DIY Sisal Rope on Glass

As I look through the catalogs that come almost daily I find sisal to be very popular in decorating. From rugs to lamps and everything in between there seems to be sisal. What I love about it is it's cheap and so easy to work with. Today I'm showing you how easy it is to update a vase, candle holder, and yes even a mustard jar. 

*Don't throw away your glass jars USE THEM!!
This mustard jar was the perfect size for adding a few seashells
 that I found down the shore. 
If you're from Jersey (New Jersey) we don't say we are going to the beach. 
We say "we're going down the shore" :) 
To dress up the mustard glass jar I added sisal rope to the top. 
Do pick up seashells on the beaches that have small holes in them. Here I turned a small seashell with the hole in the top of the shell into a hanging ornament. All I used was sewing thread to hang it from the sisal rope. Instance glam!
I think we all have unused glass vases that once had flowers in them. 
Take them out of the closet and use them.

All you need for this project is a glass vase, sisal rope (I used 1/4"), a large sewing needle and thread. Wrap your sisal rope around your glass and with every row sew the sisal to the next row. Now you could glue it instead. I find it looks so much prettier when you sew it on.

 
 Sisal Rope can be used as thread. Here I took one of the sisal strands of rope and threaded seashells that had holes in them onto it. It couldn't be easier than that!

Here I used a battery candle for the vase. I wanted to add some height
 so I topped it off with the glass candle holder.

A Simple Summer Project!
Thanks for stopping by!
XO,
Dee
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44 comments:

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

How fabulous are all those jars. What size do u typically use for the jars?

Brandi said...

I love this. I've used old spaghetti jars. I like your idea of using smaller jars and decorating them too. Hope you're having fun this summer down the shore!!!

Linda Walker said...

So simple but so pretty...a nice summery touch! That beach looks mighty inviting! enjoy!
Linda
mysewwhatblog.blogspot.com

chateau chic said...

These are so cute and great for summertime, Dee.
My husband's from Jersey, and yes, we always say we're going to the shore.
Mary Alice

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

These are great Dee! So pretty and it looks like an easy project. This would make a nice hostess gift to take to a cookout... like on July 4th... so glad you posted!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Dee,
Lovely tutorial for very interesting summer decorations!
Fun to make even on a rainy day.
Hugs to you and happy weekend.
Mariette

Linda Primmer said...

Love your project. You are always so creative. It's amazing how a little rope and sea shells can transform something.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

yes indeed, I have done even glass bottles. Looks wonderful, yet is so simple and inexpensive to do. Love the one with the sisal at the top

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, it is so perfect, I would have never thought of sewing it, so perfect for going halfway up the glass, which is a perfect idea!

Carol

Barbara F. said...

So pretty, Dee. Glad to see you posting. xo

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Oh Dee, this is a great project! I love that you used the one strand of sisal...never thought about separating it. You are so right, it looks better sewn on than glued. Love them all put together too! Pinning this one to try...just as soon as I get to a beach.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

What a pretty beachy project and so easy to do! Love it!

I'd love it if you'd link it up tomorrow to the Creative HomeAcre Blog Hop. I think everyone would enjoy it!
http://acultivatednest.com/

Debbiedoos said...

Beautiful idea Dee. I wish I were at the beach right now myself. Ahhhh!

Jeanne Baney said...

I just came back from Sanibel Island and now wished I had picked up more shells! Fortunately I live close to Honeymoon Island and the shells there are similar and plentiful! I am going to make a shell garland! You have inspired me once again!

Chatty Crone said...

Hello - how are you? I have to tell you I like what you did to the glass jars - simple. but elegant. sandie

Barbara said...

So cute Dee...love this idea! I just made something similar for my back porch only using a plastic container. Wishing you a wonderful weekend and super 4th of July!
XO Barbara

Judi Morris said...

Had to pin this to my beach board ~ I know I for one have plenty of glass vases and now, I've gotten a great way to spruce then up! Thanks Dee! Judi

Audrey said...

So pretty Dee. Love the fresh look with the sea shells.
Thanks for stopping by Timeless Treasures with a nice comment.
Blessings,
Audrey Z.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

These are SO pretty and I love that you can use even threaded food jars because the sisal will cover that part. Thanks for the tip on sewing -- I imagine it does make a difference and would give a much more finished appearance than just gluing. Pinning this to my summer board.

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Very cute Dee! I love how you also attached the shell to the outside. You're always so creative!

Have a great day.
Pam

Judy Haughton-James said...

Very creative Dee! The sisal rope looks great on glass and the seashells are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea on Creative Monday. Have a good week.

Bi Ti said...

I like anything that reminds me of the beach :). Your jars are awesome, thank you so much for sharing and also for visiting us at pret-a-vivre.com

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Dee, this is so cute and such a great idea! I love using sisal rope or twine in projects! You certainly made this jar shine! The beachy look is perfect for summer!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

They look so nautical and beachy!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What a great idea, Dee, and I never would have thought of it. They would look so cute in any beach or nautical setting.

Enjoy your holiday week!

xo,
RJ

Little Miss Maggie said...

I love your idea of sewing the sisal instead of gluing it. It does look much better that way. Very trendy.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I love this! I am going to my best friend's lake cottage in August and wanted to make her a gift. This is perfect and she will love it! Thank you for the tip about sewing the rope too. Have a great week!

Donna Heber said...

Hi Dee,

A great way to add some texture to old jars and candle holders! Wonderful tips.

Donna Heber said...

Hi Dee,

A great way to add some texture to old jars and candle holders! Wonderful tips.

Anne said...

That looks fabulous! I love the thicker rope you used.

Great project!

Kim Vealey said...

Very creative and nautical! I would love to try this, but my cat would gnaw on the rope. :)
Kim @ *Soliloquy Of Food & Such*

Ivy and Elephants said...

This is so good, Dee! It is perfect for a beachy theme. Love the sea shells.
Happy 4th of July!
Hugs,
Patti

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a fun nautical look! Love the relaxed feel of summer!

Mindi@MyLove2Create said...

Great idea Dee! I love the rope on the jars!

Clairejustine oxox said...

I need to make one of these they are great :)

Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays, featuring and pinning this week :)

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

This came at exactly the right time, I was just about to donate some old vases that I don't use. I'm going to consider this, instead.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a great look for a jar of sand or sea shells. I just bought some twine at Lowe's....now I need some of this, too! Happy summer my friend!

Giancarlo said...

Buona domenica e felici vacanze a Te...ciao

Art and Sand said...

I definitely have the glass sitting around. I am going to Michael's today so I will look for sisal.

Thanks for the cute idea.

Diane @ The Checkered Apple said...


I love all of these! Next time I get a clear vase I will reconsider donating it. Thanks Dee!

Barbara said...

Love this idea... it is amazing what a little rope can do for a glass container. I've done the same thing with jute twine...very pretty. Love your pic of the Jersey shore too.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend Dee!!!
XO Barbara

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Dee,
Hope you are doing fine girl and also that your Mom is okay.
Sending you my love,
Mariette

Phyllis Stanko said...

Love the way the jars turned out, so cute and the beachy way add to where you are so much...love the project..Phyllis

Pam Jackson said...

Makes me want to visit the beach. Those are so adorable.

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