog. So my sister and I started this one. And I have a wedding blog. I know… I went a little blog crazy… heehee.