I have a few large vases that I want to repurpose. The one I used for this project is about 30 inches tall and has been in our bedroom, but doesn't really work there anymore. Because of the bluish color of the vase, I had a vision of covering it in a net similar to the old Japanese glass floats. After researching how to tie nets for glass floats I discovered this tutorial.
I chose a sisal rope, which isn't technically correct, but I wanted it to have a loose, weathered look. I started with a ring, which I made by fusing the ends with clear tape. :)
The next step was to connect my ropes to the ring. It was EXACTLY the same as making a tied tutu, which I've done many times! I added eight at about 8 ft. each, so each end was about 4 ft. long.
I had to stare at the picture of the knot for awhile to figure out how to tie it, but I'm happy to say that I have mastered whatever knot that is! :) I could do it all day, but I have no idea where else I'll use it. This rope was tough to work with because it didn't tighten very easily, but I liked the look.
Here is the finished product!
I finished the top by adding a second ring there and tying the last knots to the ring. There were dangly ends so I just tucked them under the knots.
I love that it looks exactly how I pictured it! That doesn't happen with all of my craft projects. ;)
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