Thursday, May 17, 2012

Nautical Rope Spool DIY

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Soon, I will be redecorating my daughters room.  She wants a nautical look, beachy with shells etc...  While wondering around Lowe's and Home Depot which are my new crafty stomping grounds lately, I saw the rope pictured above and thought boats and what can I make with this for her room.  A nautical rope coiled spool was it!!  

Here's how I made it 

Super simple supplies: 2 round wooden circles from Michael's/JoAnn's
empty cylinder ~  I used an oatmeal container
Craft paper scrap to cover the container
Hot glue gun
Minwax walnut stain

 
Wrap the cylinder in paper and hot glue or tape on


Stain your wood pieces, my color was Walnut




I did not photograph this part but I traced the cylinder on the wood piece and ran a thick ring of hot glue around the pencil line and then quickly placed the cylinder on the hot glue ring and then repeated this for the opposite side.


Then I cut the melted/taped end of the rope and it immediately started to unravel but I need it to be flat to start the coil process.  I started at the bottom, again, with a big glop of glue and secured the end and glued a few inches and then pressed the rope along the glue line around and around and around............to the top.


And there ya have it a nautical spool!





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28 comments:

Andrea @ Bubblewrapp'd said...

LOVE IT! SO awesome! I will definitely be making one of these!

Jennifer Hayes said...

Chrissy - this is amazing and inspiring!! I featured you today in my Friday I'm In Love favorites! Have a great weekend!!

http://socialsalutations.blogspot.com/2012/05/friday-im-in-love-with-great-tutorials.html

XOXO
Jenn @ Social Salutations

Maria said...

What a clever idea, I love it!!! I would never have guessed that it's not a real rope spool, this is awesome!

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

I love your taste! this is adorable!!! :)

Holly @ Bella Nest said...

How Cute... I'm going to try this! Thanks for sharing. I'm your newest fan! Please stop by bellanest.blogspot.com any time!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Hi, Chrissy. Would you mind adding a link back to me too? Thanks! Love this project!

Debbie said...

Very clever and cute!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Bravo!! Genius idea and it looks SO great!

<3 Christina
http://igottacreate.blogspot.com
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gail wilson said...

Great job on this rope spool! It looks fantastic!

gail

reFresh reStyle said...

Love this! great idea!
Debbie

Jessica Bruno said...

Hi ! This is very clever and looks great also :) I love simple and easy ideas that look great. Nicely done .

Angela said...

Love it! Can't wait to see her room! It's the perfect timing for summery decor :)

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

That is so neat!!! I am creating a beach/ nautical theme for the summer and this would be perfect!!! I may need to try this out this week... I will let you know if I do! Thanks for the idea!

Stacey said...

That is a great idea! Who would have thought!?! I am impressed with your creativity!
Thanks for linking up this week!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Alison said...

Awesome Idea!!! I love it.

Marcie said...

Would love for you to share this at my linky party!
http://www.igottatrythat.com/p/blog-hop-linky-colde.html

Six Sisters said...

So cute - what a perfect summertime miniproject :) Thanks for sharing your ideas on "Strut Your Stuff" Saturday! We hope to see you again! -The Sisters

Carolyn said...

I'm in love with this! Seriously! My link party [The Inspiration Board] is up right now. I would love for you to stop by and consider linking this up! My readers would love it.
http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2012/05/inspiration-board-link-party-51.html

Kristin said...

Oh my, I am absolutely in love with this! And such an easy project that will make a great impact in a room =) Thanks for sharing.

Visiting from Carolyn's Homework

Lissa @ The Looking Glass said...

awesome tutorial! thanks! found you via the blog hop xo

Carolyn said...

Happy Friday! I just wanted to let you know that I featured you today. Feel free to drop by and grab a button. Have a great weekend.
http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2012/05/inspiration-board-link-party-spotlight_25.html

Natalie said...

I love this, Chrissy!! So classic looking and simple! I might have to try my hand at this! (p.s less than a month till Haven!!)

Karen said...

Love your blog, this is a great project beautifully done. It looks just like the real thing and your photography is amazing.

Desiree @ The 36th AVENUE said...

I love this idea!
Super creative and easy...♥

Katie said...

What a creative decoration~ I love this!!! Excited to meet you at Haven!

SweetPepperRose said...

Hi found you thru StumbleUpon! My sister would love this, she's into beach / nautical items. thanks for sharing your ideas!
JoAnn
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Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

that is such a clever idea. I "collect" empty containers :)

Art and Sand said...

I was just commenting to someone that what I love about blogging is the "spark" of an idea for which I already have the "makings". I just did a "beachy" shelf and I need just one more thing, but I didn't know what it was. Tomorrow, I will make your nautical spool with an old spool I have.

Thanks for sharing.