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Dollar Tree Rope Bowl Craft DIY

Have you ever tried a project that you seen online and it looked really good and you tried it and didn’t work out for you like it did for them? Well this is one of those projects. It was a fail at first but I made it work.

I seen this rope bowl craft on Pinterest and thought it was a perfect decorative bowl for our lake house. It has a rustic, nautical look to it. I had some rope from dollar tree on hand and thought, “why not”?


First, You take a bowl the size you want and tip it upside down.


Next, Cover it with plastic wrap.


Then, cover the plastic wrap with wood glue.


Start wrapping the rope tightly around the bowl. I used Dollar Tree rope, two packs covered this bowl perfectly.


Keep going until the entire bowl is covered, then let dry completely. I was getting so excited about how this was going to turn out!


It looks great here, but after I let it dry and flipped it over, removed the bowl and plastic wrap, there were places that didn’t get glued and were coming apart. I was bummed but it didn’t stop me!

I fixed it by filling in the gaps on the inside of the bowl with glue and then I sat a book on top and let it dry and that worked! I wouldn’t use this for carrying things around but it is a cute decorative bowl to display. I really like it and I will use it in my home for decor.

Things don’t always turn out like they make them look online but if you work at it, you can usually figure out a way to make it work.


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Dollar Tree Diy Rope Tray Craft

We are in quarantine! Our state has called a Shelter in Place. We’re fighting the Corona Virus. Our household is thankfully ok. I hope whoever is reading this is doing well also. Hopefully we beat this global pandemic soon and it will be a thing of the past. I needed something to take my mind off of this stressful situation..

I needed to craft. Since I haven’t been out to Dollar Tree in a few weeks, I am low on craft supplies. I went through my craft stash and found some rope and decided to make this tray.

I used four 9ft rolls of rope from Dollar Tree and hot glue. That’s it.

I started by making a circle with the rope, gluing as I went.

I just keep going around and around.

The circle took 21ft (3 rolls), I know! It doesn’t look like that much. It ended up being 11” diameter.

Then I started the walls of the trays. I glued 9ft around the topside of the edge of the rope, cutting it to fit perfectly each layer.

I had a small piece left. I cut it in half and glued handles to the inside of the tray.

I will be putting this in my lake house because rope reminds me of nautical decor. It would be cool to have three different sizes, you could hang them on a wall. Hmmmm, I might just do that..

This satisfied my urge to craft during this stressful time. I hope you all stay safe!! We’ll get through this! God Bless!!