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Sisal rope frame

After falling in love with sisal rope projects and the nautical flair they can add to coastal decor, I decided to try my hand at making my own rope picture frame.

This mirror was my inspiration piece:

It's really quite easy. All you need is a frame, sisal rope, and a hot glue gun (with glue of course.) I started with this frame from Michael's. It had a flat surface, the original color would not look bad if any showed through, and it was on clearance. The rope came from Wal-mart.

I just started gluing around and around until I couldn't glue any more rope on. You may have noticed the inspiration piece left the corners exposed but I wanted to cover mine, so I cut short pieces of rope and filled in the corners. When I was done, I ran one long piece of rope all the way around the outer edges. Here it is finished:

I decided later that it needed something else, so I added a starfish I had on hand. It is now part of my coastal sofa table vignette. (I'll get around to sharing the whole vignette later.)

Have you made anything with rope? I'd love to hear about it.

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  1. I love the rope and starfish so cute.

  2. I'm seeing sisal in a whole new light these days! Thanks for sharing that great project!

    You have a beautiful blog, BTW.


  3. What a neat way to dress up a frame!!!

  4. What a lovely frame, I actually like it better than your inspiration piece!

  5. What a cute idea! I want to try this sometime!

  6. Looks really rustic. Great post. I found you via the Tuesday Talent Show from Chef in Training
    I have linked a pizza I did with leftover roast chicken. Have a good week.

  7. This is so very neat! So glad you shared it at Handmade Tuesdays! Pinning it :).

  8. This is such a cute idea! My hubby and I just got back from our annual beach vacation, and I’ve been looking for the perfect way to display the photos around my office at Dish. I think it’s safe to say that my search is over! Thanks for including instructions and pictures too. It may seem like an easy project, but I’m the type of person that would mess up boiling an egg without instructions. LOL! I usually end up getting my project ideas from HGTV and DIY Network, so I can pause and rewind a step when I get lost. Luckily, I have the Hopper DVR with loads of recording space to house all my many DIY projects. But I think I will be able to complete this project just fine, thanks to your clear instructions. I’ll let you know how it goes!

  9. Very cute! I like yours much better than the inspiration piece. And you've found the perfect photo to put inside. Thanks for sharing at Etcetorize this week!

  10. Thank you for sharing at A Crafty Soiree! I've featured your project this week and I hope you'll come by tomorrow to check it out.

  11. Lovin' the rope and TWINE projects, quick and simple!

  12. I have not made anything that I can recall with rope, but I might make this my first on my list.

    1. It's a fun easy project. Great for starting out with rope.

  13. LOVE the frame!! I love beachy creations!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!


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