Love the look of boho bowls galore, but not the color options or price tags? You’re in luck! I’ve got a DIY coiled rope bowl project that is not only supah’ dupah’ cheap you can also make it in any color or pattern your heart desires! The oversized rope bowls are great for putting out of coffee tables, placed on the etagere in the perfectly styled eclectic home or even hung as a gallery wall of colorful baskets. So many options and ideas!
Did you happen to catch the episode of DIY This With Jennifer Perkins where I made these fun rope bowls? If you learn better via video, give it a watch to see all the different coiled bowls I made. In the video I shared several fun and colorful options. Here I’m going to be showing you how to paint your own bowl.
- Clear plastic serving trays from the thrift store
- Cotton laundry rope
- Sponge brush
- Craft glue
- Fabric paint
Coat the dish using a sponge brush with slow drying craft glue like Tacky Glue. Starting at the center of the bowl coil your laundry rope until the entire bowl is covered. Circular bowls are easier, but with a little strategic cutting and gluing you can also do oval dishes.
When you get to the edges of your dish use clothespins to hold the rope to the bowl. Allow to dry completely.
Using a marker draw a pattern onto your dried rope bowl to paint. If you are extra awesome you can also freehand the pattern and skip this step.
Fill in with fabric paint and allow to dry completely.
The patterns, colors, styles and trims for your bowl are endless with this technique. You can combine more than one technique like using white cotton laundry line to paint and colorful diamond braid rope. Add a wrap of yarn to colorful yarn for an extra pop of color. Trim it in velvet, add a pompom – what will you do with your bowl?
Want more bowl ideas? Keep reading!
Pineapple Dish – With the right shaped dish and yellow cording a pineapple ring dish is just a hot glue gun away.
Yarn Wrapped Bowl – Try adding yarn wrapping to your coiled rope dish for a pop of extra color and texture. These look perfect on your well styled coffee table or sitting in your etagere.
Popsicle Stick Bowls – Popsicle stick crafts never looked so chic.